The Red Badge of Courage

What "reality of war" was Henry learning from his army experiences?

A) Hurry up and wait. B) Winning the internal war of courage over "fear and shame" were requisites to facing battle in a real war. C) Uniforms were cool to wear, especially in a procession. D) Idealistic patriotism would be met with contempt. E) He was not alone in his self-wonderment about running

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This all depends on where in the book you are taking about. Henry's feelings about war undergoes profound changes as the story goes on. Initially Henry is tired of the "hurry up and wait" mentality of the generals. Later Paul struggles with "B" and, of course, "E" becomes prominent when he runs away in his first big battle.

this is in chapter one