A Soldier's Heart Analysis

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A Soldier’s Heart, is a story about a boy name Charley who wanted to go to war. Charley believed if he went to war he would prove to his mom and family that he was a man and could take care of himself and his family. There was one problem with Charley’s idea of joining to fight in the war; Charley was too young. The legal age to join an army was 18. Even though Charley was not old enough he signed up anyway and no one questioned his age. He joined the Minnesota volunteers. He was stationed at Fort Shelling. Shortly after he arrived at Fort Shelling, Charley realized he wasn’t prepared for what was ahead of him. War was going to be different from what he had imagined. Charley was going to be able to earn money. He earned $11 a week.

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