The Charge of the Light Brigade By Alfred, Lord Tennyson Synopsis The poem is a war poem about 600 soldiers of the Light Brigade who were ordered to charge into a valley where the enemies were waiting. There were guns or cannons to the right, left and front of them. As the soldiers rode into the valley they were attacked on all sides. till they rode on and attacked the soldiers they saw. !n their retreat they were attacked "ust as badly on all sides. #any of these soldiers died. $t was in the line of duty and no one protested when the order was given for them to ride into the valley of death. Literal Meaning tan%a &600 soldiers of the Light Brigade rode for a distance of half of a league'about two and a half kilometers( into the )alley of *eath on the orders of their commander. +e had ordered them to charge forward and attack the enemy soldiers who were in the valley.tan%a The order -orward, the Light Brigade/ was given. et no one protested or 1uestioned the orders although they knew it was a blunder. As soldiers, their duty was to follow orders, whatever they weretan%a 2The enemies fired the guns or cannons from all sides, left, right and front of them. Although they were so badly attacked, the 600 soldiers rode on boldly and properly into the war area. Figurative Meaning tan%a &$n our daily life, in school or in the workplace, we may be asked to carry out certain  pro"ects. These pro"ects may be under a team leader. 3hen we are given instructions to do certain things, we normally as team members will do as instructed. The norm is to follow the leader and so without knowing better about it, we tend to follow the given instructions.tan%a 3hen given instructions to do something, we do not feel afraid to carry them out. 3e have faith in the leader and even though we know there are mistakes, we do not 1uestion. This could be because we e4pect our leader to know better or that person might have more e4perience than us. Therefore, our duty is to follow and not to reason out whys and wherefores.tan%a 2   3hile doing the pro"ect as directed, we may be 1uestioned by the authorities and threatened with letters of complaints and e4pulsion. et we carry on proudly and confidently with faith in the leader. Themes 3alfare and conflict5arrying out given duty5ourage in the face of danger 5ourage and destruction Moral Values  3e must struggle for peace rather than warfare.  3hen given duty, we try out best to carry it out.  3hen we know that some instructions or orders could lead to danger, we must be  prepared to voice our feelings.  3e should be brave in the face of danger
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