What are some conflicts in The Red Badge of Courage? What type of conflict is each? 

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The Red Badge of Courage takes place during the American Civil War. The Union and Confederate armies are battling against each other. That is one conflict, and the type would be a broad-scale man vs. man conflict.

Another conflict type in Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage is a man vs. self conflict. I would say that this is the main conflict type that appears throughout most of the book. Stephen Crane presents readers with the character of Henry. His main conflict is the warring emotions within himself. His survival instinct tells Henry that standing and fighting while getting shot at is ridiculous. On the other hand, Henry also wants to prove to himself and others that he is a man and a brave soldier.

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