Analysis Of The Red Badge Of Courage By Stephen Crane

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In his novel The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane discusses the day-to-day struggles civil war soldiers face. Henry--a young soldier who originally held an admirative view of war--has recently come to the stark realization that his perception doesn’t align with reality. Since fleeing from a battle, Henry has begun to question and everything around him. Crane’s use of personification within this section of his novel serves to represent the inner turmoil and detachment from reality that Henry feels in this situation. Throughout the novel, Henry approaches issues in a focused and analytical way; however, now Henry’s perspective of the situation he faces can presents an irrational and illogical mindset. Although ‘brambles [forming] chains to
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