The pyschological results of war, using "Catch-22 by" Joseph Heller, and "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane as examples from literature.

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In the course of human events there have been countless instances of conflict between people. Everything from fighting brothers, combating nations or in some cases a nation divided against itself. These conflicts often result in armed combat, battles on fields of grass, the streets of a city, or desert sand. For countless generations young men and now young women have taken to arms and put their lives on the line for the problems of their …

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…actions in the closing chapters are completely uncharacteristic of his previous self-shown in the opening of the novel. War is something that tries all parts of the human body, the soul, the body, and the mind. The mind is heavily effected by the traumas of war, and in most cases, remains that way for the rest of the person's natural life. As General William Tecumseh Sherman, of American Civil War fame said, "War is Hell".