Edward Irving Wortis Writing Styles in The Fighting Ground

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Point of View

The story of The Fighting Ground is told in limited omniscient point of view through the character of Jonathan, a thirteen-year-old living in New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War. His story begins as he is working in the field with his father on their rural New Jersey farm. Jonathan's father has a bad leg, injured when he fought in the war. Jonathan's older brother signed up in the army a year before and has not been seen or heard from since. Not surprisingly, Jonathan's parents aren't about to give the youngster permission to go fight. They don't want to lose another son. But that doesn't stop Jonathan from day-dreaming and romanticizing about serving his country.

The story pivots around Jonathan's desire to be in the fighting. When he finally engages in battle, his daydream is shattered in the reality of gunfire, a dead fellow soldier...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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