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The battlefield was detailed differently by various writers In Stephen CranesFictional work he presents his hero which is Henry Flemming as a child whowants to receive the red badge of courage in order to show his patriotism andmanhoodIn The Crater written by L Tracy Power is a factual work based on trueevidencesThe two readings are different because one is based on evidences which havehappened and the other is based on imagination and facts which did notnecessarily take placeIn Stephen Cranes work memories are at first evocated followed by an instantchange of situation when someone cried Here they come In this passage thebattlefield seems to be a place of torture rushing toward him as againstthe swirling battle phantoms which were chocking him stuffing their smoke robsdown his parched throat Starting on page 112 the individuality of eachwarrior is crucial Each warrior has a task to accomplishStephen Crane describes the ambience as chaotic making low toned noises withtheir mouths and these subdued cheers snarls imprecations prayers make awild barbaric song As explained by Mr Crane many bullets were wasted dueto the smoke and unclear atmosphere The battlefield seemed very unorganisedThe Crater is a reading about events which occurred in the past Strategy isfar more important than the military power in this reading The Crater has ofcourse many more details of how the battlefield was like since the people whotalks about it in this reading experienced it In this reading the soldiersknew when the battle would happen it was planned to happen in 10 days Landmines was used as a new kind of weapon Attacking troops were blown awayafter stepping on these minesLees army having a powerful land power filled with mines gave no othersolution to Grant but to attack from under He and his men digged a tunnel formore than a month and mined them from under After the explosion the Craterwas 125 ft long 50 ft wide 25 feet deepThe big explosions by Grants army
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