‘RedBadge of Courage’ Book Review
‘Red Badge of Courage’ Book Review
We all have highexpectations when joining a career of our passionate dream. The book‘Red Badge of Courage’ reflects Henry Fleming who upheld numerousblind expectations after joining the Union Army (Crane, 2005). Hecraved for quick success and glory to show off to the community,friends and family members. Nevertheless, the army encounters manyrisks such as disgusting wounds and deaths with limited successdepending on the level of training. Since armies engage in acompetition to defend the welfare of their countries, most of themcare less about glory. The glory of an army is much celebrated by thecitizens as opposed to any members of the army.
Henry’s wrongperception proved to be inapplicable immediately he approached thebattle. When he saw the adversaries approaching, the fear of deathengulfed Henry. Petrified, Henry fired blindly and retreated when theenemies drew near. Henry’s regiment fought with determination suchas Jim Conklin, Simpson and Wilson (Crane, 2005). For instance, thebattle left Simpson with fatal wounds while Conklin succumbed tomortal injuries. Upon being asked by his suffering friends where hehad been shot, Henry resulted to shame and could not utter any word.
It is important foran individual to make decisions after an experience. Human beingsharbor dreams of succeeding in the field of their careers, butexperience strengthens and gives one a renewed spirit. Henryreceived invaluable courage from his fellow officer Wilson whodespite fearing death, did not delay to confront the enemy. Later,Henry hated being fearful and fought with an admirable spirit duringthe following battles. In addition, was promoted to assist thelieutenant in the forthcoming fierce battles as he became prudent andaggressive in battles. Consequently, the greatness of a man is testedin real life challenges.
Crane, S.(2005). Thered badge of courage.Penguin.