In the opening of the letter the writer right away expresses his worries about his boys, later recognized as the men in the platoon that he leads, and he regrets and feels some shame that he is not with them. It can be imagined that the author?s reference that the boys are fighting like hell is a literal one particular, the war Europe was non-quit and it?s assumed his platoon was fighting the war without having him.
His situation had turn out to be not only a physical discomfort but was leading to him to truly feel guilt from currently being away from his troops, and he expresses this discomfort in currently being away from them at a time when they need him. It looks also that the author feels he has an obligation to dwell up the merits due an officer rank as he claims to be a platoon leader of a machine gun unit, no doubt he feels officers shouldn?t be obtaining sick especially in the middle of a war.
?The author explains in his letter to his girlfriend that the explanation that he is away from his platoon is that he is suffering frequently from bouts of headaches that look to be obtaining worse as time goes by. He then reveals to her that he had been possessing these types of headaches before he left for overseas but didn?t mention them to her at the time. The writer also appears to be suffering from acute intestinal or some kind of abdomen disorder as nicely. The brings about of his headaches are undetermined and he undergoes different exams, and visits a few medical professionals at four different hospitals but they can?t seem to locate the lead to or explanation for his headaches. His headaches and stomach ailment may possibly be associated as he claims his headache goes away when he loses (vomits) everything in his stomach and then sleeps. ?I suspect these headaches and stomach problems might be induced by anxiety from becoming away from his wife, his platoon and from the exposure to war.
The writer looks like a considerate individual as he tries to comfort his wife in his letter, making light of his situation by jokingly explaining his expertise with the x-ray exams he went via. He explains that the x-rays of his sinus, abdomen and skull area all display negative, not even a brain! He then reassures her that absolutely nothing is incorrect with him and that he should be receiving back to his unit soon if the medical doctors will release him.
Now the real crux of the letter is unveiled when the writer now asks his wife if she has done anything at all even though he was away that ?wasn?t appropriate??, and to tension his sturdy wish to know he calls her by identify, Barbie. He then starts to express his paranoid worries about her cheating on him and pleads with her to verify or deny his fears, even if it is accurate he begs with her to inform him.? His paranoid worries look to originate from stories going about that the soldiers wives are roving about with the boys back residence, and he expresses his jealous concern striving to explanation with her that each of them would by no means consider of sexual relations or any variety of relations as prolonged as they are apart.
No, doubt the distance amongst them along with the stories of cheating wives and exposure to war has gripped the author with jealousy, which compels me to consider how the author?s expressions of jealousy in his letter could be found in a similar letter in our time.?
It is difficult to discern much about the war from this letter other than how the war was obtaining a negative effect on relationships caused by spouses being separated for prolonged intervals of time, or completely by death. In war nothing else matter for people fighting except existence and hope for a existence with a potential free from war. The only issue that I can imagine that males battle for in war is the love of their wives, and not doubt that that really like was what they have been really fighting for in the finish.?