Afterwards: Owen's Letter Home
Owen's Letter Home
In this letter Owen describes sheel exploding nearby which knocks him unconscious. It is this experience that results in his shell-shock and his removal from the front line.
Owen is later rehabilitated at Craiglockhart Hospital, although the suggestion is that men who have experienced the 'horror of war' never forget it; they cannot be "cured".
(Explore links with Grave's 'Goodbye To All That' as well as works that follow: 'The Not Dead')
This Pathway is to be used for revision purposes, predominantly. Whilst the over-arching theme is ‘Afterwards,’ several further themes ('Disillusionment,' 'Memoirs,' 'Sacrifice') emerge and pupils should be encouraged to explore these.
The main aim of the Pathway is to enable pupils to draw connections between works. This is especially useful for those sitting the AQA Unit 6 paper, ‘Reading for Meaning.’ They should also be encouraged to analyse literature of different forms (poetry & prose), focusing on how the pieces fit in to literary tradition / the canon.
The tasks relating to the various sources are listed within the ‘Page Details’ section of the page. Feel free to add to these where necessary.
Created by Hannah.