The Killer Angels again

The Killer Angels again - Sean Brandewie Period 6 The...

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Sean Brandewie Period 6 10/1/03 The Killer Angels 1. Place and time setting of novel - The setting and time of my novel plays a key part in the storyline. The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, is about the Battle of Gettysburg, so it is set in Gettysburg, PA around the early 1860’s. The town is important in the battles because the terrain is situated so that whoever had control of the hills is at an extreme advantage. This plays a large role in the Northern victory, because they have control of the hills. There isn’t much of a moral advantage for the North despite being on their own ground in Pennsylvania, so this isn’t much of a factor for their army. However, the terrain definitely favors the North because they are able to be successful with their conservative style because a hill is very easy to defend. 2. Main Characters - There are several main characters in The Killer Angels , but the main three are the famous Robert E. Lee, Josh Chamberlain, and James Longstreet. Lee and Longstreet are Southern generals who are close friends but are broken up by Longstreet’s questioning of Lee’s military decisions. Chamberlain is a Northern colonel from Maine who is very loyal to people from his home state. He is a true hero of the Gettysburg battle. No physical description
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