, a coming-of-age tale set in an unnamed battle of the Civil War (most likely the Battle of Chancellorsville), is Stephen Crane's most famous novel.
Serialized in 1894 and published in 1895 when he was only 23, the novel is routinely named as one of the greatest war novels of all time although, interestingly enough, Crane had no personal military experience.
Henry is so immature that he attempts to make himself feel superior with these emotions of jealousy.
Henry wished the glory of earning a struggle but his lack of courage averted him from generating it.
He's young and immature, so he enlists for all your wrong reasons.
The only reason he joins the military is for the glory.
In Henry's first skirmish, he quickly shows himself to be a coward.
"He commenced to exaggerate the strength, the skill, and the valor of those who were arriving.
He amazing things if he's a hero or if he is merely a coward.
In the very beginning of the war, Henry worries fighting at the expense of his own life.