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

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Henry continues to walk with the tattered man who by now is fading fast from his own wounds. Henry can't believe that he will see the specter of death so soon after Jim's death. The man talks about his children and how he knows that he will just drop down and die, not shake and quake like Jim had done. He warns Henry to take care of his wound because sometimes the inner ones that you don't see are the worst. Henry is still hiding the fact that he has not been wounded and tells the man that he doesn't want to talk about it anymore and tells the man goodbye. As he walks away, he looks back to see the tattered man walking aimlessly and talking to himself in a field.

Henry now wished he were dead. The simple questions from the tattered man...

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