The Fighting Ground Topics for Discussion

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What are the reasons Jonathan's parents do not want him to join the army?

What does the tavern keeper tell Jonathan about joining the fight? What does he make Jonathan promise? What might the real motives be behind the tavern keeper's words?

How does the lack of communication, or language barriers, figure into the story of The Fighting Ground?

Why do some of the soldiers distrust their leader, the Corporal?

What does Jonathan think of the three Hessian soldiers who capture him? Which Hessian soldier is most sympathetic to Jonathan?

What reason does the Corporal give for killing the parents of the little orphaned boy?

How does Jonathan try to help the Hessian soldiers who captured him? Why did he have mixed feelings about his captors?

How does Jonathan's view of war differ before and after he actually engages in battle?

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