Joanna Vincent Never give up because there is always hope and can be a good result in the end.
One quote from the passage that supports my theme is " I thoroughly rubbed the bandage wherever i could reach it" (page 3). He was ready to give up hope before this but he saw the rats and rubbed the juice from his food on the bandages that tied him down and they ate through the bandages.
Another quote from the story that supports my theme is "There was a discordant hum of human voices! There was a loud blast as of many trumpets! There was a harsh grating as of a thousand thunders!" (page 4). He was ready to give up because he had no hope that he would be able to get out or be saved. However as he was giving up, the French army happened to save him. If he had given up a moment before, then he would've died.