Analysis Of The Red Badge Of Courage

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*1. "Something new." "Been Never guessed before." "A very fresh note." The critics agreed there was something different going on here. Many books about war, some quite realistic, had already been written. Describe what was fresh in Crane 's approach to writing about war.

Stephen Crane wanted to change peoples mind about the reality of war when he was writing The Red Badge of Courage. His novel shows the differences between the reality of the situations Harry is in and the glorious way other books would portray it. Harry thinks he will receive a sendoff from the town and be looked at as a hero. His mother instead says "The Lord 's will be done" and continues milking the cow. The Red Badge of Courage and First-Hand Accounts of War First
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The battle rages and Henry fires and reloads, fires and reloads, in a continuing, automatic rhythm. A “red rage” overtakes the men, who chant a “wild, barbaric song” as they fight. The lieutenant beats a soldier who tries to retreat from the front line. The captain is shot and collapses. At last, the enemy soldiers begin to retreat. Henry’s regiment lets out a cheer and the survivors heartily congratulate one another. Henry looks around; seeing the sun on the treetops and the bright blue sky, he is surprised that nature keeps ongoing, with no regard for the bloody events of the field.

*2. Which passage below comes closest to giving the reader the feeling he is actually experiencing the event? In what ways?

The second paragraph from chapter VI has a better sense of realism. The description in this paragraph of the soldiers working like a machine makes you think like they were thinking in the fight. The second paragraph even describes that the men became really angry and started singing a crazy song while they were mowing down enemies. A Blow-by-Blow Description Locate a brief passage (about a paragraph) from The Red Badge of Courage that offers a blow-by-blow description of events in a battle. Contrast it with the letter from Peter Boyer to his father, written sometime in May 1863, which summarizes the letter this way: "Boyer provides a description of the
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