The book My Brother Sam is Dead was a book about about named Tim. He lived during the time of the Revaloutionary War. The book was very accurate towards actual events that happened during the war. When the war started Tim’s brother Sam joins the Patriots to fight. His family are loyalist and his father disapproves of him joining the rebels.
Many people debate over whether war is a “necessary evil” or an unnecessary one. War has many perks, some being positive and some being negative, making it hard to decide if it is necessary. The negatives of war is told in the book, My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier and Christopher Collier. Taking place during the Revolutionary War, My Brother Sam is Dead tells the story of Tim Meeker, a son of a tavern keeper living in Redding, Connecticut. Tim Meeker’s family is split during the war, his brother, Sam, wanting war against the British and his father, Life, who is against the war against the British.
War can tear apart families, and cause pain and suffering. In the book My Brother Sam is Dead, the main character, Tim Meeker, has to weigh these factors and choose what side he is on. Throughout the book, he is indecisive, and constantly debates which side he should choose. By the end of the book, Tim decides to become neutral after seeing and experiencing the deaths of Ned, Life Meeker, and Sam Meeker. Ned was a slave owned by a man named Samuel Smith.
Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is. The unecessary death of Sam inspires Tim to go neutral because Sam was not rewarded for valor and had no glory to his name. Tim doesn’t like that or want that so he chooses neither side of the
The majority of people during the American Revolution fought for liberty without realizing the actual cost and brutal reality of war. In the novel My Brother Sam is Dead, the Meeker family consisting of a Father name Life, a Mother named Susannah, a rebellious teen named Sam, and a conflicted teen named Tim, journey through the life of colonists owning a tavern during the Revolutionary War. Sam departs from his family to fight alongside the Patriots going against his Father, a Tory. War brings a lot of terrible things, but some examples are families splitting, clash of generation, and an overall theme of principle vs reality. The soldiers who fought in the war thought they were fighting for liberty, when really they caused havoc and awfulness.
In the book the killing sea by Richard Lewis, ruslan has a different perspective about the soldier because later in the book he found out that it was his uncle but because he was very bias towards the rebels he was still a bit skeptical. First In page 167 his uncle said ”i 'm bachitair. Your mother 's half brother. Your uncle” so immediately Ruslan was in shock because his worst enemy is his uncle so he is still probably questioning if he is his uncle or not because the rebels might be lying so Ruslan can work with them. Then on page 180 the narrator said”with the tip of his finger, the commandant pushed a small photo across the plywood desk” Ruslan and the rebels are working together so Ruslan forgive the rebels for what they have don 't to the people of
This is proven when he has a thought that he will lose his dad and when his dad dies. This created a negative impact towards Wiesel’s identity. First, Wiesel says, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this god in whom I no longer believed” (Wiesel, 91). The second sign of evidence Wiesel lost his faith in god is when he said, “No prayers were said over his tomb” (Wiesel, 112). Evidence of identity change is, “I shall not describe my life during that period.
In 1778 at Valley Forge you had a 15% chance of death and 50% chance of becoming ill, so what would you have done, quit or stay and fight for your country's independence as stated in Document A. Many people were leaving Valley Forge because they didn't like their chances of winning. Others thought differently and stayed to fight for their country's independence. Soldiers that stayed had patriotism and they were put through conditions that showed they wanted to have freedom. Not only were soldiers fighting for their own freedom but they were fighting to provide independence of their whole countrie and separation of Britain.
So, who is responsible for his death his older brother is is responsible for the death of Doodle his younger brother. How Doodle 's older brother is responsible for his death: his brother didn 't put thought into his condition, he didn 't think about his brothers feelings, and he only thought about himself. That is why Doodle 's brother
In the book My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, Sam came home from Yale wearing an army uniform to a tavern in Reding. Father and Sam didn 't get along. Most of their arguments were usually about Sam enlisting with the Patriots in war and how dangerous it would be. Even though Father told Sam not to go to war, Sam didn 't listen and bad things ended up happening. It turned out to be that Sam just came back home to steal Fathers Brown Bess.
In the historical fiction novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, Tim learns that no matter what side of war you are on it is still bloody and horrid and should be avoided. In the exposition of the novel, Tim Meeker, is a tweenaged boy who is a hard working boy caught in the middle of the American Revolution. As the conflict develops, Tim faces the challenge of surviving the war and staying out of trouble while still trying to decide what side of the war he was on. In the rising action of the story, Tim Meeker, watches his brother, Sam Meeker, announce that he left college and signed up to fight in the war on the patriots side. Then Tim father takes him on the yearly trip to Verbanks Point, instead
Then the clash of generations like adults and teens students and adults then children and parents.like adults and sam how the adults want to stay there in peaceIn My Brother Sam Is Dead although both sides of war are shown author 's collier and collier ultimately argue that war is unfair and hard.Like In the war it affected families and tore them apart.they also clash with generations like with adults and tennagers.then principals vs reallity principals as in sam fighting for freedom and reallity like all the horrible deaths.this is the kind of stuff that hapened in My Brother Sam Is Dead whille the revoloutionary war. In My Brother Sam Is Dead there is a lot of conflict in families during the war which leads into divided families.In the book
In Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Davy, Reuben Land’s older brother, runs away after killing two people. Based on Davy’s decision and personality, I believe that his family has never truly known him and he has a darker side that no one noticed. Reuben and his family always believed that they knew exactly who Davy was, however, it becomes apparent in the novel that he is not who anyone thought he was. For instance, Reuben has always known Davy to be in charge of himself, and to play by his own rules. It comes as a surprise to Reuben when he sees that Jape Waltzer is in charge of Davy now because he had “never before heard Davy speak about someone else as though that person and not he himself were in charge” (226).
The genre is historical fiction. Tim Meeker is a little boy who lives in Redding, Connecticut around the time the American Revolution begins. Tim does not care for politics at all, but his father is a loyalist to Great Britain, much like the rest of Redding. Tim’s entire family likes his older brother Sam. Sam joined the Continental Army to fight against the British but his father