Fear Hurts American Soldiers Analysis

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“Fear Hurts” The character that I have chosen to write about is Augustus Sullivan, or Gus, the guide for General Moustache who directs the American soldiers into battle after they hear that the Native Americans had slain 25 white people. Gus, who is a well-respected white man of the United States Army, is someone who Zits tries to immediately control away from Gus’ intentions, but he is unsuccessful (Alexie, p. 85). Instead, he guides the white people, the same people he had grown to hate, into a Native American camp to slaughter his ancestors. He watches as Indian men, women, and children are obliterated by the men he took to their camp, as people are murdered at ferociously close distance. When all hope for any Indian survivors is lost, a “white soldier races towards Bow Boy” and “without stopping, the white soldier reaches down and picks up Bow Boy. Cradles the child in one arm. And the white soldier keeps running. He [runs] toward the faraway hills” (Alexie, p.92-93). Although all hope had been lost for any Indian survivors, a brave-hearted white soldier decides to do the right thing and take a helpless child to safety. This soldier shows Zits the honor of courage and positive resistance in the light of death and massacre. The same type of massacre that brought Zits into the form of…show more content…
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