The Crimson Medal of Heroism

 By: Stephen Crane                                                  Docent: William Jordan

Epigraph:"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day."
Epigraph: I chose this quote because, it driectly relates to one of the parts in the book. In the first skirmish, Henry buckles under the pressure and runs away. It reminds me of human instinct too.
The main theme in this novel is courage and heroism. This whole book is about a younth joining the army to fight for his county. Any man who volunteers his life for his country's sake is a hero.
The tones of this story are solemn and mournful. These fit because throughout the book there is death and slaughter. nd when there is death, there is mourning.Especially if you know the decased man.
This novel takes place in the Civil War. To be exact, it takes place in the battle of Chancelorsville, Virginia, in 1863.
This novel reminds me of the autobiography I had to read, Ghosts of War. In it a young man goes to join the army to serve his country, in doing so he becomes a man, the same thing happens to Henry.
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