Of The War HorseOf The War Horse2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
"Separated by war. Tested by battle. Bound by friendship."
The above is the tagline for a story by Michael Morpurgo titled "War Horse".
The story is told through the eyes of Joey, a horse owned by the son of an English farmer who, at the beginning of WWI, was sold to the army to be a cavalry horse. The story follows Joey's harrowing and heart touching journey through the war and the people he meets along the way, both kind and cruel, both human and fellow horse.
From his kind farm boy, Albert, to the courageous Captain James Nicholls, to sure footed Topthorn, to sweet Emilie and beyond, Joey's encounters reveal the nature of people and animals during a time when the world seemed to be descending into chaos. Joey's journey reveals that even enemies share common ground when it comes to their love and respect of the courageous horses fighting to survive along side them.
It is not often that a story brings tears to my eyes. But several times while reading this story I found m