The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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What is the meaning of the title, "The Red Badge of Courage"?

What is the meaning of the title, "The Red Badge of Courage"?

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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 enemy. Obviously, the red stands for the bloodshed.

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In traditional literary works, courage was defined as a soldier who rushed head long into battle, showing no fear.  War was idealized and the men who fought in it were hereos - consider Odysseus...

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