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characters ☆ The Red Badge of Courage 104 Ü Henry Fleming has joined the Union army because of his romantic ideas of military life but soon finds himself in the middle of a battle against a regiment of Confederate soldiers Terrified Henry deserts his comrades Upon returning to his regiment he struggles with his shame as he tries to redeeHenry Fleming has joined the Union army because of his romantic ideas of military life but soon finds himself in the middle of a battle against a regiment of Confederate soldiers Terrified Henry deserts his comrades Upon returning to his regiment he struggles with his shame as he tries to. The Battle of Chancellorsville in northern Virginia 1863 is one of the bloodiest 24000 casualties of the war between the states the focus of this novel Henry Fleming a naive restless farm boy not yet a man from New York State goes off to fight during the American Civil War Against the tearful pleading of his widowed mother not to Henry out of patriotism or boredom wants to join the Union Army Many months pass of training and marching before Fleming gets into action Some of his friends boys he grew up with are in the 304th regiment with him Camp life is very harsh living mostly in dirty tents little food and nothing to do unsanitary living conditions the constant marching to different sites; the veterans call the newcomers Fresh Fish Wondering if he'll be brave or a coward in the conflict dominates his thoughts finally the youth sees the ugly war The charging yelling mobs of rebels from out of the woods brings fear to his very soul and Fleming caring little about glory his friends or the regiment runs away runs like the little boy he really is only just wants to surviveMeeting many wounded soldiers in the back of the line Some who will not live long including his close friend who Fleming watches fall mortally down on the ground they ask him uncomfortable uestions where was he hit Leaving them as fast an unobtrusively as possible wandering around aimlessly Henry heads for a nearby forest trying to get away from the savage war The sounds of brutal battle are muted by the trees only a short distance from the struggle as if all the world was a peaceful uiet place a sanctuary for him to calm his shaky nerves But Henry can't get far from reality a Union soldier propped up against a tree stares with his dead eyes at the miserable deserter An insect crawling over his ghastly face Henry decides to get back to his regiment yet ironically is hit in the head with a rifle butt by a vicious man fleeing in a blue uniform Fleming was in the way causing blood to flow freelyHis desired Red Badge of Courage Arriving home helped by an unknown soldier nobody had noticed his cowardliness they thought he was dead bandaged his war wound Next day another scrimmage Fleming feels different comradeship with his fellow soldiers close as brothers now Henry never experienced such emotions before even leads the charge has he become a man

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Civil War However he criticized the articles for their lack of emotional depth and decided to write a war novel of his own The manuscript was first serialized in December 1894 by The Philadelphia Press and uickly won Crane international acclaim before he died in June 1900 at the age of 2. Read this book right before I went into the Army; helped me focus and understand that courage can take different forms at different times If you know a young manwoman entering the military may I suggest this book for them they will thank you

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The Red Badge of CourageRedeem himself and prove his courage The Red Badge of Courage is Stephen Crane’s second book notable for its realism and the fact that Crane had never personally experienced battle Crane drew heavy inspiration from Century Magazine a periodical known for its articles about the American. Most novels about war are broad sweeping stories that try to capture the big picture of what happened But what's it like for the individual What were they thinking feeling and experiencing That's what Stephen Crane brings to life in this book He shows the fine line between courage and cowardice that exists in everyone An American classic that has never been out of printRevised December 2017