Many people think that because Stephen Crane wasn’t alive during the Civil War the Red Badge of Courage is voided as a war novel. I am thinking of sides, and haven’t decided. To help me ( and many others) think about it, here are song points.
-Fiction knows no time (it doesn’t matter when he lived)
-The book is gruesome enough
-it is possible there would be no difference in the book, even if he was in the war.
-Starships were meant to fly
-The Author probably did his homework and knew what war was all about.
And these are a few reasons why I say the book should keep its current standing as a war novel in the American Library. Feel free to criticize me or add to my list in the comments.