Sharpe's Skirmish Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sharpe's Skirmish.
This section contains 862 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sharpe's Skirmish Study Guide

Responsibility and Duty

One of the most important themes in "Sharpe's Skirmish," or any book about war for that matter, concerns responsibility and duty. Sharpe and his men, the South Essex Light Company are assigned to guard Tubbs' men at the fortress of San Miguel de Tormes while they review the muskets left behind by the French, seeing if they are serviceable and taking possession of them. Upon learning that many bottles of wine are stored at the fort, Sharpe orders Harper to break the bottles, spilling the wine, to ensure that his men do not become intoxicated which would hinder them in their duties and endanger everyone at the fort. Harper accordingly breaks the bottles, and when Sharpe's men complain, Sharpe sends them on a march to keep them from getting slack. Sharpe fulfills his duty after dinner by checking on the sentries to make sure everyone is...

(read more)

This section contains 862 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sharpe's Skirmish Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Sharpe's Skirmish from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook