A Mystery Of Heroism Summary
What is a summary of "A Mystery of Heroism" and some symbolism?
Stephen Crane describes in the short story, Mystery of Heroism, why a young man would risk his life to get two buckets of water. In the beginning ofthe story the character, Collins, is cheered on by his comrades to get the water in the middle of a skirmish and he risks his life which is so precious. Crane describes the battlefield in which thousands of wounded and dying soldiers show what war is really like, death and destruction. Stephan Crane uses many symbolic ways to show that war is feudal and destructive.
The story shows that war is dehumanizing. In Crane's short story, he writes of a...
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the stories about a guy getting water, he risks his life and gets it, he brings it back to the other guys and they drop it on the ground on purpose. and they lived happily ever after.