The Red Badge of Courage

what contrasting images are in the begining of chapter 8?

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There is the peaceful tranquility of nature and then the explosive charge and darkness of warfare. Check out the first paragraph of the book,

"The trees began softly to sing a hymn of twilight. The sun sank until slanted bronze rays struck the forest. There was a lull in the noises of insects as if they had bowed their beaks and were making a devotional pause. There was silence save for the chanted chorus of the trees.

Then, upon this stillness, there suddenly broke a tremendous clangor of sounds. A crimson roar came from the distance. "

the conrast imagesarhe peaceful ranuility of natthen the exposive chage of war. It is effete reader because they can see tht Henry cant away from the r