Symbolism In 'The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh'

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The most important element of this story is overcoming your fears in the story. In the story of Ray Bradbury's “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”, it's about a boy named Joby who runs away from home. He runs away from home because he thinks going to the Army will be cool. The general tries to act like a father to him. The symbolisms of this essay will be of; peach stones, peach blossoms, and the general’s wisdom.
The very first symbolism noticed in “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” was when the soldiers were being compared to peach blossoms. First of all, they were being compared to peach blossoms because it was spring and during the spring, plants usually bloom. They were being compared because the plants bloom out and its shows symbolism for maturity for the men. Next, they were being compared to peach blossoms because it shows a sign for men that testosterone. They were being compared because testosterone builds up and they're anxious to go fight, they wanna go kill some people. Finally, they were being compared to peach blossoms because it shows that they are young and they get anxious. They were compared because do to testosterone builds up during the spring, they will get so anxious to go out and fight.. All in all, the soldiers were compared to peach blossoms do to the signs of maturity.
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First of all, the General is wise about the war because he knows that many men will die. They were being compared because the general knows how many men will die due to he is old and wise. Next, the general being wise for his age, knows what's gonna happen because it saddens him. He cries because he knows how many of his men will die and many of his men don't realize that. Finally, the general being wise for his age because he acts like a father to Joby. He acts like a father because Joby, who is 14, left his home and came to the army. All in all, the general was wise for his

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