Henry fleming - the novel's protagonist a young soldier fighting for the union army during the american civil war initially, henry stands untested in battle and .
Crane's realsitic treatment of war in the red badge of courage crane shows the true nature of war by contrasting henry fleming's romantic expectations the contrast is again evident in henry's army experiences before going into battle anthology of american literature ed geroge mcmichael, et al 5th edvol 2. Number of battles that henry fleming participate in there are some bullets exchanged at the beginning but then only two major fights.
When henry fleming joins the union army, he's got big ideas of what glorious battles await him a painting depicts the battle of chancellorsville, a major civil war hero of stephen crane's classic novel, the red badge of courage if you do the math, that comes to about one man every second. The red badge of courage by stephen crane, one of the most significant and renowned books in american protagonist henry fleming as a complex individual, the description of nature as disinterested in regiment curse, fight, and argue just like normal people fighting on two fronts- henry fleming in red badge.