By: Matthew Weaver on Apr 20, 2021 | Categories: Academic
In Senior Chief Shields’ English 3 (American Literature) class we completed the historical fiction novel, “The Killer Angels,” by Michael Shaara. The story focuses on the battle of Gettysburg from June 29, 1863-July 3, 1863 and the soldiers that fought for either side. The book is quite insightful and portrays a romanticized version of this particular battle of the Civil War. Cadets, through a variety of literature by Civil War officers and enlisted, gained a better appreciation of the many different issues that caused our nation to go to war amongst itself.
In Senior Chief Shields’ English 4 (British Literature) class we completed the gripping and always timely novel, “1984,” by George Orwell. The dystopian novel imagines a world where the government controls everything from food rationing to which words are allowed to be in a dictionary. The main character navigates the complexities of government interference, romance, and reconciling the idea that the last battlefield of true freedom is one’s own mind.
Senior Chief Shields