A Critique of “Gone to Soldiers” by Marge Piercy
The novel Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy intricately weaves the lives
allowing them to work in factories and defy their husbands by hiding resisting
I completely enjoyed Gone to Soldiers, because several main characters
to happen to each person next. I really enjoyed the profile of Louise Kahan a
example of her strength and belief in herself Louise did not instantly return to
her ex-husband Oscar even though they both still loved each other, because she
was strong enough to resist him and his womanizing ways. Piercy gave me a much
I learned about the little struggles of working American women, such as the
wearing pants. These issues were ones that I had never thought about before.
because they were considered racy. It is equally surprising to me that women
still have to wear hose with our skirts or be deemed inappropriate. I do not
kept my attention. Piercy’s point of view was biased favorably towards American
Jews. I enjoyed the book because it kept my attention on the individual lives
of people in the midst of war instead of the battles fought during the war. I
also liked the complicated weave of lives into one story like a patchwork quilt.
In conclusion, I enjoyed Marge Piercy’s novel Gone to Soldiers, because
it kept my attention with realistic descriptions of people with whom I began to
book if they like historical fiction, because it is so captivating. Piercy uses
the individual as a piece of the whole picture, important but not the entirety
of the work which makes this book so intriguing.