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The piece of popular culture that I chose for this assignment is the book by James and Christopher Collier My Brother Sam Is Dead A brief description of the events that took place in the book follows I took the religious aspects of the book and will relate them to several philosophers which we have studied The time period in which this book took place was a time when peoples religious values were much more prominent than in todays society Over time it seems that religious values have gone into hiding and people are much more concerned with material possessions and social lifeThe Revolutionary War broke up many families claimed many lives and set us free My Brother Sam is Dead is a book about a family the Meekers who lived during the period of the War The town they lived in was Redding Connecticut which consisted of mostly Tory sided people This meaning they were on the Kings side and were loyal to England Sam Meeker a Yale student left school to fight on the Rebel side This didnt make his father Life very happy Life felt that the war was foolish and nothing good could come of it Plus he felt that it was a sin to go against the king and the Meekers were very religious Sam paid no attention and fought for the Rebels for over three years In the meantime Tim Meeker the youngest son of Life and Susannah helped his parents run their tavern and take care of their property Tim wasnt sure if he was a Rebel or Tory because he had mixed feelings on whether or not freedom was worth all of the killing and povertyWith Sam off fighting the War Tim was left to do all of the chores and help his mother and father run the tavern Over time supplies ran short due to the War and prices began to rise Every year Life would
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