The elements of war and death in the red badge of courage by stephen crane

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Only after critics in England recognized the value, ingenuity, and literary and psychological merit of Red Badge did America follow suit. The animal seems to have no concerns for anything; individual soldiers show all emotions. Contrary to his romantic visions, he discovers that in real battle there is "a singular absence of heroic poses" This continued use of personification creates the feeling that a battle is a battle between regimental monsters. The novel closes with the following passage: It rained. Finally, on the surface, it looks as though Henry had made the transformation from egotistical youth to selfless military veteran and courageous hero, a soldier accepting of his own fate regardless of what it may be. Crane uses animal imagery to describe the elements of war, including armies and weapons. By using irony, similes, and symbols, Crane "paints" a vivid picture of what life was like for the fragile Henry Fleming. This version of the story, which was culled to 18, words by an editor specifically for the serialization, was reprinted in newspapers across America, establishing Crane's fame.

Eby, Jr. This continued use of personification creates the feeling that a battle is a battle between regimental monsters.

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In the panic, a man hits Henry on the head with his rifle, wounding him. She then destroys his hopes by offering sensible, practical advice in her good-bye speech.

The novel closes with the following passage: It rained. Henry clearly experiences military victories, evolving from his inherent fear of battle he initially had.

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When looking deeper, those soldiers risked their lives to keep the flag standing. His fears persist, and his self-doubt hasn't changed. The following chapters detail his growth and apparently resulting heroism. Contrary to his romantic visions, he discovers that in real battle there is "a singular absence of heroic poses" Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks. Crane uses this animal imagery to contrast the army with the individual soldier. Dillingham also noted the novel's heroism paradox, especially in terms of the introspective Henry's lapse into unreasoning self-abandon in the second half of the book. In the Catholic ceremonies, a wafer is taken at communion. As for death, Henry views it merely as an end to his troubles.

Because he could not afford a typewriter, he carefully wrote in ink on legal-sized paper, occasionally crossing through or overlying a word. Crane uses animal imagery to describe the elements of war, including armies and weapons.

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