“The things they carried” is very descriptive when addressing the horror of war; however, it is not always recognized as an anti-war novel. In a well-developed 3 page paper, evaluate “the the things they carried” and all quiet on the “western front as anti-war propaganda.”
Identify the three common images or scenes addressed by each author and compare how each uses tone, diction, dialogue, and setting to portray a specific judgment about war. Explain how this rhetoric contributes to the theme of each work; specifically, do the works have an effective anti-war message, or do other themes dominate the message of the work? Use at least 2 quotes from each text.