are you crazy/mad?
there are some crazy people but cheke out!!The tragedies and realities of war are often mistaken by the public, which makes war seem as courageous acts of heroism portrayed on the battlefield, whereas in The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane decided to show what war truly was by writing of a boy named Henry, who experienced war firsthand. Henry, also known as “the youth”, always saw war as an event where heroes come together to fight through acts or courage. Once Henry enlists he is terribly disappointed and proven wrong. He must learn the hard way, what war really is. Crane writes this novel to give people a precise description of the experiences of war and the response of the individual by writing about what war is played out to be by the public, how the battlefield affects Henry, and
Crane shows us what it actually is. In the beginning of the novel it goes through Henry’s dreams and what he thought war was. “He had burned several times to enlist. Tales of great movements shook the land. They might not be distinctly Homeric, but there seemed to be much glory in them. He had read of marches, sieges, conflicts, and he had longed to see it all. His busy mind had drawn for him large pictures extravagant in color, lurid with breathless deeds.” Crane gives to us Henry’s dreams so that we know what war is not. He is using this part of the novel as a way to give us a chance to see that war is not what Henry thinks it is. When Henry ventures off to war, he learns himself, the hard way, what war truly is. Crane portrays this in the novel by going through Henry’s mind when he real
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