Why did Bob Dylan write John Brown?

Why did Bob Dylan write John Brown?

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    Bob Dylan has written the poem, “John Brown” as a sign of protest. He is against the glorification of war and critiques the people who take part in glorifying war like John Brown’s mother in the poem. This is an anti-war poem, highlighting the physical and mental trauma all war victims undergo. He has written this poem to show that war is not about medals and glory but human sacrifice and emotional exhaustion.

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