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This guide to The Red Badge of Courage provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 112 pages, indexed, softcover.
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: 2000
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
Stephen Crane wrote the first draft of The Red Badge of Courage in only ten days. This CliffsNotes supplement carries you along as the story of a young boy named Henry Fleming faces his first battlenot only in war but with his own fear, pride, and cowardiceunfolds. It still remains as one of the best novels about the American Civil War.
This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Henrys ordeal by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author and gain insight into how he came to write The Red Badge of Courage. Other features that help you study include
- A character map to highlight the relationships between characters
- Glossaries after each chapter to define new and unfamiliar terms
- Critical essays covering topics like figurative language and the structure of the novel
- A review section that tests your knowledge
- A Resource Center with books and websites for more study
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