April morning


Title: April Morning
Author: Howard fast
1)Adam Cooper, a young man that fought the British at the age of fifteen. During that battle he witnessed the tragic death of his father. From the death of his father he learned to be a man and knew he would have to take care of his family. His father never once showed him that he loved him by words or actions, until the night before he died. His father talked to him and put his arm around him. Until that night his father had never showed him love. So he also learned that his father did love him after all.

2)Moses Cooper, father of Adam, was a very strict father, he was always making Adam work and never once showed compassion towards him, until the night before his death. He was shot in the chest and killed during the battle against the British. What Moses learned is that his son was now a man, and that if he died that morning, he would be able to support the family. He learned this while they talked the night before his death.

3)Solomon Chandler, a sixty-one year old man who helped Adam out while he was hiding from the British. They met when Adam was running from the British in the woods and ran into Solomon. Solomon grabbed him, at first Adam was scared and tried to get away but Solomon convinced him that he was not going to harm him. Solomon told Adam that he would have to wait a while to be able to walk back to his house. So Solomon comforted him and made him feel better about his fathers death, he also fed him. Solomon learned that the British were here, because before Adam told him he didn't know until he saw them marching. He also learned a lot about Adam and about what happened during the battle that his father was killed.



B)
My favorite character in this book was Adam Cooper. He was a young man that fought against the British at the age of 15. During that battle he witnessed the death of his father right in front of him. Out of all of the characters in this book I chose him because I have the most respect for. The reason why I say that is because I will never have to go through such a rough life like he did. Growing up he had a very strict father. He was always doing chores, and everything he did it seemed like it wasn't good enough for his father. He was always upset about that and thought that his father didn't love him. This continued for a while. His dad always went to town meetings and his dad would never go, saying he wasn't man enough yet. He finally let him start going, and they found out that the British were coming soon, so they all had to get there guns and wait for them. All of the men went out to fight, and the mothers and children stayed in. Adam's father allowed him to go fight with him. Before they all met to get ready to fight the British his father talked to him, and said he was now a man, and was very proud of him. This was the only compassion that his father ever really showed to him. This made Adam feel good and he realized that his father really did love him. It is sad that less than 24 hours after his dad told him that he was shot and killed right in front of Adam. I really felt bad for him after reading this, it is aggravating that things happen that way. It seemed that after that Adam and his father would of had a totally different relationship after that, for the better. Adam handled his death very well. He stepped up and comforted his little brother Levi, like he was his father. He knew that he was going to have to be the man of his family, like the father, and he did. That is the one thing that I respected him the most for out of everything he did.
C)
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