Henry's Tragic Hero In The Red Badge Of Courage

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Henry The main protagonist of “The Red Badge Of Courage” is a young impressionable soldier who has never been in combat. He fights for the union, who is currently locked in a fierce war with the confederacy. In the first battle the enemy attacks Henry’s camp, however he is inexperienced and has no clue on what to do or say. His actions become automatic and he fights like he never fought before. He fights without fear even though he believed before the battle started he would be killed. After the fight Henry is horrified by the sight of all the fallen soldiers. As the union troops regroup Henry attempts to see if any soldiers were scared but ends up irritating them. In the second battle Henry is surprised as the soldiers attack again

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