What are three examples from The Red Badge of Courage that define Henry as a hero?
Early in Stephen Crane's novel, Henry Fleming is selfishly focused upon his own misgivings about war, his fears and desires. However, there is a development to Henry as he experiences warfare:
- In Chapter V, Henry achieves some honor as does abandon his self-focus and concerns of his own well-being. In the roar of battle, Henry fires his gun and becomes a soldier:
He suddenly lost concern for himself, and forgot to look at a menacing fate. He became not a man but a member..... He was welded into a common personality which was dominated by a single desire. For some moments he could not flee, no more than a little finger can commit a revolution from a hand.
- In Chapter XIII, after having run from his troop, Henry encounters other soldiers falling back from battle. In the confusion, he is struck by one soldier with the blunt end of his rifle. Then, when he returns to the camp of his regiment, Henry realizes that the men think that he has been in combat and wounded. Therefore, they...
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