In my opinion, i think that this book was OK. I think that at the beginning the youth was being selfish and i think that if he joined them it was because he was going to fight and not run like a coward just like he did leaving the other soldiers to deal with the fight and then return just like that.Then i kind of liked that he finally went out there and fought like he was suppose to and showed that he wanted to help his army.
I'm not finished with the book yet, but from as far as I've gotten I think the youth is very selfish. I also think he is absolutely insane because he feels so guilty that he wishes he could change lives with one of the people who were killed in battle just so he could feel like he accomplished something. He could have avoided feeling that way by just not running from the war.
i dont like this book very much. its a little boring and hard to get into, but i guess it is interesting to see how certain people deal with being in war and the effects it can have on people. its just hard to understand in certain parts of the book.
I'm expecting a large influx of comments about _Red Badge_ between today and tomorrow. I'm hoping everyone is getting close to the end by now and I hope you are all having a great vacation!
The primary purpose of this post is to request that you spell check your posts or comments before submitting them. There is a button at the botttom that allows you to do so. I know this type of forum is a much more informal style of writing, and I actually like that about it. However, in some cases, spelling errors/ typos can affect people's ability to understand you. Also, this site is public- so we need to think about how we are presenting ourselves to the world.
So far the posts on this blog have been quite thought-provoking. I look forward to reading more of your impressions of _Red Badge_.
i just finished the book. it was interesting toward the middle and then it got very boring and kind of hard to understand toward the end. I couldn't believe he lied about getting hit in the head with the rifle. That was the most interesting part. I didn't enojoy the ending
The movie was much better than the book because it explained things better.
i thought the book was boring but i liked the movie. it was better than i thought it would be and i liked how they ended it and showed why obsession is a bad thing...Ahab got really mean towards the end and let the idea of killing Moby Dick take over his life and i'm glad he didnt end up killing the whale like he wanted to. and i'm glad ishmael lived because i liked him and i felt bad because all he wanted to do was be out at sea and see what it could be like and he ended up having to fight for his life, and then his friend died so that made it even worse for him.
We have a snow day tomorrow- yay!
When we get back on Tues, we will wrap up the movie. If anyone wants to bring snacks to share for the final day of viewing, feel free. (It is also Valentine's Day.)