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The Red Badge of Courage

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Eddie White

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The Red Badge of Courage By: Stephen Crane Written in 1895 How the Red Badge of Courage Shaped society The Red Badge of Courage shaped society. This book tells us about a young soldier's life in the Civil War. This book taught us what it is really like being in a war. Background Information about the Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is a story about the life of an inexperienced soldier named Henry Fleming who enlists in the Union Army during the Civil War. Henry was part of the 304
New York Regiment. Bibliography http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/red_badge_of_courage.pdf http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+red+badge+of+courage+movie&page=2 Background Information about the main character:
Henry Fleming Henry Fleming was a normal farm boy from New York. Once Henry enlisted in the war, he wonders if he has the courage and emotional strength to become a good soldier. http://www.bookrags.com/notes/rbc/CHR.html th How the Red Badge of Courage shaped Society (cont...)
One early reviewer said that The Red Badge of Courage "impels the feeling that the actual truth about a battle has never been guessed before." How The Red Badge of Courage shaped Society (cont...) http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/red-badge-courage-new-kind-realism The Red Badge of Courage teaches people about how war is in reality. The experiences of Henry Fleming (main character) are reflected in streams and images that show the chaos and movement and uncertainty of war, day to day. How the Red Badge of Courage shaped Society (cont...)

The Red Badge of Courage is widely regarded as the birth of modern sensibility. The Red Badge of Courage was one of the first books to show how war is really like. Books written before this seemed unreal. Many people say this book is just like reading an article in the newspaper. Throughout the story, Henry Fleming learns that war is not like the daring, romantic battles he had in his dreams. Many people enlisted and had a casual attitude about the war. Henry was one of those people, and quickly learned his mistake. How this book influences people This book has a positive influence on people. This book described the uncertainty and horrors of war in a realistic way. This is why people like this book. About the Author http://www.emcp.com/previews/AccessEditions/ACCESS%20EDITIONS/The%20Red%20Badge%20of%20Courage.pdf Stephen Crane was born on November 1, 1871 in Newark, New Jersey. Crane was the last of fourteen, and one of only eight who survived to adulthood. In 1891, Crane enrolled into Syracuse University. In the summer, Crane decides to write instead of return to college. During this time, Crane begins to write his first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. About the Author (cont...) In 1893, Stephen Crane published the book Maggie: A Girl of the Streets under the psuedonym Johnston Smith. During this time, Crane also begins to write The Red Badge of Courage. About the Author (cont...) In 1894, Crane searches for a publisher for The Red Badge of Courage. He eventually found a publisher called D. Appleton and Company. Information about the Civil War The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter Harbor in Charleston Harbor. The Bloodiest battle in the war was the battle of Antietam in Maryland on September 17, 1862. Information about the Civil War (cont...) The Victory at Antietam allowed Lincoln to announce the abolition of slavery in the south, which was official in the spring of 1863. Information about the Civil War (cont...) The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865. On April 14, 1865 President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. http://www.enotes.com/topics/us-civil-war Information fact about the Civil War (cont...) During the Civil War, there was a total of 618,000 people that died, although some experts say that 700,000 people died. This was 2% of the total population. Out of every 1,000 federals that were in the war, 112 were wounded. Henry's views on the war -Early Book Review -What the Red Badge of Courage teaches people -How people viewed this story -Stephen Crane's early early writing career -The Red Badge of Courage Publisher -The start of the war -The ending of slavery -The end of the war -Statistics of the war
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