War Against Ignorance

| England, UK | Learning | May 22, 2017

(We have been reading a book in English as part of an assignment. The book centres around a character who fought in World War II returning home to get revenge for what happened prior to enlisting. We have just finished the book and our teacher is asking for everyone’s opinions.)

Student: “I liked it, but it wasn’t very believable.”

Teacher: “I see. In what way?”

Student: “Well, all this ‘war’ stuff. I mean, when was it meant to happen?”

Teacher: “The war?”

Student: “Yeah.”

Teacher: “World War II happened between 1939 and 1945.”

Student: “So, the author made up a war when we didn’t even have weapons to fight with, and what about this ‘2’? Does he seriously think we’d believe that there have been two wars?”

Teacher: “…”

(We were literally learning about WWII in History at the time, and he was in my class!)

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