If We Must Die
by Claude McKay
If We Must Die Warfare Quotes
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Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, (2)
This is seen as dishonorable, because the victims don't appear to be shown any mercy. Though they are humans, they're hunted and treated like animals.
Making their mock at our accursed lot. (4)
The claimed nobility of hunting is that the hunted is killed in the quickest and least painful way, but the enemies do not obey this code of honor.