by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse Theme of Warfare
A Farewell to Arms. All Quiet on the Western Front. We're guessing you've read your share of war stories, and hey, maybe you're a little sick of 'em. Enter War Horse. This story changes it up by presenting war through the eyes of a horse. So leave all your ideas about World War I at the door, and get ready to experience it from a whole new perspective.
Questions About Warfare
- How are the horses affected by the horrors of war? How do their experiences compare to those of human soldiers?
- How would Joey's life have been different if he didn't have to go to war?
- Is War Horse anti-war or pro-war? How do you know?
- How does war affect those who aren't soldiers (think of Albert's family and Emilie's family)?