Did the narrator and the major do the right thing or not? Use evidence from the text to support your response.

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In Rudyard Kipling’s story, the narrator and the Major engage in several acts that might be some that considered unethical and probably were illegal. Both men seem to share the goal of sparing the Boy’s family, especially his mother, any more grief in addition to what they experienced from their son’s death. It is possible to disapprove of all of their actions or to approve of some while rejecting the validity of others.

One step that the men took which does seem entirely justified is to pursue the Boy. When they learned that he had gone “hunting” with just a revolver, rather than a rifle, and had also taken a...

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