Sharpe's Tiger Book Summary and Study Guide

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In 1799, British infantry soldier Richard Sharpe is in the hot and deadly land of India, fighting against the Tippoo Sultan. In a dangerous mission to spy on the Sultan's forces, he and Lieutenant Jack Lawford and his sweetheart, Mary Bickerstaff, set off in the desert as deserters. Enduring a dangerous encounter with Indian soldiers, they are taken to the great fortress, where the Sultan's favorite method of torture and death are the deadly man eating tigers. Meanwhile, Sharpe's enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, the villanous Sergeant, continually tries to kill Sharpe. Then he is captured in a battle, and he gives away the valuable information of Sharpe's true purpose.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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