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Red Badge of Courage

Unit 9: Red Badge of Courage

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How does Henry Fleming rationalize his desertion early in the novel? He compares his fight to that of the squirrel, which naturally flees danger.
When the youth runs away into the woods, nature treats him with ____________. disinterest
Read the quotation: "He had burned several times to enlist....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." This view is an example of _________ romanticism
Why does the author compare battles to a machine? to reveal how little the individual matters
Why does Henry avoid telling people how he got his wound? He is ashamed that his wound is not a real battle wound.
When Henry finds him, why does Jim run into the bushes? Jim realizes that he is dying.
Occasionally, Henry thinks back to his home with a sense of __________. nostalgia
When Wilson discovers the youth's injury, he treats Henry kindly
Why does Henry want to hold onto Wilson's letters rather than return them? He plans to use them to humiliate Wilson if he ever asks Henry about his injury.
In what way is Henry more of a man by the end of the novel? He is changed from a terrified and hostile youth to a calm and confident young man.
Read the quotation: "You watch out,Henry, 'an take good care of yerself in this here fighting business... Don't go a-thinkin' you can lick the hull rebel army at the start, because yeh can't." What does Ma Fleming realize that Henry does not? Henry will be only one small part in the machinery of war.
Early in the novel, when he is afraid, whom does Henry blame for his enlistment in the army? the government
Why is Henry's wound ironic? It is the result of his cowardice, not of his courage.
How does Henry eventually make peace with his desertion of the tattered man? He is able to look back at and hate his own actions.
Which word best describes Wilson, the loud soldier, at the end of the novel? quiet
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