|Plot Summary of Black Boy What Are You Fighting For?|
|"Captured in by the enemy in early 1951, Medic Roy Calhoun spent the rest of the time in a POW camp. The title of this short booklet comes from a taunt by Captain Lue,
the Chinese Commandant of the camp. The book is a flashback told to the author some years later.
Several months after Calhouns' internment, five paratroopers arrive in the camp, surly, cocky and gunning to escape. Pointing out the poor treatment blacks received in
America in the past and even to that present day, Lue tries to pry Calhoun to inform on his fellow POWs. Captain Lue even tries to get Calhoun to defect to China after the
Armistice is signed, luring him with tales of the glory of Chinese Socialized Medicine. Neither attempt is successful. Calhouns' tender encounters with the Chinese medic
assigned to the camp add a sombre note to the book. "
Gary Jakacky, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Black Boy What Are You Fighting For?|
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Tone of story
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
- infantry soldier
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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