His eyes are blank. He was very attached to his hydrocephalic sister who died as a teen. It is an attitude of the human mind I do not grasp. You know it will obtrude again and again and again until you find its meaning—here.
He would not let her down again by killing her rabbits too. He was raised in the upper class Rosedale district of the city,  attending boarding school at St. The lowest common denominator.
He leaps through memory without a sound. Ross to breakdown and place copious amounts of grief on Robert which contributes to his internal destruction. He publicly mentioned his homosexuality, passingly and perhaps for the first time, on a broadcast of the programme The Shulman File in the s, taking flabbergasted host Morton Shulman completely by surprise.
Shadowsfirst performed inwas his last completed work. It is also made visible by other characters in the novel. Robert does not remember his mother being around very much as a small child. She is also the apparent mouthpiece later on for what Findley is trying to portray in writing this book: People drive in such a way that you think they do not believe in death.
The guilt that he experiences for the death of Rowena leaves him feeling empty and alone. Its gestures are wider--its voice is projected farther--its face has bolder features than reality would dare contrive. Ross it is evident that woman characters give male characters emotional problems.
How to cite this page Choose cite format: The only other source from someone who knew Robert was a sister of a lover he briefly had. Touch these pages and you have me in your fingertips.The Wars by Timothy Findley and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at mint-body.com Timothy Findley received a Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, an ACTRA Award, the Order of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Award, and in he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Mar 20, · 2h | Drama, War | 10 November (Canada) Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled/10(33).
By one of Canada’s most distinguished authors, this Canadian classic follows young Robert Ross from his Toronto family home to the muddy battlefields of France.
Intense and powerful, The Wars reminds us of the sacrifice of our soldiers in the “war to end all wars.“ “One of the greatest people I have ever worked with was Timothy Findley. The Wars is a novel by Timothy Findley about the experiences of a young Canadian officer in World War I.
Findley dedicated the novel to his uncle, Thomas Irving Findley, who fought in the First World War and survived. Findley drew upon letters his uncle had sent, as well as his verbal accounts. InFaber published Pilgrim and reissued The Wars and Famous Last Words.
His last novel, Spadework, was published inthe year in which Timothy Findley died/5(25).Download