Martin Guerre

Natalie Davis wrote The Return of Martin Guerre, a story about a man who goes off to war. Years later, a man returns and claims he to be Martin Guerre; the town goes about living, but is soon confused with the return of a second man claiming to be the true Guerre.

Davis’ story is told through using writing conventions like conjecture, which some, like Robert Finaly, take issue with. In Finaly’s opinion, one cannot write a true historical record by using conjecture. Finaly’s opinion is that only records and true events should be used when writing about a historical incident.

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