What could Henry learn from Wilson after he returns the letters to him?
Strong answers should take into account the fact that only Henry knows his own situation completely (that he was not wounded in the fighting, exactly, and that he retreated from the battle). They should take what they find out about Wilson and contrast that with Henry's experience, extrapolating from it a lesson about pride, courage or authenticity. They should analyze the way these two characters interact and the nature of their discussion about the battle, noting Henry's thoughts about Wilson's development. They may question why Henry has pity for a man who behaved courageously and spoke authentically....
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 725 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4211 literature essays, 1403 sample college application essays, 171 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.