An Episode Of War
This piece illustrates the conflicting and difficult emotions experienced in war. It is a narrative about a lieutenant who is shot and confused. He goes to a hospital seeking treatment, but still faces fear and despair. This story shows that the horrific experiences of war do not necessarily go away after the battle ends, and it is important to capture these dark emotions. The story is written to evoke fear and confusion, and it is important students recognize and identify the dark moods of this story.

Author: Stephen Crane

Interest Levels: 7 - 11

Reading Levels: 3, 5, 7, 9