Disillusionment in Evelyn Waugh’s Men at Arms

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Khamis Khalaf Mohammad Al-Qalam University College/English Department

Abstract

This paper aims at exploring the leitmotif of, disillusionment in the military life of, the protagonist, Guy Crouchback, in Men at Arms Waugh’s first volume of a war trilogy, Sword of Honour, which is based on his own experience of the Second World War. It is a grotesque black comedy on the scheme of a chivalric illusion, associated with severe loss of old battles and a series of anticlimactic military defeats where the British-Indian troops fought against the Turks in 1915-1916 at Kut-al-Imara, a small town in the south of Iraq.
Published
Jul 4, 2020
How to Cite
MOHAMMAD, Asst. Prof. Dr. Khamis Khalaf. Disillusionment in Evelyn Waugh’s Men at Arms. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 113-122, july 2020. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <http://jls.tu.edu.iq/index.php/lang/article/view/194>. Date accessed: 30 oct. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v3i3.194.