Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Color Of Courage '

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In my analysis I will focus on the work of Julian Kulski in the book The Color of Courage. Kulski explains life as a ten year-old Boy Scout during World War II who so desperately wanted to fight against the Germans after they invaded his country of Poland. The purpose of this book is to give readers an inside look of what it was like to live during the war. The book is composed of many diary excerpts and actual pictures at the age of sixteen to help aid his post-traumatic stress. This book was written to describe the conditions and everything Kulski experienced in Warsaw. In the diary format he lists his experiences as a child soldier in the polish army.
Kulski’s father was acting as the mayor of Warsaw and there were many times where Kulski was concerned when they would take his father hostage. Kulski’s father played a big role in his life because he so desperately wanted to aid in the war. “I pointed out to father that boys my age disarmed Germans on the streets of Warsaw during the World War, but he is adamant that I do as I am told” (Kulski, 4). Kulski desperately wants to help in the war, but his father is very hesitant to let him go to war. At the age of ten it is still too early to fully comprehend the concept of war. Kulski wants to aid his country, but pleasing his father comes before his serving his country. Kulski at ten years old does not understand that his father is only trying to protect him because war is no place for a kid. “Earlier today father’s office…

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