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The Fighting Ground Themes & Characters

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Themes and Characters

Jonathan is the most important character in The Fighting Ground, and the only one whose name is given. In the beginning of the book, he is excited by the ringing of the church bell while he and his father are hoeing. He sees fear in his father's eyes, but he longs to join the battle. His mother sends him to find out what news the bell is signaling and gives him strict orders to return home with the news. But instead Jonathan joins a small party to try to stop the Hessian soldiers who are advancing in their direction. During the next twentyfour hours, Jonathan discovers a great deal about fighting, soldiers, his father, and himself. He must decide who the enemies really are and how he feels about them.

The Corporal, leader of a small band of men from Jonathan's town, orders his forces to stand...

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This section contains 551 words
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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.
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