The Red Badge of Courage

Do you get a sense of Crane's attitude toward his character Henry Fleming while reading? Does he respect Henry? Hate him? Mock him? Where do you see this?

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Crane isn't judgmental about Henry. We feel his courage and his cowardess as part of the makeup of a boy thrust into battle. Henry is a dynamic character who we see change from a scared and self-doubting boy to a more self-realized and courageous young man. Henry holding the flag at the end of the story charging ahead is an example of this change. I think Crane maintains a respect for his protagonist throughout the story.