The Charge of the Light Brigade is a narrative poem about a group of six hundred soldiers,known as the Light Brigade,who courageously go into battle knowing that they have no hope of winning. The poem suggests that the soldiers are well aware that charging into battle is a mistake as is suggested in the line, 'Someone had blundered'. Yet,being loyal and dutiful soldiers that they are, they do not question or rebel against the command although they know that death awaits them-'into the valley of Death/Rode the six hundred'
The poem highlights the complexities of war. A war can bring out the best qualities of mankind such as courage,loyalty,honour and sacrifice as is shown by the soldiers; but it can also result in tragedy and suffering. The poem also honours the heroism of the soldiers of the Light Brigade, who have surrendered themselves to a noble cause.