What are key quotes from chapters 11 and 15 of The Red Badge of Courage?   I am looking for quotes that demonstrate Henry's feelings and thoughts as he comes to terms with his experiences and reflects on his feelings about the future. This is for discussion with accelerated 6th graders... I have never taught this book or grade school literature.  

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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 much that he is even more aware of his lack of bravery and courage. Note what this quote tells us about Henry:

As the youth looked at them the black weight of his woe returned to him. He felt that he was regarding a procession of chosen beings. The separation was as great to him as if they had marched with weapons of flame and banners of sunlight. He could never be like them. He could have wept in his...

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