The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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1 positive trait about Henry Flemming and 1 negative trait (The Red Badge of Courage) and how the author describes the setting?

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One critical view of Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage sees the novel as a bildungsroman in which the main character, Henry Fleming reaches maturation as a man on the battlefields of the Civil War.  In keeping with this motif, one negative trait of Henry's is his fleeing the first squirmish with the enemy and his positive trait is Henry's acquisition of valor in which he and his friend, Wilson, lead the regiment to victory.


In Chapter III, Henry sees the battle flag in the distance jerking about madly.  His vision of battle does not coincide with his romantic visions of Greek warriors from his readings and Henry is taken aback by the chaos and panic of the battle in whose midst he finds himself.  Panicking, Henry runs into the woods,groveling on the ground and "careering through the...

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