character sketch of john brown in the poem john brown

character sketch of john brown in the poem john brown

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  1. John Brown is the protagonist of the poem, “John Brown” written by Bob Dylan.  John Brown, initially, is very proud of the fact that he is going to fight for the nation and make his mother proud. But his idea of war changes once he takes active participation in it. He undergoes what most soldiers face- mental and physical trauma. He realizes that all the time he is fighting in the war, he is just trying to kill another human being like him or die trying. John Brown is sensitive to the fact that war is not just about medals but a lot of hardship and sacrifice. It is not the solution to peace. He undergoes a lot of harm in the war, coming home barely alive. He knows the glorification of war done by his mother and others is wrong as war has no objective.

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