Essay title: Red Badge of Courage
The regiment marches for several days until they are finally faced with a real engagement by the enemy ( confederate soldiers). Henry is surrounded by his fellow union soldiers, so he begins to fire his gun as the other members of the regiments but ultimately he scared in the midst of battle.
Eventually the union soldiers prevail over the confederate soldiers as the victors and begin to congratulate one another, shortly after Henry decides to take a nap.Henry is awaken by the sound of the confederate soldiers attacking his regiment and fear ceases him and causes him to run away from the battle. While walking across the fields Henry tries to reason with himself and convince himself that there was no way that his regiment could have won so he was right to run away and save himself, because staying would have been like committing suicide. After a while Henry encounters a commander talking to a general and overhears that his regiment was able to hold back the confederate charge. This comment further depresses Henry but he still tries to console himself by holding on to the belief that all he did was preserve himself. Shortly following that event Henry came across a group of wounded soldiers and decided to sneak into their line as an injured.
He comes in contact with a proud soldier who talks about the courage of the soldiers in the army despite the injuries that he received which includes a bloody head and a broken arm.The wounded soldier goes on to ask Henry what kind of injuries has he acquired in battle; Henry frightened by the question hurries away toward the from of the line. Surprisingly Henry finds Jim Conklin in the line badly injured from the first battle that he endured. Henry finds out that Jim Conklin had been shot twice in the side and decides to take care of him, but shortyle after Jim runs away from the line and dies. Angered by the death of Jim, Henry decides that he is ready to go into battle. The other wounded soldier with the bloody head and broken arm continues to follow Henry around and what injuries had he received until an irritated Henry leaves the soldier in the forest to die. Henry then sees a regiment of union soldiers retreating and tries to stop them to find out the details of the battle but one of the soldiers hit Henry on the head causing him to have a bloody gash on his forehead.
A little later Henry is reunited with his.