Twain and Crane did not want their readers to dream about war and all the

Twain and crane did not want their readers to dream

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Twain and Crane did not want their readers to dream about war and all the pretty flowers their 1
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Waters loved ones were seeing in the fields. Instead they attempted to capture the harsh realities of war and how it affected the men who were fighting for freedom. In Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, he explains how “The youth joined the crowed and marched along it. The torn bodies expressed the awful machinery in which men had been entangled.” (Crane 50). A major component in stories, movies, television shows, and books, are the characters. Authors create their characters in so many different ways, and to posses unique qualities, so that the characters help develop the story. Another term for this is characterization, “the way a writer makes a person in a story, book, play, movie, or television show seem like a real person” (Definition of Characterization). An example of this in literature is when Crane writes the Red Badge of Courage he writes in first person, to show the reader what the youth are thinking “little pieces were wise enough to save themselves from the furry of death at such a time, why, then, where would be the army?” (Crane44). Characterization was a major role in the literature created during the Realism era. This allowed the authors to show the readers, the dark and gloomy portion of war, from a soldier’s perspective, or allowed the characters in the movies to be inspired by real soldiers, and therefore the movies were so close to reality, it made some readers sad to read the novels, that many authors had written. While
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