Respond to each of the following promp kots. Both responses should
contain approximately 75-150 words.
A. In what ways does “Editha” exemplify or embody Howells’s ideas of realism?
B. What is the significance of the fact that Henry’s “red badge of courage” comes not from being wounded in battle but from being assaulted after deserting his regiment?
C. Stephen Crane never fought in the Civil War, yet Red Badge of
Courage is considered the most realistic literary depiction of the
Civil War to this day. What are your thoughts on this? Does this
speak to the nature of Realism? Would you consider this realistic?