Brave Tin Soldier.

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The Brave Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson a short story of the experience of a tin soldier. In the beginning of the story there are 25 tin soldiers made out of one tin spoon in a tin box. One of the tin soldiers is different from the others; it only has one tin leg to stably stand on. Throughout the story the soldier faces many problems because he has one leg. But, regardless falls in love with a ballerina who is also standing on one leg near a castle. The themes of this story are multiple things such as love, disability, and fate. All three of these are mentioned throughout the story.

The tin soldier falls in love with the ballerina and admires her from a distance. Since the tin soldier has one leg he cannot go near the ballerina to admit his love for her. As he watches her from a distance the goblin tells him to watch what he wishes for. The very next day the one legged soldier is placed near a window. Due to his disability the tin soldier is not able to move away from the window. In the process of being near the window the wind blows and the toy soldier falls.

After falling into the garden, where the two little boys take him and place him into a paper boat that they have made. The boys place the boat in a stream that is going into the gutters. This starts off the journey of the tin soldier, who is stopped by a rat who is asking for a pass. The stream takes the tin soldier past the rat and into the waters where a fish swallows him. Due to the tin soldier having one leg this is a disability in which he is not able to get away from the boys and the fish. Even though the soldier has a disability he has no choice but to accept his fate.

Once the toy soldier is swallowed by the fish he seems to survive through it. The fish is caught by a fisherman and later purchased by the house that he first was given too. As the cook cuts the fish open and sees the tin soldier and places him back into the toy castle where he is brought back to his ballerina. The...
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