The Red Badge of Courage

Which theme does the red badge symbolize in these lines from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane?



At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way. He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage.



  • innocence

  • luck

  • battle

  • relief

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