I should still have my unblighted self to turn to: my natural unenslaved
feelings with which to communicate in moments of loneliness.
If humanity is to remain unenslaved
the secrets behind the old blood killings must be discovered.
Indeed, observing combatants' actions and "might," God is said to have pronounced, "I have made them men." Racial pride is found in mention of the soldiers' "sinews brown" and in the rekindling of "the old free fires of their savage sires," an image that suggests the rediscovery of the spirit and bravery of their unenslaved