María Fernández Alex Bostina Javier Arambarri Calvo Josu Arambarri Calvo 4D
'Break of Day in the Trenches' by Isaac Rosenberg after spending five months on the Somme in 1916. The darkness crumbles away. It is the same old druid Time as ever, Only a live thing leaps my hand, Droll rat, they would shoot you if they knew Your cosmopolitan sympathies. Now you have touched this English hand You will do the same to a German Soon, no doubt, if it be your pleasure The torn fields of France. What do you see in our eyes At the shrieking iron and flame Hurled through still heavens? What quaver—what heart aghast?
When Isaac had spent 5 months in battles inside a trenche, he asks a rat what does it see on his eyes, he asks it what is him. These words of Isaac shows us the desesperation that him and lots of soldiers had because of the decition of some "important" people.
He also says to the rat, that at this moment it is with him, with a soldier of a band, but after, it will be with another ssoldier of the other band, if someone before doesn't catch it to eat. What Isaac is saying, is that the rat doesn't make any difference between Germans and British. The soldiers ask themselves why are they figthing versus people like them, the unique difference that is between them is the "important" people they had to obey.