The Killer Angels By Michael Shaara Essay

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The Killer Angels are historical fictional novels written by Michael Shaara based on the battle of the Gettysburg during the American civil war. The battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American civil war, and it resulted in the death of over 50,000 men over a period of three days. The battle of Gettysburg has been hailed by historians as the turning point of the America’s civil war that culminated in the victory of the Union Army. Shaara developed the story in the novel from the letters, journal entries, and memoirs written by the soldiers who fought the battle. One unique feature of the novel is the use of real-life characters who took part in the war including General James Longstreet, General Robert Lee, and General Chamberlain. The book has received good reviews from various critics and particularly gained popularity after it was adopted into a movie titled “Gettysburg” in 1993. This paper analyses the events during and preceding the Battle of Gettysburg that caused the defeat of the Confederate Army. It also tries to identify and analyze the themes and messages that author indented to put across in the novel.
The battle of the Gettysburg was an important event of the civil war civil war and the turning point in the history of the United States of America as a nation. It is therefore not a surprise that the battle fought by the Confederate Army and the Union Army in the town of Gettysburg have always attracted a great deal of interest to the…

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