Henry saw himself as a hero before he got into a battle, but when faced with the reality of war, his imaginations did not come true. For instance, during the march to battle, Henry was continuously complaining about how all the walking was tiring him out and that it was all for nothing. Henry said, “I can't stand this much longer, I don't see what good it does to wear out our legs for nothin’” (Crane 35). Henry knew what he was signing up for when he joined the army, yet in difficult conditions he lacked the motivation to keep going. Another scenario of cowardice shown through dialogue was when Henry was complaining about always losing battles and blaming it on his generals.
In “The Red Badge of Courage” speaks of a young soldier who gets ready for battle upon the command. He prepares himself by making sure his weapon is loaded and then across fields came men running and yelling and then the firing starred. The young man panicked because now he was unsure whether he had loaded his weapon or not. The difference between the two is the one written in first person makes you feel like you are the young man making that mistake during war,
Compare and Contrast- Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage Charlie and Henry are the main characters in the book Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage. Both Charlie and Henry, were very young war men, and struggled a lot during the war, both fought with the struggle of wanting to back out of the war, and having the fear of being killed. Many actions and words in Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage show that there are many differences. Soldier’s Heart and Red Badge of Courage have many differences. At the beginning of Soldier’s Heart, Charley was really excited to go off to war, He was excited for all the “fame” and attention he would be receiving from everyone around him.
He enlists into the regiment with immense dream, becoming a hero in the battle as the ancient Greek soldier did. He desires far from noble; Henry hopes that an impressive performance on the battlefield will immortalize him as a hero among men based on his dramatically belief. Ironically, Henry runs from his own intelligence in order to justify his cowardice by condemning the soldiers who escape from the battle are “wise enough to save themselves from the flurry of death." Henry's lack of a true moral sense aids Henry to restore his fragile self-pride If others call him a hero, he believes he is the one. His first focused desire to get good reputation makes him to distort the reality and his moral acknowledgement.
The Red Badge of Courage is the account of a youthful Civil War soldier’s craving to demonstrate that he is brave even with his overwhelming fear. The novel investigates an assortment of perspectives on the matter, among them the possibility of self-conservation, or the human's’ instinct to survive basically like fight or flight. It's understandably unnatural to hazard one's life for something like war or battle. Bravery is especially attached to manliness and masculinity; the primary character Henry Fleming feels he can't be a genuine man without first proving his worth in battle. At last, bravery is demonstrated through his dedication to the Union Army and its more noteworthy cause.
Both characters seemed very nervous during their first battles in the war, but became battle-crazy towards the end. Another similarity between the two was that both boys spoke with a Confederate soldier, trying to make peace with one another for that night. Also, both were asked by someone in their regiment to send something back to their families, in case they died. Along with sending things home, both sent letters back to their families, telling them of their experiences. One similarity that is the most apparent is that they both were fighting in the same war, the Civil War.
The story is about a boy which is the drummer boy of the Confederates [which lead the surprise attack on the Union] who thinks he's not important to the war but he is what drives the soldier's courageous into battle. The story consists of symbols which may be something in a story that has a meaning. In the story the general states that Joby is important to the battle. In the story the general says that Joby symbolises the heart
Imagine being drafted to move thousands of miles away from the life you love to fight a war you hated. This is the unfortunate reality for Tim O’Brien In The Things They Carried. O’Brien explains his experiences of war in Vietnam, what it took to get him there, and his relationships with the other men in his platoon. He portrays guilt and pride through storytelling and intertwines the two by showing how the men often feel guilty for the actions they pursue or decisions they make based on their pride. In the chapter “On the Rainy River”, pride drives O’Brien to make a decision that will change his life forever.
In this part of scene five Johnny’s little brother knows the sacrifice that Johnny has to do, and his brother wants to take his place in the Vietnam War and says he’s not afraid to die. Johnny told his father that it was an accident because Johnny new way he brother said that, this raised suspicions through the family. Johnny wants to show people that he cares for his little brother and hope he does good things in Johnny sets the example for people who care for their siblings, and want them to have better lives than their own. In conclusion Valdez wanted to entertain young adults and to show them the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam War. Young people in the 1960’s would have paid attention because it's talking about people their age.
First of all, the theme of "Grandpa's Badge of Courage" is love can change an opinion. John tells a war story, from when he was young and fought in the vietnam war . His grandson hears the story and thinks his grandpa is a coward because he ran away from a trap. John tells his grandson it was not cowardice. He couldn't attack, because they were ambushed; and if he had not ran he would have died.
His body had one wound, with no courage behind it. With barely any time to rest, the next battle rolled in like a fierce storm. However Henry regretted his mistakes from the last battle, this time determined not to repeat his previous actions. He fought so spectacularly, he caught the lieutenants eye “The lieutenant was crowing. He seemed drunk with fighting.
In the book Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane. The main character, Henry, has recently enlisted in the Union Army and during his second engagement flees from the battle. The thought of desertion has been a recent dilemma in the mind of young Henry, and he wasn 't sure if that when the time of battle came if he would stay and fight, or desert the battle. When the time comes the regiment Henry is in is told to hold the enemy forces back, and Henry displays courage during the first battle. But as they celebrate, more confederate troops come and a second battle ensues, from which Henry flees from.
Bertrand Russell once said, “War doesn’t determine who’s right, only who’s left.” The Vietnam War was one in particular where soldiers often struggled with who the enemy was. War is too often thought of as something to be won, but this novel reveals it is simply something to be survived, and the shell of a person that is left will not be the same one that walked into battle. That is a jarring reality very prominent in Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers. It is a lesson soldier Richard Perry learns all too well on his journey from innocent young boy to Vietnam veteran. Very early it is made clear that Perry is not just a new soldier, but is in a place that can and will change him forever.