Valley Forge Book Report

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The book Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson goes along the story of the American Revolutionary war. Some can argue that there are some huge differences from the war to the book but these two also have many similarities. Three major similarities are the way the soldiers were feeling, some of the tactics war officers used to encourage the soldiers, and the living conditions of the soldiers at Valley Forge.

In the book the soldiers in Valley Forge were portrayed as miserable, cold, and forlorn. All of these adjectives can be used on the real soldiers. First of all, Valley Forge was a Camp the Rebels were using to wait out the Winter. They were going to be cold. Also, the rebels have been at war for a long time but still haven't won a single battle. This shows that not only was the ragtag militia cold but they were not proud of themselves. “This camp is a forge for the army; it's testing our mettle. Instead of heat and hammer, our trials are cold and hunger. Question is, what are we made of?”. This quote from the book encompasses the way these soldiers were feeling. In the book Curzon and his friends have
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It said the soldiers who leave will be shamed by our new country, but the ones who stay will receive the eternal thanks from the men and women of America. On top of that if the soldiers leave the militia, they came a long way for nothing. One of the quotes from The Crisis says “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country;”. Thomas Paine is saying that the real soldiers will tank through the hard times and the weak ones will quit. In the same context on page 84 in Forge, Silvenus said, “ Are you real soldiers, or boys who just want to march in the sunshine?”.This portrays the same idea that Paine was trying to
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