The Red Badge of Courage

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The Red Badge of Courage

The name of this book is The Red Badge of Courage, and it was written by Stephen Crane in
1894. It is about a physical and emotional pain that a solider of the Civil War might have
went through. The soldiers pain comes from all of the horrible things associated with war.
The main character, Henery Fleming, joins the Union army dreaming of the heroic things he
will accomplish.

At the beginning of the story, he thought that war was a beautiful thing, he thought that
it was not such a big deal, but has the story develops, he discovers that war is not so
great and becomes real unsure of himself. Henry then meets up with his friend Jim. Then
halfway through the book he confronts his cowardice and gains a sense of duty and
responsibility. When the novel ends he has conquered his fear., and he is able to prove to
everybody that he is really not a coward.

Later in the book, Henry meets Wilson, the loud solider, who I think represents the two
sides of human nature. Wilson is a mean and tough guy that no one likes and then towards
the end of the book he finds that he really cares about Henry. While Henry is dealing with
all of his emotions that are moving into war, he finds the friend he needs among his
comrades at the war.

The book Red Badge of Courage has a very deep meaning because it gives great detail about
the hardship of war, the physical and emotional side of it. It shows how a young solider
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