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The Red Badge of Courage

Naturalism is a view that man is often controlled by forces he cannot control. There are many examples of this view in "The Red Badge of Courage", but several incidents are often used to support...

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Henry had long feared how he would behave under battle conditions. He had wanted to act bravely and heroically, but was afraid that when the time came, he might shame himself by running away. As...

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Being a Civil War enthusiast and historian, I recognize Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage as one of the finest fictional novels about the conflict. Its combination of realism and...

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In the first chapter, Henry's mother wisely advises her son that war is realistically not the same as the glorified versions of "war ardor" and "patriotism" to which Henry succumbs; she tells her...

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Henry has visions of performing heroic deeds on the field of battle. A young man without any direct experience of conflict, he romanticizes war, seeing it as an adventure, a glorious,...

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Once upon a time the young narrator Henry had regarded battles as "bloody marks on the pages of the past". Though he'd dreamed of battles all his life and had always been utterly fascinated by...

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CLIMAX In Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, the climax is reached in Chapter XX as the main character, Henry Fleming, overcomes his fear and with Wilson leads the 304th Regiment of the...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2010 11:00 am UTC

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As with most young men, Henry Fleming wants to prove his manhood. And what better way to do that than seek glory on the field of battle? Neither Henry nor any of the other young men of his platoon...

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Crane first injects cows into the narrative, beginning with Henry's mother milking one as he tells her of his decision to enlist in the army, and then bringing them in again, in chapter three, when...

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Henry has very romantic ideas about war when he first gets started. The reality of war does not hit him until later in the book. Then he begins to get depressed. He sees the carnage on the...

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In Stephen Crane's naturalistic work, The Red Badge of Courage, the main character, Henry Fleming, worries about forthcoming battle, apprehensive about how he will handle himself in battle. One...

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Although Henry battles his fear of the unknown during the first Confederate attack, he stands his ground with the rest of his comrades and celebrates this short, initial victory. He is relieved to...

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Color is also a very important symbol in the story. Red is associated not just with courage, as in the titular reference to battle scars, but with war in general. Red is, of course, the color of...

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The red badge of courage refers to the wounds that the soldiers suffered in war. These wounds were viewed as courage Eva courageous acts because it meant that they stayed and fought against the...

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The Red Badge of Courage conveys a negative tone through most of the novella, but it does shift throughout the various chapters. It begins ominous, and wherever a battle scene is described, a tone...

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Both Henry Fleming and Robert Gould Shaw experience the camaraderie of being a part of a fighting unit in their respective stories. Henry's fear of battle comes in part because of his worry that he...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2010 5:40 am UTC

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There are quite a few examples of alliteration that can be found in Stephen Crane's Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. A literary device, alliteration is the repetition of the same...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2009 11:30 am UTC

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One of the key quotes for me from Chapter 11 concerns Henry watching the battle progressing from the safety of the sidelines and how the duty and bravery of the soldiers he watches impresses him so...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2011 7:00 pm UTC

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HENRY FLEMING (The Quiet Soldier). In the beginning of the novel, Henry questions his own courage and wonders how he will react when he is in combat for the first time. Will he run or will he...

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In order to answer this question effectively, one must understand the basic differences between Romantic and Realistic forms of literature. In Romantic literature, nature is usually elevated to...

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While The Red Badge of Courage has more than one theme, or message, that Stephen Crane proposes through his narrative, the Naturalistic theme seems the most salient. That is, Crane portrays Nature...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2010 3:40 am UTC

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Even as Henry's story begins we sense a personal conflict within him as to the nature of war and the reality of it. He thinks of battles as "things of the past," yet everywhere around him there is...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019 7:32 pm UTC

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This reading is about Henry's feelings and his state of mind before going into battle, his first war experiences, and when he flees from the battle. This is Henry's first real experience off the...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2009 9:57 pm UTC

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In the confusion of battle, the youth is separated from his regiment, then is caught among the chaotic ranks of another regiment which is fleeing from their own recent defeat under fire. The youth...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2008 11:07 am UTC

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The answer to your question is in chapter 2:The youth called in a savage voice after his comrade: “Well, you needn't git mad about it!” But the other continued on his way and made no reply.He felt...

