The Red Badge of Courage Reflection
While reading the book The Red Badge of Courage I had many different emotions and many things ran through my mind. The biggest emotion I had while reading was how much my respect for military personal has increased. They are doing a job that not many people want to do and even fear doing. I personally learned that this job can be very challenging, stressful, and could cause a lot of emotional issues but I feel I am up for that challenge and have even thought about joining the military and fighting for our country.
This book made me realize that the stories we may hear about war are not always factual and after reading this story I really felt like I was in that battle. I could experience the fear Henry had as the battle was taking place and how he wanted to run and hide, because that is the way I felt last year when we were getting ready in warm-ups at our state basketball game. When reading this story I began to think. Do people really run and hide from the war we are fighting right now? And is it really as upsetting and stressful as it used to be? I believe that people do run and hide or at least try to, but they understand their job and what they have signed up for and go through with it. As for getting upset and stressful I also feel like every person who comes across a hard time in their life, war or not emotions will always be a problem.
Even though Henry got upset and emotional I overall liked him. In the beginning he was a little cocky and didn’t want to listen to the people who care about him such as his mother. She had asked him not to sign up but he did it anyway. I began to think and thought that maybe this was something he really wanted to do and prove to himself that he could do this. In the middle of the story I was a little disappointed in him for running from the battle and leaving his fellow soldiers behind to fight as well as him lying about a wound he got so he could stay away from the...