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  • Thoughts
  • "Me, thought the boy, I got only a drum, two sticks to beat it, and no shield"
  • Actions
  • "“Well, by God, now,” said a voice. The boy shut up his eyes, to hide inside himself, but it was too late. Someone, walking by in the night, stood over him."
  • Words
  • “Now, boy,” said the General quietly, “you are the heart of the army
  • “Me!” The boy’s lips barely twitched. 
  • Joby is worried about the battle, that is about to take place. He's afraid of what might happen to him. After all, Joby has only had two sticks and a drum when everyone else had rifles and bayonets. Even though Joby didn't have any physical weapons, he did have one of the most powerful weapons of all. Both his drum and sticks, with these two things Joby was able to control all the troops and tell them what to do.
  • Feelings
  • "“Well,” said the voice quietly, “here’s a soldier crying before the fight. Good.Get it over. Won’t be time once it all starts.”"
  • When the General walks by Joby, he is caught by surprise when he is standing over him. He had caught him while he was in the middle crying about what was going to happen at the battle. The General at first brushed it off but then had figured out that the person crying was the drummer boy. If the General hadn't stopped and had talked about the importance of drummer boy, then Joby wouldn't of known the major role that he played during a battle.
  • Dynamic Character
  • "Joby lay for a moment, staring but unable to see where the man had gone.He swallowed. He wiped his eyes. He cleared his throat. He settled himself.Then, at last, very slowly and firmly, he turned the drum so that it faced up toward the sky."
  • This is an important moment for Joby. The words that the General say to him, help inspire him.  It helps Joby overcome his nervousness and become less afraid of what might happen to him, during this time. The General overall changed the way that Joby had looked at the battles ahead. Making him feel like an important part of his army. 
  • Theme
  • "“Good. And, God willing, many nights from tonight, many years from now, when you’re as old or far much older than me, when they ask you what you did in this awful time, you will tell them—one part humble and one part proud—‘I was the drummer boy at the battle of Owl Creek,"
  • Joby is scared. He's afraid of what might happen to him during the battle. He's also worried about the fact that he has no weapon to protect him against these men with both rifles and bayonets. All of these things made this small fourteen-year-old boy cry. As he thought to himself "Me, I’m the one, I’m the one of all the rest won’t die. " 
  • At the start of the story, Joby is nervous about going into a battle. But, as soon as the General comes up to him, this all changes. The General helps Joby understand that he plays an important part in this battle. Joby then realizes that with him, he plays a vital role in battle and that he is an important tool the general uses when he needs to communicate with his troops.
  • As you can tell the theme is empowerment. Though out the story the General is trying to tell Joby that he is "The heart of the army." The general is also trying to show to Joby that without him the soldiers wouldn't know what to do.  And if he beats slowly then the army will move slowly.  But, if he beats fast then the army will move fast. "Joby was his right hand and his left. He gave the orders, but Joby set the pace."
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