Soldier's Heart Author
Soldier's Heart Genre
Soldier's Heart Setting: Years
Soldier's Heart Setting: What States?
Minnesota, Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia
Protagonist: naive at the begining (thought life was easy); old in the mind at the end of the story
Let Charley go to war; Ignorant
wounded soldier who took his own life
Charley's younger brother
War: North vs South
Charley struggles w/ staying alive
Charley struggles w/ images of war (at the end)
Charley struggles w/ being lonely
Charley struggles w/ knowing there will be more way
Soldier's Heart Theme: War
War isn't just a fun game - it's serious & devastating
Soldier's Heart Theme: Enemy
You mind is your greates enemy
Soldier's Heart Theme: Lessons
Think twice before you do something / investigate
Symbolism: 2 colliding bullets
heat of battle, at the worst of the battle
destruction of the innocent
Symbolism: Confederate pistol
All that he's been through, mental (Mind) torment (pain)
Symbolism: Wall of dead bodies
Death, loss, the "wall" Charley's put up (protection around his mind)
Symbolism: Overpriced Pie
War - more lost than won
Innocent version of Charley
War is always a part of him
to cause pain to; to trouble greatly, cause distress
to twist or bend out of shape
not to be avoidaed; certain to come
doing well; successful; thriving
very hungry; greedy
elementary; to be learned or studied first
standing still; not movable; having a fixed place
Years of the Civil War
Major issue in the Civil War
Lincoln elected president
11 Southern states seceded and formed this
Confederate States of Americas
More people, Federal arms, more supplies, road instructions
Experienced military & generals
Who was "winning" in the beginning of the war?
2 important victories in the North
When did General Lee surrender to the North?
Where did General Lee surrender to the North?
Appomatox Court House
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