How Does the Editor Present His Thoughts and Feelings About World War One? How Far Is the Extract Similar and Different to Your Wider Reading in the Literature of World War One? You Should Consider the Writers Use of

How does the editor present his thoughts and feelings about World War One? How far is the extract similar and different to your wider reading in the literature of World War One? You should consider the writers use of firm language and structure (45 marks)
This article, written in 1915 and aimed at public school boys, focuses on the power of patriotism rather than the realities of war. The fact that this is an article can be seen to make the article more approachable and believable. Its purpose is to encourage and motivate the boys on the home front to do all they can to aid the war effort, ‘the man who remains at the base… contributes as much to the great victories.’ However it may be viewed in a cynical article as the use of the word ‘man’ is juxtaposed by the previous use of ‘boys’ makes it clear that the lines of morality in sending young men to war have become blurred.
Upon reading the article, one is able to identify the strong feeling of patriotism felt by the editor. The use of jingoistic and ‘up beat’ language, ‘pretentious peril,’ alludes to a certain joy as the alliteration of ‘p’ creates emphasis so creates a childish image, one that is ill informed of the true horrors of war. This view is also found in ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ when George continually uses jingoistic language, ‘tip-top…Cheerio,’ proving that public school boys were brainwashed by propaganda and enlisted with the belief that the war would end in one big ‘old fashioned’ cavalry charge. However, the use of such language is used for a different effect in Blackadder as is invokes sympathy in its audience, making them pity the naivety personified by George. Unlike ‘To Our Readers’, ‘Blackadder Goes Forth,’ does present a number of realities, the main one being that war is inescapable. The fact that Blackadder spends every episode failing to escape proves just how inevitable death was in war.
The editor of this article uses repetition to stress his belief that comradery is vital during war...