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PostSubject: Chapters 2-4   Mon May 28, 2007 7:51 am

This forum is for the discussion of Stephen Crane's, The Red Badge of Courage, Chapters 2-4.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 2-4   Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:04 pm

In these next few chapters Henry sees a little more of battle. He doubts himself and the author puts Henry in different situation to make his conscience questioned. Henry is given a letter from Jim Conklin to give to his parents. Jim thinks this will be his first and last battle. Henryis faced with more reality of war.

The author using "the red monster" as a symbol of war. Going back to my entry of color, I think that we will see more metaphors in color.

OK I'm off the color thing now.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 2-4   Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:16 pm

Henry continues to doubt himself as they get closer and closer to battle. The dead man they come across brings up the "Question". The meaning of life? The meaning of war? The fragility of life? The meaning of one among many?
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 2-4   Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:49 pm

the author protrays what seems like meaningless movement here and there, wasting the men's time and energy. It seems like a dream to the young soldier and he continues to get a feel for the emotions of the men around him.
when the battle finally becomes iminent he sees many men, older and more experienced than he in total dissaray, portraying the haphazardness that is most likely a very real part of any battle.
the authors sentences are choppy, I think, do either of you guys? It doesn' flow real smoothly for me.
I contunue to the the use of color and a variety of color related terms, Marti.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 2-4   Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:23 pm

I didn't notice that it was choppy exactly, but I have noticed that every so often a rush of activity will happen, and I have a hard time figuring out exactly what has happened, I think because of the writing style.
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