Essays Tagged: "Robert Ross"

Inductive essay on the book "The Wars" by Timothy Findley

Timothy Findley uses fire in his book, The Wars, to portray some of the significances to Robert Ross's life. Robert Ross is the main character that faces many problems. Throughout the book ... ses and is destroyed by many experiences. Throughout the story fire consumes almost every aspect of Roberts life.Life during a war was literally a living hell for those who had to fight. War was like ... r to the soldiers. Flame throwers and bombs both are used in the destruction of much of Europe, and Robert himself. "There [are] flames all around [Robert] and [Robert's] clothing [is] on fire." (Find ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Timothy Findley's "The Wars" and Erich Remarques "All Quiet on the Western Front".

els ever written on The Great War. The novels revolve around Paul Baumer, a 19-year-old German, and Robert Ross, a 19-year-old Canadian, going off to fight in The War To End All Wars. They find themse ... lly - a concept that today's society still has not fully accepted.The first death of the enemy that Robert Ross witnesses is that of a German soldier. The events surrounding the German's death are alm ...

(7 pages) 82 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Wars by Timothy Findley

othy Findley's The Wars, is used creatively to develop a better understanding of the main character Robert Ross while reflecting on the situations that he faces.The first animal that Robert encounters ... The first animal that Robert encounters is a coyote. In this particular book, the coyote symbolizes Robert learning how to become a good solider in the war and his first connection with animals. In th ...

(3 pages) 141 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Use of Animal Imagery in "The Wars" by Timothy Findley.

The Use of Animal Imagery in The WarsTimothy Findley's The Wars describes the history of Robert Ross, a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Army, during World War 1. The story of Robert Ross ... p meaning. The abundant animal imagery in the novel is used to parallel and reveal the character of Robert Ross, foreshadow the situations he finds himself in, and symbolize hope amidst war.Robert's c ... such as coyotes, horses and rabbits illustrate his character. In the process of becoming a soldier, Robert's run with the coyote is significant in his understanding of himself. As one critic stated: " ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Wars- Importance of the four elements of life

ittingly, these four elements are placed as an inscription on the gravestone of the main character, Robert Ross, when he dies. Throughout the novel The Wars, the four elements are constantly deadly wh ... onjunction with their aforementioned attributes, the four elements are written on the gravestone of Robert Ross.When any of the four elements are found in places where they do not belong, they invoke ...

(8 pages) 51 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Bookreport/ Review on Timothy Findley's "The Wars"

anadian soldier in WWI. Mr. Findley wrote the novel as a researcher trying to recreate the story of Robert Ross, the Canadian soldier. While the novel was written in 1977 a good part of the book was b ... st, I found it added to the intensity of the book. For we didn't see just how the war was affecting Robert personally, but his family and friends as well. "Mrs Ross adjusted her veil but did not put t ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anti-Heroes

ry might work with some tragic heroes but it does not work with Hamlet in Hamlet by Shakespeare and Robert Ross in The Wars by Timothy Findley. Hamlet and Robert are not tragic heroes. Rather, they ar ... self. Hamlet's actions such as this, makes people believe that Hamlet is insane. On the other hand, Robert's end result starts to build up after his beloved sister Rowena's death. He loved her so much ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Robert Ross - Tragic Hero ("The Wars").

ion, hero is someone who is larger than life, someone who possesses great strength and courage. Was Robert Ross, the protagonist of "The Wars", a hero? First answer that comes to mind is "no", but the ... er that comes to mind is "no", but the more one thinks about it, the more he starts to believe that Robert indeed was a hero, though not a traditional one. Although Robert Ross does not blindly follow ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Wars" by Timothy Findley

mpelling circumstances show the nature of their character, the innocence or brutality with in them. Robert Ross, is the main character in the novel and goes through many character testing events throu ... novel and goes through many character testing events throughout. war inherently changes people and Robert is no exception.Rowena is Roberts handicapped older sister, she is a symbol of purity and inn ...

(6 pages) 87 0 4.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Wars

vel, The Wars, Timothy Findley uses the element of character in describing the cycle of sanity that Robert Ross experiences through his interaction with various animals.Sanity is revealed by Robert's ... nimals, which is demonstrated through his interaction with the horses and rats. The illustration of Robert physically petting the horse around her neck shows the peace he finds in himself. "Robert pet ...

(2 pages) 549 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Wars

we get caught trying to fix what we have done. In the novel The Wars one is forced to realize that Robert Ross must overcome all the elements of nature during his time at war. In his attempts to over ... ature during his time at war. In his attempts to overcome the elements of nature he becomes a hero. Robert Ross is in the midst of a quest where many things stand between him and his destination.Fire ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Wars

we get caught trying to fix what we have done. In the novel The Wars one is forced to realize that Robert Ross must overcome all the elements of nature during his time at war. In his attempts to over ... ature during his time at war. In his attempts to overcome the elements of nature he becomes a hero. Robert Ross is in the midst of a quest where many things stand between him and his destination.Fire ...

(4 pages) 19 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Wars

and · However, The Wars has more form then it's predecessors, through its close depiction of Robert Ross's heroism in the midst of the war."Externally, the characterization seems typical of the ... ism in the midst of the war."Externally, the characterization seems typical of the genre, we follow Robert through his initial training to his experience at the front, and his growing hatred and fear ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare