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Faithful Elephants
Author: Yukio Tsuchiya
Nationality: Japanese
Genre: Short Story

MAJOR CHARACTERS:a)Three elephants: John, Tonky, Wanly; b)Elephant Trainers

SETTING: Uneo Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, during World War II

1.THEMES:a) People are often faced with difficult decisions. b)War is destructive.
2.EXTERNAL CONFLICT:a)War b)Trainers and Military
3.INTERNAL CONFLICT:Trainers having to decide if they would disobey the orders or be reponsible for the elephants dying.
4.MOOD:Hopeless, depressing, sentimental because the animals are helpless to defend themselves and are not responsible for the war.

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