Excerpt From 'The Red Badge Of Courage'

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*1. "Something new." "Never been guessed before." "A very fresh note." The critics agreed there was something different going on here. Many books about war, some quite realistic, had already been written. Describe what was fresh in Crane's approach to writing about war. Crane’s approach to writing about the war was to write the book from the perspective of a young man who joined a regiment as the book started. He knew nothing about how war was fought or what would happen to him once he joined the regiment. The book was written so the reader would experience everything the young man experienced as he experienced it. THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE AND FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF WAR FIRST PERSON Locate a brief passage (about a paragraph in length) from The Red Badge of Courage that describes a battle scene with much confusion. Contrast it with the following third-person passage from The…show more content…
My Aunt Karen works there, and she had talked to one of her friends so that we could go behind the scenes and feed the giraffes. My dad drove us to New Orleans in our van. It seemed like it took forever to get there. Being seven years old, riding in a car for an hour takes a long time. When we finally got to the zoo, we met my Aunt Karen at a special gate, and she swiped a card to let us in. We got to park in the employees’ parking lot. We didn’t have to walk very far. It was really hot that day, and it hadn’t rained in a long time. The sun was shining down on me, and I didn’t want to wear the hat my mom had brought so I left it in the car. It was dusty everywhere, and when I kicked my feet, the dust would come up like smoke all around me. My aunt Karen took us to her office. We had to wait for about 30 minutes because she was working that morning. She programs computers for the zoo. It was really cold in her office. When she finally finished, we walked out into the zoo to find the area where the giraffe’s
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