Red Badge of Courage Sample Essay

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Red Badge of Courage Sample

The important conflict in The Red Badge of Courage is Henry Flemings fear about how he
will perform in his first battle. There are three people who expressed their ideas abou
their fears before the first skirmish. They are Henry Fleming, Tom Wilson, and Jim
Conklin.


Henry is worried about how he will do in this first battle. He isn't sure if he will run
or not, and he is scared that he might. He doesn't want to look like a fool and run, but
he is also scared of getting killed. Even though Henry never expressed his fears to Tom
Wilson or Jim Conklin the audience could tell by the expressions on his face that he was
scared. While he was writing a letter to his parents he writes about how he is going to
fight for the first time and he wants to make the proud. After Henry runs away from the
first battle he feels embarrassed because he didn't have a wound. No one knew he ran so he
still had his pride and after that his attitude changed and he began fighting with no
fear.


Tom Wilson is another young sodier in the 304th regiment who is called the loud soldier.
When he is in the tent talking to Henry and conklin he talks about how he will not run and
take on the whole army on by himself. When he is in the first battle he tries to run but
is caught by an officer and made to go back and fight. His attitude changed from being
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