Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

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For English Lit, we've been given books to read for wider reading, which we need to put together a sheet of paper on, with information under the headings "Horror and reality of war", "Relationships between men and officers", "Presentation of women and relationships" and "Mental health".

I can't stand the book, and i'm really having trouble finding quotes and important parts to put under these headings, any help would be great (:
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Anyone, please?
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i loved birdsong and had to do it for my WW1 exam last year. I typed up some quotes which iv attached. Birdsong is the first one, but there are other books there, so maybe it will help too? Let me know if you need any help, it has been ages since I read it and I think I've pretty much forgotten everything I did on it last summer, but I might still be of some use.
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There's loads on horror and reality of war, I'm sure you'll find some good quotes about from his time on the front line. Good book. Bit too much war for me though, not really my thing...
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I studied Birdsong for my A2 coursework. I didn't like it at first either, but I got into it eventually and ended up really liking it. Stick with it. My cw was about class difference so there's loads of stuff about the soldiers and the officers. Just focus on how the language is different and how the soldiers are treated much worse because they're lower class. There's also loads on the horror of war, if you go to the chapter about the battle of the Somme.
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(Original post by Helie12)
i loved birdsong and had to do it for my WW1 exam last year. I typed up some quotes which iv attached. Birdsong is the first one, but there are other books there, so maybe it will help too? Let me know if you need any help, it has been ages since I read it and I think I've pretty much forgotten everything I did on it last summer, but I might still be of some use.
Thank you very much (:

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I studied Birdsong for my A2 coursework. I didn't like it at first either, but I got into it eventually and ended up really liking it. Stick with it. My cw was about class difference so there's loads of stuff about the soldiers and the officers. Just focus on how the language is different and how the soldiers are treated much worse because they're lower class. There's also loads on the horror of war, if you go to the chapter about the battle of the Somme.
I'll just tough it out, hope it doesn't take too long to be interesting (:
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Just thought I'd thank the person who posted the attachment, it's been a real help.
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likewise, that attachment saved my life
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omg that attachment is amazing THANK YOU!!!
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Thanks so much for the attatchment! i have read nion all of them, so its a really good aid!
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Thankyou so much for the quotes list, I am studying Birdsong for my AQA AS exam next week and it's a great help! x
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they're really great! Thanks
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Another thank you for the attachment!
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Another thank you got the attatchement!! you saved my coursework!!
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From what I remember, it gets a lot better after the first 100 or so pages, so stick with it
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Thank you so much for the handout! Really helps! And I agree, at first, I found it tedious but when you get into it, it gets better.
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Hi everyone, i need some help on Bridsong. I have to answer a question ' how does faulks makes readers feel sympathy for madam Azaires? can anyone help please.
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