Children As Merc: Scrutinizing Martha C.Nussbaums’s Objectification Theory In Alan Gratz War Novel Grenade
War is an intense armed conflict between states, government, societies or parliamentary group such as mercenaries, insurgents and militias. In all ages war has been an important topic of analysis. Because the war is not only about spending money, but it actually spending the sweat of the labours, genuine of the scientist, the hope of its children. War affects many innocent lives. It makes the country and its people as homeless, hopeless, foodless and peaceless. To gain power and significance for a country, the authorities make use of people lives and alsowield them as a tool for succeeding in war. In some war the authorities even recruited the school children as their soldiers when they need bunch of soldiers in their army. This paper is to analyse the objectification of children during war using the reframed theory of Martha C. Nussbaum’s Objectification and her concepts like Instrumentality, Denial of Autonomy, Inertness, ownership, Denial of Subjectivity.