The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane:|
he had been compelled to leave a little protection
of stones and dirt to which he had devoted much
care and skill.
When the regiment was aligned in another
position each man's regard for his safety caused
another line of small intrenchments. They ate
their noon meal behind a third one. They were
moved from this one also. They were marched
from place to place with apparent aimlessness.
The youth had been taught that a man be-
came another thing in a battle. He saw his sal-
The Red Badge of Courage