The Red Badge of Courage

define irony? what ironydoes the youth see in his own action at the beginning of this chapter

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Irony: The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

Henry has fled from fled from battle. He encounters the wounded and reflects on his own cowardice. Many soldiers feel that Henry had fought when in fact, he had run away.