I need to 'explore' the contrast between nature and war, beginning with this excerpt... "After a time the sound of musketry grew faint and the cannon boomed in the distance. The sun, suddenly apparent, blazed among the trees. The insects were making rhythmical noises. They seemed to be grinding their teeth in unison. A woodpecker stuck his imprudent head around the side of a tree. A bird flew on the light-hearted wind. Off was the rumble of death. It seemed now that Nature has no ears. "
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The noises we hear in nature are often ignored. We're so used to hearing them that we do not listen. In the novel, as the sounds of war diminish, the sounds of nature come alive. These are moments when our sense of hearing takes over. Nature keeps on, even in the face of death.
The Red Badge of Courage
thank you so much, I also need a more specific answer as to what he is suggesting by celebrating nature and the heroine of the novel. Just one sentence.