Warfare in "The Red Badge of Courage"
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This essay provides a discussion of how Stephen Crane uses satire, irony, and symbolism in his novel "The Red Badge of Courage" to show that the reality of warfare is a far cry from traditional and romantic notions of heroism and combat. The paper shows how Crane used protagonist Henry Fleming's experiences as evidence of this intent. The paper includes a plot summary and character analysis.
From the Paper:"Though it is often considered one of the greatest novels depicting the American Civil War, Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" actually provides a harsh indictment of the futility of war. By using satire, irony and symbolism, Crane depicts war quite in contrast to romanticized notions of heroism and valor. Instead through the experiences of the protagonist Henry Fleming, Crane undermines romantic notions of war and heroism through satire, irony and symbolism."
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