Why is the soldier boy so full of remorse?

QuestionsWhy is the soldier boy so full of remorse?
Anonymous asked 4 years ago

Is the soldier boy full of remorse in Michael Mack’s poem ‘Small Pain in My Chest’? What might be the reasons?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 4 years ago

The soldier boy does not think war to be a great cause for death, as it serves no good to mankind. Moreover he thinks himself to be a man with great strength and vigour. So he finds it silly to sit helplessly with a “small pain” in the chest. Apart from that, it is a shame to him what his wife and mother would think of him to see him in that situation. All these are the reasons why he is full of remorse.


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