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Does it Matter?

Does it Matter?

by Siegfried Sassoon

Warfare Quotes

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Quote #4

For they'll know you've fought for your country
And no one will worry a bit. (14-15)

The people know the soldier has fought for his country, but what about the soldier? Does he know that? The question's left unanswered. And what's with the whole not worrying thing? If fighting for one's country makes the soldier the way he is (blind, legless, forever changed), that seems like a pretty big cause for worry. Something just isn't right with the way people think about war in this poem.

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