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The Attitudes to War Expressed from Roland and Vera "The War at first appeared to me an infuriating private disruption instead of a world-wide catastrophe." For both Roland and Vera the war changed their lives in various ways as you can see that over a relatively short period of time their attitudes change again and again because of their experiences and they understand from these. The effect that both Roland and Vera's encounters have and the shift in their attitudes to war show the abrupt shift in personality and character out of their young ignorance and naivety to Roland's desperate desire to participate in the War in comparison to Vera's disbelief at what was happening. "I discovered it, very tough to feel that not too far away men were being slain ruthlessly, and also their poor disfigured bodies appeared together and crowded in ghastly indiscrimination into quickly supplied common graves as though they were nameless vermin." Even though Roland and Vera in the beginning seem to have different perspectives to the war that the love that they have for one another does not waver, and it may be claimed that their love grows stronger. The War highlighted the fact that for some there might not be a different tomorrow, "O Roland, I composed, in the religious ecstasy of young love sharpened by the War into some poignancy beyond saying." In addition, it can be claimed that Vera's approach to War is of someone who was to be left behind once Roland went into the front, so her attitude can change based on Roland's adventures and the way the War impacts both his own personality and his or her connection. Vera asserts a hope that Roland would not visit the front and could inde...