Stephen Crane and Audie Murphy

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Stephen CraneStephen Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1871. He wrote his second and most famous novel, The Red Badge of Courage, at the age of 24 and died of tuberculosis four years later.

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The Red Badge of Courage is a fictional account of a young man who joins the Union Army during the Civil War and the things he goes through in his first couple of days of battle. Although it’s written in the third person, the reader sees everything through the eyes of its protagonist, Henry Fleming. One of the most striking things about the story is that Crane had had no experience in combat so his descriptions were based on things he had read or were told to him by others. In spite of that apparent disadvantage and the fact that the historical events he wrote about had taken place before he was…

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