The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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In Red Badge of Courage, why does Henry remember the cows at home with "a halo of happiness" about their heads?

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In the first chapter of The Red Badge of Courage, after having enlisted in the army of the North, young Henry Fleming listens to the soldiers debate about the forthcoming battle. With feelings of panic and fear, confronted with "a thing of the moment," Henry worries that he will lose courage and run from battle. He finally concludes in Chapter II that 

the only way to prove himself was to go into...

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