The Red Badge of Courage

why is henry's red badge of courage so ironic?

I need to know why his red badge of courage is so ironic. Please be sure to use quotes from the book.


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Henry's red badge is ironic because he did not receive his wound in battle, thus, it was not a badge of courage. In fact, his "wound" was actually aquired while running away from battle. 


The Red Badge of Courage