Disillusionment in Evelyn Waugh’s Men at Arms

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


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.
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: 24 jan. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v3i3.194.