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    My Brother Sam is Dead My Brother Sam is Dead is a young adult historical fiction by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically illustrates what happened in the American Revolution. Sam would steal his father’s gun for the war. Sam is a patriot and fought in the Revolutionary War. His father is a Loyalist and against Sam fighting in the Revolutionary War. Events that happen in the book are Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775), Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775),

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    My Brother Sam Is Dead Essay The Revolutionary War of 1775 was a brutal war between the British and the colonies. During this time many college students left their studies to go and fight, one fictional example of this is Sam Meeker. In Collier and Collier's book My Brother Sam Is Dead Sam Meeker is a college dropout who goes to fight for the war. The narrator of this book, Tim Meeker, is Sam's little brother. While Sam is away at war Tim's life changes with death and the reality of what war is

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    through the beginning of the American Revolution? Authors James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier published in 1974, My Brother Sam Is Dead. This book occurred in Redding, Connecticut in 1776 during the American Revolution. My Brother Sam Is Dead is a story of a sixteen-year-old, Sam Meeker, which decided to join the army to fight against the British. While his younger brother, Tim Meeker must decide between his brother’s loyalty to become an independent nation from the British or his father’s

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    My Brother Sam is Dead Soundtrack My Brother Sam is Dead by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier relates to “99 Red Balloons” by Nena, “Get Up” by Superchick, and “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan through some of the lyrics. “99 Red Balloons” tells about a war and the lyrics relate to Susannah (Mother), Life (Father), Sam, and Tim Meeker along with Betsey Read. “Get Up” relates to Sam specifically because he is so confident he won’t fail. “Wavin’ Flag” relates mainly to Sam again, but also relates

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    time of the Revolutionary War as he works on his family’s tavern. However, his brother Sam wants to join the Rebel Army and wants to defeat the British, otherwise known as the Loyalists who Sam and Tim’s father support as they support the king. In My Brother Sam Is Dead the author’s James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier use the Brown Bess to symbolize power and authority. Throughout the story, the brothers use father getting hurt because the soldiers think that father has the gun to link

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    War: The Real Price To Be Paid "In war the dead pay the debts for the living," (Collier and Collier 167). The real cost of war is so great that the thought of paying the price is rather unfathomable. In My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier we get a glimpse into the lives of not only the Meekers but the people of their town and we observe the price they paid for one of the biggest and most powerful wars of our American history, The American Revolution. In this historical

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    Christopher Collier’s historical fiction book, My Brother Sam Is Dead, the story takes place during the American Revolution which occurred in 1775. To many people in the book, both sides believe that war is always unfair. War could tear families or people apart or bring them together as a group to fight. The Patriots fight for their own freedom by revolting and creating the American Revolution. In the historical fiction novel, My Brother Sam Is Dead, there

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    My Brother Sam is Dead tells the story of 14 year old Tim Meeker in the time of the American Revolutionary War. It mainly speaks of social, financial, and emotional pressures of the rebel families, including his own. Not only is this a thrilling narrative, but it is also educational and leads one ask questions about international opinions, national economics, and historical events connected to the book. The son of a couple that lives in Redding, Connecticut, commonly known as a “Tory” town, Tim

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    In the novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, Father says, “Is it worth war to save a few pence in taxes?” (Collier and Collier 21). This quote summarizes the main idea of that war does nothing. My Brother Sam is Dead is written by James and Christopher Collier. The authors introduce many strong characters that include Sam, Tim, Life, and Susannah Meeker and takes place during the American Revolutionary War. The authors, Collier and Collier, try to prove that war does not help by adding the theme inside

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    My Brother Sam Is Dead     A little ten year old boy is snatched out of his life as he was taken as a prisoner of war. He is destined to die when others lived. His death actually happened in history, but also in the novel, My Brother Sam Is Dead. It is the year 1775, the Revolutionary War just stirring among the people. The narrator is Tim Meeker, the youngest son in a family that runs their tavern in the town of Redding. The Meeker family goes through lots of sufferings at the cost of war. His older

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