Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Series Review

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The Sharpe series have a range of useful and important themes from, loyalty, bravery, patriotism, friendship, ferocity, pride, strategy and hope. The author takes a great risk and presents ferocity as one of his most significant themes. Such is depicted in Sharpe’s battle, where Captain Sharpe leads his men like fiends out of hell itself. This technique won an extraordinary battle for the horribly outnumbered British.The theme of loyalty and bravery was shown in Sharpe’s Eagle. This was where Sharpe’s men were so loyal to him that they followed him blindly in to the heart of a huge French battalion, and their bravery paid off as they caught a respectable French standard. Patriotism was effectively shown in Sharpe’s Triumph. In this novel a famous ruler, Anthony Pohlmann, tries to convince Sharpe to join his formidable Army. However Sharpe’s Patriotism keeps fighting for his country and denies the generous offer. Friendship was presented in Sharpe’s Tiger, where devoted friends save each others lives from enemies including cruel officers.In all the Books pride is proudly depicted among Sharpe’s men. Such pride was shown in Sharpe’s Havoc, when Sharpe realizes he has the best soldiers on the battlefield, takes care of them and proudly marches into battle. Also, in most of the books Sharpe carries the pride of coming form the ranks (that he once was a private) and saving General Wellington’s life.The major theme in both Sharpe’s waterloo and Sharpe’s Trafalgar, was strategy - the two key battles of British victory and Napoleon’s exile. The naval battle: Trafalgar, had nothing but action and strategy as cumbersome ships...

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