|Plot Summary of Regeneration|
|" The first in this trilogy, “Regeneration” by Pat Barker is an impressive read.
Barker bases her book on actual facts, the relationship between an army psychologist at the
British hospital at Craiglockhart and noted anti-war activist and poet Sigfried Sassoon.
It is a gripping story of the poet's struggle with his own conscience, his obligation as a
British citizen of gentry, and his relationship with friends and acquaintances who were
instrumental in his life. Barker clearly shows us the agony and the tragedy of this senseless
war where untold numbers of young men were slaughtered (on both sides) for reasons that
are more egocentric and political rather than just and humane. Barker went on to win the
Booker Prize for the third installment of this powerful trilogy.
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|"Dr Rivers is researching the mental effects of war at the Craig Lockhart Institute where he meets Sassoon, poet and concientious objector. Will his patients be permanently damaged by war, or will they be able to overcome
their difficulties and achieve 'regeneration'?"
bonzai, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Regeneration|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
Battle with a psychiatrist
- War, WW I
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Lot of foul language?
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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