The Red Badge
Four main characters (and one-sentence description of each)
Henry Fleming (the youth) – Henry, the main character of the novel, was at first very excited to go to war joining the army against his mother?s wishes, but he finds war frightening and he becomes a coward to later become a hero.
Jim Conklin (the tall soldier) – Jim was a close friend that Henry had met in the army where he gets shot and is nursed by Henry.
Wilson (the loud soldier) – Wilson was a friend of Henry in the army who was at first loud and obnoxious but proves helpful when Henry became wounded.
Henry?s mother – She shows up at the beginning of the book and tells Henry that she does not want him joining the army, but wishes him luck when he does anyway.
Two minor characters (and one-sentence description of each)
Tattered soldier – He pestered Henry at the camp before they set off to fight.
Cheery soldier – He helped Henry back to camp after Henry fled.
Three main settings (and one sentence description of each)
The forest – All of the fighting occurs in the forest where Henry learns about fear and valor.
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