The Red Badge Of Courage 3


Stephen Crane has written many remarkable poems, short stories,
and novels throughout his short life (He lived only to the age
of 29). The Red Badge of Courage is a tale of war, life,
responsibility, and duty. It has been considered the first ^great
modern novel of war^(Alfred Kazin). It traces the effects of war on
Henry Fleming, a Union soldier, through his dreams of battle, his
enlistment, and his experience through serveral battles of the Civil
War.
Henry, ^the youth^, was a young man who lived on a farm with
his mother. He dreamed about what fighting in a war would be
like, and dreamed of being a hero. He dreamed of the battles of war,
and of what it would be like to ...

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the farm with nothing to do, so he
made his final decision to enlist.
After enlisting he finds himself in a similar situation, with
nothing to do. While there he becomes friends with two other
soldiers, John Wilson, ^the loud soldier / ^the friend^ and Jim
Conklin, ^the tall soldier^. Wilson was a loud spoken and obnoxious
soldier who becomes one of Henry^s best friends. Jim was a tall
soldier and was a childhood friend of Henry^s. He was always calm and
matter-of-fact like. He also loves pork sandwiches as that is all he
eats. Wilson was as excited about going to war as Henry, while Jim was
confident about the success of the new regiment. Wilson is acts very
confident, and boasts of how well he will fight. After a few days of
marching, Henry realizes that they have been wandering about aimlessly
in circles. They continue to march wothout purpose, direction, and
fighting. During this time Henry starts to think diffrently about war,
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