The Red Badge of Courage

Chapter 8: Crane writes about the wounded in more serious, reporter-like phrases. Why?

I do not know why. I assume it is because he is trying to emphasize the dangers of war.

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Crane is able to juxtapose the factual tone of the details with what we already know about Henry and his comrades. By doing this we can both objectively interpret the violence that is taking place together with our own emotional attachment with the characters in the book.