"Shall Not Perish", 109 (Event)

Page Number: 
109
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
And my brother went to the war
Page Event Ends: 
109
Era: 
World War I(1914-1919)
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Friday, April 6, 1917 to Monday, November 18, 1918
Notes: 

Mrs. Grier's dialogue here spans five events:
1. The death of her boy and the de Spain boy
2. Mrs. Grier's brother in World War I (which is this particular event)
3. Mrs. Grier's grandfather in the Civil War
4. Pete Grier in World War II
5. The present scene in the de Spain mansion

Summary: 

As Mrs. Grier attempts to comfort Major de Spain, she notes that "Maybe women are not supposed to know why their sons must die in battle; maybe all they are supposed to do is just grieve for them" (109). As evidence, she cites her Mother who also did not know why her son "went to the war" (109) - the first World War.

Chronological Order: 
7.00
Keywords: 
War, History, Legacy
Indeterminate Date Range: 
6981

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