The Red Badge of Courage

Before Crane, Most warnovels foucsed on the heroism of generals and other leaders. why does crane foucs on the common soldiers? does he portray common soldires in a heroic manner? explain.

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Crane meant to portray these soldiers with a realism seldom seen in war novels. These were not fighting machines rather than scared boys and weary men. Many boys or young men were virgins with rifles embarking on a trip through Hell.