The Fighting Ground Social Sensitivity

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The Fighting Ground's themes do not address the morality of war; rather, they explore the naivete of inexperienced soldiers. Jonathan glorifies war while his father, who has been wounded, fears it.

Avi's message is that war is ultimately a personal matter, and that individuals suffer its consequences. Even in the Revolutionary War, which most American readers think of as a noble cause, there is no glory, only the reality of death.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Fighting Ground from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.