The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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What does "his visions of broken-bladed glory" mean in The Red Badge of Courage?

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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, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove his manhood.

Although the weapon of choice in the Civil War is the...

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