History Literature / TheRedBadgeOfCourage

27th Mar '16 9:11:53 PM TheGreenHerring
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''The Red Badge of Courage'', by Stephen Crane, is a novel about the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment, joined the Union army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.

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''The Red Badge of Courage'', by Stephen Crane, is a novel about the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar UsefulNotes/{{the American Civil War]], War}}, and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment, joined the Union army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.
27th Mar '16 9:10:39 PM TheGreenHerring
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''The Red Badge of Courage'' is a novel about the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment, joined the Union army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.

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''The Red Badge of Courage'' Courage'', by Stephen Crane, is a novel about the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment, joined the Union army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.
19th Sep '15 11:30:44 AM Morgenthaler
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-->''He wished that he, too, had a wound, [[TitleDrop a red badge of courage]].''

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-->''He wished that he, too, had a wound, [[TitleDrop a red badge of courage]].courage.''
20th Jun '15 3:23:52 PM MorgenReiter
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted, since there is very little warfare actually ''shown''; Henry is fleeing for much of it, and in the end he becomes a man because he ''doesn't'' want to fight any more.
8th Mar '15 3:08:51 PM nombretomado
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''The Red Badge of Courage'' is a novel about the [[TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment, joined the Union army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.

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''The Red Badge of Courage'' is a novel about the [[TheAmericanCivilWar [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment, joined the Union army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.



* TheAmericanCivilWar: Based canonically (according to the sequel, ''The Veteran'') on the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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* TheAmericanCivilWar: UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar: Based canonically (according to the sequel, ''The Veteran'') on the Battle of Chancellorsville.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Henry, without realizing what he's doing until he's too deep in it. Considering it's TheAmericanCivilWar, there were probably lots more.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: Henry, without realizing what he's doing until he's too deep in it. Considering it's TheAmericanCivilWar, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, there were probably lots more.
1st Sep '14 11:45:32 PM Sheora
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* BabiesEverAfter: Old Henry decided to settle down after the war and have a family, with a grandson called Jim.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Old Henry decided to settle down after the war and have a family, with a grandson called Jim.[[DeadGuyJunior Jim]].
1st Sep '14 11:42:51 PM Sheora
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''The Red Badge of Courage'' is a novel about the [[TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment of the Union army,joined the army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.

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''The Red Badge of Courage'' is a novel about the [[TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], and is probably the modern TropeCodifier for WarIsHell. Henry Fleming, a young soldier of 304th regiment of regiment, joined the Union army,joined the army with wide-eyed ideas about the glory of battle and service to his country. On the eve of his first battle, he worries he will not have the fortitude to face combat.
1st Sep '14 11:42:08 PM Sheora
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* TitleDrop: The title refers to an injury suffered in battle, though in Henry's case it was actually delivered by a panicking soldier from his own side who he was trying to dissuade from running after overcoming his own fear of battle.
* TropeCodifier: for the WarIsHell theme and American realism as a genre
* WarIsHell: But the courageous get a badge! (The badge you get is made of wounds and death.)
** Also this is the CivilWar we're talking about, so wounds, death, intense pain and infection! [[SarcasmMode JOY!]]

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* TitleDrop: The title refers Henry muses to an injury suffered in battle, though in Henry's case it was actually delivered by a panicking soldier himself as he walks with the wounded men away from his own side who the battle that he wished he was trying to dissuade from running after overcoming wounded too. If he had such a "red badge of courage" it would erase his own fear of battle.
cowardice, and prove he was a worthy man.
* TropeCodifier: for For the WarIsHell theme and American realism as a genre
genre.
* WarIsHell: But the courageous get a badge! (The badge you get is made of wounds and death.)
** Also this
This is the CivilWar we're talking about, so wounds, death, intense pain and infection! [[SarcasmMode JOY!]]



1st Sep '14 11:37:59 PM Sheora
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* InfantImmortality: Subverted, being realism and all. More than half of the 304th Regiment died in the final battle.
1st Sep '14 11:36:08 PM Sheora
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: In ''The Veteran'', it's reveal that Henry gained the rank of sergeant thru fighting.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: In ''The Veteran'', it's reveal that Henry gained the rank of sergeant thru through fighting.
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