Comparing Soldier's Heart And Red Badge Of Courage

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Charley and Henry both leave home to join the Civil War and become fighting machines. Fighting in the war takes courage and transforms the heart. The two books, Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage, are two exciting stories about young men in the Civil War. How is it that even though they’re different, they are very similar? The books definitely are different stories and here are some of the ways in which they contrast. Charley leaves his home and farm to enlist, but has to lie about his age because he is only fifteen. In Red Badge of Courage, it is Henry’s first battle and he gets scared and flees to the woods, but then returns to find a retreating group of soldiers, gets hit in the head, and returns to his regiment. Henry picks up
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