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Consider the expression "the end justifies the means." Are there characters in the novel who believe this and act accordingly in every situation? Are there other characters who believe that honor and honesty can never be compromised no matter what the situation?

Friendship is an important element to this novel. Sharpe and Harper provide the obvious example, but they are not the only pair of friends. What other pairs of friends are present and how is their relationship similar or different to the relationship between Sharpe and Harper?

Sharpe displays two very different sides. He can be caring and kind in his thoughts of Lucille and his children, and he shows kindness towards Harper. But Sharpe can also be incredibly violent and homicidal. Do any other characters display display such radically different traits?

The author places a great deal of importance in presenting accurate...

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