The Man He Killed
...man’s part as to “shoot a fellow down” in a bar. In this quatrain, the narrator, in a conversational mood, addressed the readers as ‘you’ and says that war is such absurd. In the poem, Hardy explores how ordinary people get plunged into the war. Referring to some anonymous person, the narrator says that if they met in a bar, they would probably entertain each other with wine, as he says, “Had he and I... A Critical Analysis of “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The Man He Killed”, deals with the absurdity and irrationality of war in general and of the Boer War which occurred in the late 1890s. The poem is narrated in a conservational mode though the person, spoken to, is absent...