The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane:|
words upon his tongue were too bitter. He
presently began a long and intricate denunciation
of the commander of the forces.
"Mebbe, it wa'n't all his fault--not all to-
gether. He did th' best he knowed. It's our
luck t' git licked often," said his friend in a weary
tone. He was trudging along with stooped
shoulders and shifting eyes like a man who has
been caned and kicked.
"Well, don't we fight like the devil? Don't
we do all that men can?" demanded the youth
The Red Badge of Courage