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