By the end of the novel, does Henry successfully become an adult?
At the beginning of the book Henry Fleming is naive about war and most other things, and fears being exposed as a coward worse than anything else. This is made even worse when he flees with his regiment. After suffering a head wound, though, Henry changes. He is no longer crippled by the fear of cowardice, and becomes self-confident. He becomes, as one scholar has observed, "a veteran." He even displays extraordinary bravery and leadership, saving his...
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