EventsWhat are some events where Jeff shows courage and confidence and initiative and when does he make some good decisions??? I am totally confused and need to catch up for the book in class

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Jeff shows tremendous courage simply by being able to make it through all the stuff that happens to him while he is with the Confederates.  Here he is in a place where he could die at any moment if people realize that he is really a Union soldier and yet he can keep his head about him and survive.  That clearly shows courage and confidence in himself.

As for initiative, how about him being willing to persist in courting Lucy when she really seems to be out of his league?

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Wartime is full of opportunities for courage and initiative. Even though soldiers follow orders, they have to make constant decisions in the battlefield. War is full of long periods of waiting followed by short periods of terror, to paraphrase the saying. This is true of young soldiers even more.
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