The Red Badge of Courage
About this book
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.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 battle -- not only in war but with his own fear, pride, and cowardice -- unfolds. It still remains as one of the best novels about the American Civil War.This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Henry's 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 includeA character map to highlight the relationships between charactersGlossaries after each chapter to define new and unfamiliar termsCritical essays covering topics like figurative language and the structure of the novelA review section that tests your knowledgeA ResourceCenter with books and Web sites for more studyClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
good guide for following along while reading the novel -- Cliff's notes are excellent when used properly -- points out loads of symbolism and use of literary devices that are easily overlooked - good food for thought