few themes are found in A Fighter's Lines.
One of the themes is
The persona fought the enemies in order to achieve independence for the
country. Although it was a tough fight, he did not give up because he loved
his country deeply.
He is now old and disabled. He can no longer fight for his country.
However, this does not stop him from being patriotic. He cannot stand to see
the country surrounded with a web of deceit. Therefore, he encourages the
younger generation to be united in fighting the injustices that plague the
He feels by doing this the freedom that he and his peers fought so hard
to gain will be protected.
Another theme found in the poem is that of facing life's challenges
The persona and his peers had made many sacrifices and fought bravely
for the country's freedom. He is now old and weak. He is also handicapped.
These cause him to suffer but he does not give up.
He realises, however,
that he cannot fight to protect the freedom of his country anymore.
Therefore, he urges the younger generation to stand up for the country. He
wants them to fight for the continuance of peace, justice and unity of the
The poem also emphasises the fact that there is strength
in unity. The persona asks the younger generation to form "a wall of
people" (stanza 3, line 4). This means the persona wants the younger
people to be united. By doing so, the younger generation will be able to
protect the freedom of their homeland.