In The Red Badge of Courage, how is Naturalism presented?
It is clear that Naturalism, or the utter indifference of nature to the fate of mankind, acts as the major theme of this excellent novel in which the protagonist , Henry, gradually learns about the true nature of courage and heroism and how, no matter how brave we are, we will all face the same end. Again and again he encounters experiences that show to him that the world continues in a way that is completely unaffected by the manner in which men choose to live and die. Such...
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