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APRIL MORNING STUDY GUIDE / LITERARY CRITICISM

OVERALL ANALYSIS

CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Adam Cooper

As this story is focused on the experiences of one man over the course of one day, there is little in the way of dramatic character development for anyone but that main character, Adam Cooper. It can be argued that all the characters are severely impacted by the sudden intrusion of violence and death, changing their world forever in an indelible, even historical, manner. But even in that light, there is little time for the reflection as the characters are only beginning to feel the impact of what they've gone through. Further, it is all still filtered through the observations of Adam, who is himself wrapped up in the changes he is experiencing personally on the battlefield and elsewhere. Thus, for survivors of the day, there is little space devoted to exploring shifts in character beyond the most obvious lamentations and declarations of change.

Adam Cooper starts the novel as a typical teenage boy from colonial America. In many ways he is just like a teenage boy from any age: he is.........

Moses

Moses' character develops in so far as he is able to finally recognize the new maturity in his son, then dies at the hands of the British. This is crucial in that Adam needs........

Solomon Chandler

As with Moses Cooper in death, Solomon Chandler's character does not change but Adam's perception of him shifts over the course of the novel's day. At first he seems like a helpful guide and fount of wisdom for Adam, who is still traumatized by his father's death and the massacre at the Lexington Common. However, his attitude towards warfare and desire for control darken........


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