Red Badge Of Courage Passage Analysis

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1. Crane's "Red Badge of Courage" was Brilliant. I believed it was so fresh because of how we really do not know where the battle is taking place. I also believe it was fresh because it doesn't really give a date or time. This makes the story fresh because it gives the reader a since of confusion to simulate the confusion of war.

2. One passage that i found in the Red Badge of Courage that had much confusion would have to be in chapter 10. In this chapter, a young man keeps calling Henry the name Tom Jamison. Henry can obviously knows he is suffering from a head wound. These passages can be very different and similar. They are similar in the since of war, but are different in perspective and in detail. General Pleaston's passage makes me feel as if was really experiencing war. I believe this passage makes me feel this way because of the descriptive details the author uses. I also chose this passage because it was from real events. A passage that can offer a blow b blow description of events in battles would probably
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These two passages are very similar. In the first passage, it talks about how Sherman kills one of the soldiers for not obeying a command. Sherman tells the president that he is in command and that if anyone else was to oppose him, he would shoot them on the spot. The passage from "Red Badge of Courage" talks about how the youth was being fired on from the enemies and a fellow soldier tells him to get up and fight. These two passages cab resemble each other in the since that the messages is saying to never give up and to fellow directions if you want to succeed.

11. yes, these passages are similar, but they can be very different. These passages can be very different because in the first passages it is showing how crazy Sherman was ans how he would do anything for a victory, even if it is killing a fellow brother soldier. The other passages shows how two soldiers, even though they are getting fired on, are trying to save themeleves and each

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