Close Read: Across Five Aprils Think about how the various characters in this excerpt from Across Five Aprils feels about the institution of slavery, and the prospect of civil war. Imagine what might happen if, as war is declared, Jethro Creighton announces to his family that he intends to enlist in the Union army. Establish a context and point of view and organize a sequence of events that unfolds naturally and logically after Jethro’s announcement, based on the traits of the characters you have read about. How might Matt feel about Jethro’s decision? Use your understanding of point of view and character traits in your narrative, as well as techniques such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection to develop experiences, events and the characters in your story.