The Red Badge of Courage - Study Guide Chapter IX Summary & Analysis

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Henry continues to walk with the other wounded soldiers away from the tattered man who had been questioning him. He walks the walk of a man who is not injured, but he cannot arouse suspicion in those around him. In a way, he is envious of these men who have their wounds, their red badges of courage.

He meets up with Jim Conklin, who had been in his regiment. Jim has been mortally wounded but he insists on walking with the others. Finally, an officer tells Henry to move him off the road because an approaching battery will run him over, besides he only has a short time to live anyway.

Henry convinces Jim to walk into a nearby field and he agrees as if he finally sees some purpose to the day's events. Then Jim begins to run and suddenly stops as if he...

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