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    Private Peaceful is a novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 2003. It is about a soldier called Thomas "Tommo" Peaceful, who is looking back on his life from the trenches of World War I in Belgium. Structurally, each chapter of the book brings the reader closer to the present until the story turns to present tense. The story especially underlines the senselessness of war and ineptitude of the commanding officer. It has been described as "an unflinching examination of the

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    Charlie and Tommo are the main characters of the novel Private Peaceful, written by Michael Morpurgo. The boys head off in search of their “great adventure,” spending time training in the Salisbury Plains, England and in Etaples, France. Life in the training camps was a complete new experience from their normal day to day life in rural England. The training camps are very strict, they are run by Sergeant Hanley. Everything in the training camps was in lines, straight and organised. We see this when

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    Private Peaceful is a fictional story about Thomas Peaceful and important events that happened throughout his life, especially in World War I. When Thomas Peaceful was a young boy, he was with his dad and a tree was about to fall on Thomas. Thomas was mesmerized so his dad pushed him out of the way and got crushed by the tree and killed, but his family never knew that he killed his dad. He had a big brother named Charlie, and an older brother named Big Joe. Big Joe was mentally challenged, so he

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    Charlie is a very brave human throughout the entirety of ‘Private Peaceful’. As a person Charlie grows and gains a stronger sense of bravery. Bravery is having mental strength in a time of difficulty or danger, Charlie shows this on many occasions through the novel. Firstly Charlie shows bravery when he steals Bertha, a white foxhound from the Colonel’s kennel. “I stole her. I ran off with her after dark, through the trees so no one would see us” revealed Charlie to Tommo. This act of selflessness

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    war began, what they went through in the trenches, or what was left behind when they headed to their death. In the novel, Private Peaceful, by Michael Morpurgo, readers are given a glimpse into the life of soldiers before the war along with the heartache and loss felt when a comrade, or brother, finds death on the battlefield. The story is told from the viewpoint of Tommo Peaceful as he reflects on the life he left behind while at war. His brother Charlie was also with him in the war and through their

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    novel Private Peaceful and the short story "The Best Christmas Present in the World" are both by Michael Morpurgo, however the author is not the only thing that connects the two. When looking at these stories you realise just how similar they are, mainly the characters, plot and many of the themes. However, these stories are also very different, and the main characters face challenges that are different to each other yet hold just as much importance. Tommo, our narrator in Private Peaceful, faces

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    Dan v.s His Ego Dan’s pride and ego gets to the best of him. It makes Dan do things that are out of his comfort zone. What if Dan had the chance to change that, would he take that opportunity to become better? In the movie, Peaceful Warrior Dan Millman had the opportunity to change himself for the better. Dan had the chance to rethink his ways, his actions and do the right things. Throughout the movie it was Dan v.s his alter ego, but that changed when he meets a man named Socrates.

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    act in battle or saves a life” (Campbell 151). The second is a spiritual deed, “in which the hero learns to experience the supernatural range of human spiritual life and then comes back with a message” (Campbell 152). In his story “The way of the peaceful Warrior”, Dan Millman tells us about his experience with a white bearded man known as Socrates who takes him on many adventures and gives him knowledge on life. Although

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    Chasity Simmons Peaceful Warrior Mrs. Barrett 9/2/15 Peaceful warrior is a movie produced by MHF Zweite Academy Film. This movie was a very interesting film. It teaches you things that are needed in a successful life... The Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a book by Dan Millman where he talks about his journey from being a self-absorbed gymnast to a peaceful warrior who learned to be happy by allowing life to take its course. Dan Millman starts the story from his college days in Berkeley University

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    In life there are no ordinary moments and everything happens for a reason. The movies “Click” and “The Peaceful Warrior” portray these messages. Both of these movies show how every moment in life is important. Living in the moment and knowing that all things happen for a reason can improve one’s life and let them enjoy every second of it. “The Peaceful Warrior” shows viewers that they should focus more on the present and not as much on the future. The movie shows this by giving the main character

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