The Red Badge of Courage

In chapt. 5, Does Henry have much faith in his officers? Explain.

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I think that at the time of battle Henry loses faith in his commanders. Their behavior is erratic; it's not professional, and it is certainly not "military." One officer is barking orders while yet another stammers under the weight of his words. Another officer is pacing....... uncertainty? Nervousness? Repetitiveness is generally sparked by nerves, and generally, officers don't coax like a school mistress (I might take offense to that one!).


The Red Badge of Courage