In class today we were talking about the reawakening of an English soldier after the end of the war. I guess that this novel represents the world in which he will awaken to. I don' think that it is the world tht he expected to find upon his arrival back into British society. The drunking, partying, and general debachery did not seem to be a part of his plan for his 'restarted' life. He was looking for a return to the way that Britain was, unaware that that world has been destoryed and is never to return. The days of robins on snow are gone, and have been replaced by empty liquor bottles on cocaine. The soldier is totally unaware of the destruction of his world. He has been in the Army for years fighting to preserve it, only to have it be destoryed by Britain itself. I think that he would have almost rather have stayed in the trenches than return to the Vile place that Britain has and will become.