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Wilfred Owen$
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Guy Cuthbertson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300153002

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300153002.001.0001

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Mother and Fatherland

Mother and Fatherland

(p.129) Chapter 8 Mother and Fatherland
Wilfred Owen

Guy Cuthbertson

Yale University Press

Wilfred Owen’s poem “It was a Navy Boy,” brings together the railway, where his father worked, and a sailor, which is what his father wanted to be. Yet the poem is not about his father but about a mother-and-son relationship. The focal point of the poem is the mother, and Wilfred suggests that his own attitude to the war has been changed by the revelation that he is serving in order to support his mother, fighting for the mother before the Motherland.

Keywords:   Wilfred Owen, Navy Boy, sailor, father, mother, war, Motherland

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