Life and Fate By Vasily Grossman
“Every day was the same. There was nothing left in the world but this battered earth and this blazing sky.” This quote describes how bleak things become after being at war, how it can affect people.
“Good men and bad men alike are capable of weakness. The difference is simply that a bad man will be proud all his life of one good deed - while an honest man is hardly aware of his good acts, but remembers a single sin for years on end” People can be changed by war, reading this quote enough times in context shows how much war changes people.
Clouds- Clouds represent the gloom that war puts on people, whenever there is no sun or some type of clouded over weather I see that as the effect war has on people, and how they are not happy anymore due to what they have been through.
Letter to the author
Dear, Vasily Grossman,
I want to commend you for your brave work on Life and Fate. You tread into war as just a journalist, someone hoping to make it big with a story. But you made it bigger than you can imagine, decorated as a war hero for your works of literature and the way that you described the Great War. You may not be around today to see the influence your works completely had on the world, but they have had a huge one. You may have very well re invented the memoir, instead of just telling a story you placed your readers in the war and showed them the true reality, a reality they may not want to know, but it is extremely important for the people to know. So thank you Mr. Grossman.
Sincerely, Zane Erickson