This essay is focused on the analysis of an impressionist, naturalistic and realistic war novel by Stephen Crane "The red badge of courage". According to the essay, this novel encounters the happenings during the American Civil War…
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Fleming is undecided whether to continue waiting for the enemy and fight or run away. The major reason of his state is his mother's protest. His friend Conklin confirms to him that he would do the same thing if the other soldiers fled. Their enemy attacks them during the first battle forcing some of their soldiers to flee. Fleming flees too but got ashamed after hearing an announcement from the general denouncing their victory. He felt so ashamed that he decided to run into the nearest thicket. Apart from the decaying body, he stumbles into, he also meets wounded soldiers in the thicket. He felt even more ashamed when one of the wounded soldiers asked him where he was wounded. Having no wound he dodges the question and continue with his journey. He encounters retreating disarray soldiers who hit and wounds his head. Being tired, hungry, thirsty and now wounded, Fleming decided to go back to his campsite despite the shame. The wound acted as his savior for the other soldiers believed he was wounded during the battle. They took good care of him being the youngest and his escape never came to the limelight. His secret and cowardice left in the past, Fleming joined the battle for the third time. His capability was proven during this battle. His flag of red badge of courage rest assured him in his heart. He became surprised when he discovered that the commanding officer viewed his regiment to be having a lackluster reputation. The general therefore ordered them forward without sparing any other regiment. Their final battle was a fierce one.
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According to the research findings “The Red Badge of Courage” and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” are commentaries about the American society, the social programming it does, the bias it has against race and gender, its emphasis on superficial values such as glory and honor which is not backed up by qualitative internal change.
A pronouncement had been made of how weak the 304th regiment was. Because no members of the group except Henry and Wilson heard the conversation, the group was more or less fighting a justification battle of which they were not aware of. If they lost, what was said about them would be presumed to be true but if they win, they have made a good justification of their abilities.
Sometimes it becomes rather difficult for an unsophisticated reader to understand Henry’s behavior during battles. For example, he fights along with the other soldiers in the first battle, yet he flees from the scene when the second battle ensues. It is not very difficult to explain such a strange conduct.
The first is that it is a mental thought or feeling. Therefore, it is not a concrete object or outward article as specified by the meaning of mental: “of, relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity.” The second half of the definition of courage dictates that the inner emotion is used as an adversary against negative forces due to the fact that together danger, fear and difficulty mean “exposure or liability to injury, pain, harm, or loss; hard to do or accomplish; a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc.” This is where the meaning of courage takes off into multiple different directions.
The character of Henry develops from a cowardice youth afraid of war and reluctant to participate in war to a fulfilled brave soldier. The plot unfolds to give the reader of the background from which Henry got an injured hence receives a “war wound” that becomes his turning point.
The protagonist of the book is Henry Fleming, "the young soldier" as the author often calls him, who goes through a difficult path of learning what war really is, and what is his role at this war. Fleming is surrounded by characters whom the author uses to highlight different manifestations of human nature.
This in and of itself is courage. Or is it
We usually look at courage from the standpoint of heroism, extraordinary actions of valor in a moment of crisis such as the actions of Londoners helping Londoners in the recent bombings, the emergency personnel and ordinary citizens in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and the uncountable actions of our forebears in this country who were determined to protect their homeland.
largely as a colonial revolt against the economic policies of the British Empire, and eventually widened far beyond North America, with France, Spain, and the Netherlands entering the war against Great Britain.
The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the
For a long time, I did not witness any of the issues which required me to become courageous until one time while in middle school, I came face to face with a bully.
My family had moved to a new town as a result of my dad’s work and I was enrolled