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Red Badge Of Courage

trying a new one

Hannah Lamb

on 19 January 2013

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Transcript of Red Badge Of Courage

By Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage Tone Violent Setting Analysis When Henry went into the army he was in way over his head. He had no idea what he was up against. He was a coward and ran, but it was a growing step for him. He got an accidental wound from being hit in the head by a fleeing man in the woods. Seeing Jim die and hearing what his captains thought about his battalion ignited a fire inside him. He came back with a different attitude. Henry and his battalion become one of the strongest groups. They defeated their enemy and took their flag. Plot Overview Crane had trouble with his first book with an unusual topic so he turned to warfare, because the Civil War ended 30 years before. He wanted to try something new and he knew readers would still have memories of it to help them connect to the book themselves. Published in 1895. Dialogue: Henry Flemming The Protagonist Critique Crane did well with his novel. Pre-AP English Project By Hannah Lamb Period 3 Irony Humorous Emotional There is quite
a bit of "war talk"
or slang that is used
by soldiers. Many of the soldiers
use profanity and are
angry. During the war
the soldiers get
extremely violent. Crane seems to almost be mocking the young private for running away. The reader can see Crane took advantage of him when he murthfully exaggerates to a point where we know more than Henry does. The soldiers are not afraid to be themselves. Jokes are made all
throughout the novel. Henry feels guilty for running. Henry gains confidence after he meets the injured soldier. After seeing Jimmy die, he feels inclined to fight for him. Crane uses sad, quiet, soft words to describe Henry's guilt. Theme Courage Manliness Isolation Transformation Henry learns what it takes to have courage. War develops a sense of manliness. Henry matures into a man. The soldiers were isolated from society. They can only interact with other soldiers. Over the course of the war Henry changes from a coward to a courageous soldier. In the end he looks back and sees all he's learned. Point of View Antagonist Protagonist 3rd person limited omniscient No specific date or time was mentioned. During the Civil War. The Confederate Army. The Union Henry Flemming Young Naive Soldier Untested Courage Henry changes from a young naive soldier into a strong confident soldier who works his way up. He is a dynamic character that learns a lot. I relate because I am also learning about myself. Doubtful Red Badge of Courage is a novel about the journey of a young soldier in the civil war. He struggles with courage, but becomes brave. Henry goes through the Hero's Journey. He leaves home, changes and comes back a different person. He learns the real meaning of courage, and overcoming fear. In the late 1890's there were also several conflicts world wide. Crane wrote about the bloodiest war that America has every had. This made him very popular at age 24. The Japanese defeat the Chinese in the Sino-Japanese War. The French took the territories of what is now today modern: Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast and Senegal. Crane wanted to give a story that showed society what life could be like for a soldier. He used incredible detail, had solid tones with adjectives, and he had real emotion in it. It was a very well written novel that I enjoyed. He used solid diction. A well-rounded vocabulary. Crane also had a very intriguing style. The story flowed Kept my attention Very Detailed Imputed a lot of emotion Gave me a logical and well educated feeling Good meaning behind it He connected to his readers. The story outline was unique. Purpose He tried to show courage and cowardliness and how people change and how the war affects soldiers. He uses the title as a symbol. The Red Badge represents his accidental wound in the forest in chapter 6. The "Badge" represents a turning point which kicks up his confidence and he gains his courage back again. Crane wanted to show opposition, to allow people to understand that you can always change and learn from your mistakes. Jim Cocklin Practical Mature Benevolent Efficient Dignified Jim became Henry's best friend in the war. He was the smart but mellow guy in the camp. He gave Henry a little nudge before he died to help Henry back on track. He reminds me of my Mom, helpful but not in my face. Work Cited http://www.historycentral.com/dates/1890ad.html http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-red-badge-of-courage-is-published http://www.shmoop.com/red-badge-of-courage/literary-devices.html Zeitgeist https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VpftLy-KMWHTT2XWX15OPwT79ecpDpvkfWfER4SmBYg/edit http://salempress.com/Store/samples/critical_insights/red_badge_commentary.htm Crane uses funny, sarcastic words to try to create a tension breaker within all the seriousness of war. Crane used masculin words, with the arogant attitude most men have. It was a new idea and it made him famous.
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