The Fighting Ground - Pages 103 through 115 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 103 through 115 Summary

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Jonathan is fighting an internal conflict—should he kill the Hessians? As the Hessians sleep, he loads one of their rifles. He stands at the doorway with one foot in the house and one foot out. He will get off only one shot so he must be ready to run. He aims at the oldest Hessian. He tries to convince himself that the man is a cruel murderer. Jonathan is trembling and in the end cannot pull the trigger. He unloads the weapon and returns it to its original spot. Ashamed of himself, he walks outside and lies on the ground.

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Outside, Jonathan recalls the entire day—how early in the day he dreamed of being a soldier. But when he had his chance to take out his enemy, he failed. What was wrong with him? He must find the Corporal—the...

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