- 言語と文化 = Language and Culture (ISSN:09147977)
- vol.22, pp.192-172, 2010-03-01
Science Fiction novels have a lot of War novels. Particularly famous works are Robert A. Heinlein's "Starship troopers" and Joe Haldeman's "THE FOREVER WAR". "Starship Troopers" is known as a warlike novel, and "THE FOREVER WAR" is known as an antiwar novel."Starship Troopers" is a famous warlike and right wing novel, and a view of war is based on the early American ideal. The ideal has a self righteous side, and makes others inferior human, because "Starship Troopers" is a warlike novel.On the other hand, "THE FOREVER WAR" is antiwar think, because this novel has influence of the Vietnam War. Haldeman was a soldier of the Vietnam War. Probably that experience is the novel's background. He thinks human's hostility to others is a factor of wars, and at all times murder is a sin.The difference between the two novels is based in a view of others, as one side looks at the enemy as inferior humans, and the other side looks at humans as equal.