Question: English & Literature

how is the conversation about vicksburg that james and capt keller have at breakfast..symbolic? explain its relationship to the long dialogue free section of this act with helen and annie battle also
In English & Literature | Asked by ryan15
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They are both arguing about the Battle of Vicksburg where General Grant routed the Confederate army. Keller and James are in a heated exchange about 'if' the battle was truly lost, or it was gifted to the opposition by stupidity and mismanagement. Ironically enough, the battle that ensues at the table shortly thereafter is an exact parallel to the 'stupidity' and 'mismanagement' of Helen by this family.

MHood2 | 658 days ago