The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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The poem The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson was written to honor those who fought and those who lost their lives in the Battle of Balaclava, the Crimean War. The soldiers "Volleyed and thundered" (Lord Tennyson, Sum V, 4) through the valley of Death and the mouth of hell. Therefore, The Charge Of The Light Brigade do not glorify the war nor glorifies the war. The title itself can relate to the topic of poem which is basically how the soldiers charged to the Light Brigade. More so ever, the poem did not dwell on a war that was not victorious but the two hundred and fourty seven British men out of six hundred men either lost their lives or was wounded in the war. Six hundred noble British men fought a war to protect the Orthodox are to be considered heros, brave, and deserved to be glorified because of this. Dispite the lack of organization the British soldeirs still went to war and the outcome of the war was guesome. The Britan men who fought in the war are known for their courage, they are considered heros in the poem by Lord Tennyson.

A hero is commonly known as a partisan, patron or person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. (www.thesaurus.com) Someone who is selfless and brave can be describe a hero just like the heros who fought in the Cimean War. "While horse and hero fell" (Sum, V,6) the men kept fighting regardless of how the outcome might have looked. Fortitude, the soldiers were,…
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