How does the mood of the regiment contrast Harry's mood?
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This chapter of The Red Badge of Courage is dominated by Henry's mixed feelings about the upcoming battle. He goes back and forth in thoughts about himself and his fellow soldiers. One moment, he feels that he and they will both fight like brave heroes. The next, he is sure that he is not meant to be a soldier and neither are his companions. If they seem upbeat and happy, they are hiding a deep fear. This is the case with all of the novice soldiers like himself. They are largely virgins with rifles clueless of the hell they are about to enter.