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Red Badge of Courage Review

reviewing for English A (11th Grade)
Written By:
Stephen Crane
1st novel to:
deal realistically with the civil war
Gives psychological portrait of:
the individual solider
Battles represent what battles?
The battle of Chancellorville
Point of veiw:
3rd person limited
Self-preservation v. Duty
The struggle between protecting oneself and sacrificing for the greater good
Better to face your fears tan run from them
Nature's Disregard for human life
Universe carries on regardless of what happens to man
Brutality of War
war is not as glorious as the romanticized pictures of it
Coming of age
naive youth matures into young adult in trials of war
fear, violence, danger, death
fear, violence, danger, death
purity, rest, strength
foreboding, frightening
foreboding, frightening
foreboding, frightening
foreboding, frightening
mysterious, indescribable, religious
hope, triumph
hope, triumph
hope, triumph
How does Jim Conklin Symbolize Christ??
wounds in hand and side
horror of death was catalyst for Henry's redemption
Sun appered as wafer
refers to communion
What is a red badge of courage??
Battle wound
Why aren't characters referred to by name (most of the time)?
emphasized the type of character, gives them universal appeal
young men agonizing over their first trial
Loud Soldier
those who fine themselves through trial - "the friend"
indifferent, controlling forces society
Tattered solder
victims of forces beyond their control
Tall Solder
men who have died serving
How does Henry's Mother respond??
Doesn't want him to go but gives him advice
What was the dispute in Chapter 1?
weather they were going to move or not
metaphors for war:
machine or animal
What does Henry get form Willson? What does this imply?
A yellow envelope, that Willson thinks he is going to die
Why does Henry run?
He believes everyone else is running
What signes from nature does Henry use to justify his flight?
When he threw the acorn at the squirrel it ran away, just as he was in danger he ran away.
What dose Henry hear after he runs? how does he react?
He hears that his regiment held the line, he was shocked he thought they had all run
What does the Tattered Solider ask Henry?
where his wounds are
What is Henry's most selfish act in the novel?
Leaving the Tattered Solider
How is Henry wounded?
He is hit on the head with the but of a fleeing soldier's gun
What does Henry do that earns him praise from the lieutenant?
Picks up the flag
What do Henry and Wilson overhear on their way to get water and how do they react?
They hear that the colonels think they could be generals
What examples of heroism does Henry exhibit?
He keeps fighting till the end
What victorious act does Wilson preform?
Grabs the enemies flag