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ROMANTICISM. The romance of war leads Henry to enlist in the first place, as it did many soldiers during the Civil War. The supposed glory that would be found in battle was a lure to many young...

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Harry, also known in the story as "the youth", is part of the 304th New York regiment that includes the "tall soldier" Jim Conklin and the "loud soldier" Wilson. The 304th regiment is first...

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You are definitely right to identify the weather at the close of this tremendous tale as a symbol. It is vitally important to consider what has just happened. Henry has just experienced a kind of...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2011 8:21 pm UTC

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One of the solidiers attempts to steal a horse from a civilian. Soon after the regiment begins its march to parts unknown, the mood of the men changes. Happy to be moving at last, the men are in...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2009 12:55 am UTC

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As a Naturalist, Stephen Crane broke with the Romantic tradition and refused to idealize war. In "The Red Badge of Courage" the officers are not arranged as though they are in a painting, gallant...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2009 12:58 pm UTC

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Early in Stephen Crane's novel, Henry Fleming is selfishly focused upon his own misgivings about war, his fears and desires. However, there is a development to Henry as he experiences warfare: In...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012 2:41 am UTC

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I'll define each figure of speech for you and give one example of each from the book. Then you can look for other examples.Similes and metaphors are comparisons of one thing to another. A simile...

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Since the Union soldiers had been encamped for many months without having marched or seen any battlefield action, rumors about a possible move were rampant. The soldiers had heard the rumors so...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2010 10:14 am UTC

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Quite clearly, in a novel that is all about war and one man's response to it in a number of different situations, you can expect to find a number of different quotes concerning war that you could...

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The "man of the cheery voice" is the only person to pay attention to Henry as he stumbled through the woods, and he serves as Henry's guardian angel as they weaved together in the darkness. Henry...

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Part of Stephen Crane's stylistic methods in The Red Badge of Courage is his use of symbolism and imagery. In Chapter 2, for instance, Crane writes of the "red eyes across the river," the fires of...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2011 7:48 am UTC

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Chapter 1 - "a thundering lie" gives the reader the enormity of the deception the soldier feels is being given out by the officers regarding their movement toward the front. Thunder...

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The answer to this question can be found at the end of Chapter 5, which charts the end of the first battle Henry has participated in and his feelings about it. What characterises this battle above...

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. Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage covers two days of intense battle scene. The third person limited narration reflects the feelings and fears of the young Henry Fleming. The story...

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In The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane treats with his characteristic irony the epic myth in which the hero travels to the underworld where his innermost fears are challenged and from which he...

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The Red Badge of Courage uses a third-person limited omniscient narrative. The story is told largely through Henry's eyes and thoughts: we see what he sees and experience battle the way he...

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I particularly like the descriptions of the first battle (encompassing Chapters 4-6) of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, where The Youth gets his first taste of action before skedaddling...

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Henry is encountering the experience of actually being involved in fighting, shooting his weapon at the enemy. After all the doubts and fears and uncertainty about how he would react to being in a...

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The officers know that a ferocious battle is about to begin, and one of them says to the other, "It'll be hell t'pay stoppin' them...what troops can you spare?" The second officer...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2008 1:35 am UTC

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I am not sure if yo7u are looking for a link to compare the two or not. The point of view in The Red Badge of Courage is from Henry Fleming, a young man experiencing war. He is not the narrator;...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2007 1:27 am UTC

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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...

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When the first battle begins Henry stays with the men and follows orders; however, Henry does not fire his gun. Rather, he freezes and can not stop watching what is happening around him as if he is...

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Like many other young men of the period--in both the North and the South--Henry got caught up in the possible glory to be won on the battlefield. It would be a great adventure and he would serve...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2010 10:21 am UTC

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Most of Henry's qualities in The Red Badge of Courage would serve positively with soldiers today. In the early chapters, Henry suffered from a fear of the unknown: how he would react once he was...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2011 10:40 am UTC

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Henry feels guilt throughout the early stages of the novel. He is haunted by a feeling of unworthiness and self-doubt about how he will behave under fire. When he faces his first taste of combat,...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 11:14 am UTC

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