Overview: Crane explores life in the Civil War through the eyes of young man who sets off for glory.
What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:
Chris: “A war story set during the American Civil War, this novel can be gruesome. It is also the story of one young man’s coming of age at a time when glory was everything and cowardice was shameful. Beautifully written.”
Ethan: “For such a short novel, The Red Badge of Courage gives a powerful portrayal of the American Civil War. Crane’s account shows, with vivid realism, the toll war takes on youth.”