The Red Badge Of Courage
By Stephan Crane
Beginning of the Book:
Henry goes down to the headquarters of town and signs up to go to war. He is hoping that he can come back with great things to tell his family and friends. He comes back and tells his mom about it and she doesn't really like the idea. This event is important because he is going on a great experience to create a heroic story and meet new people.
Middle of the Book:
The Union are traveling and see something in the woods so they go in. The Confederates end up attacking them unexpectedly. It may not have been a happy memory but it was one of his first big memories. This is important because it is a memory he made.
One of the wars they have, Henry runs away. He is really scared and doesn't think he can do it. This is important because he is doubting himself and is afraid of what he came to do.. fight.
End of the book:
The war is over and they had won. Henry then realized that he didn't need a great heroic story he had all of the great memories and the experience.