Analysis Of Henry In The Red Badge Of Courage

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In The Red Badge of Courage, the reader follows a character known as the youth whose constant struggle both internally, trying to prove to himself that his fleeing from battle and overall cowardice is natural, and externally as he fights the United States worst war are both questioning whether Henry can truly call himself a man. Although Henry starts this story a full blown deserter, he drastically changes once he feels he belongs, becoming not only a great soldier who rallied men against a terrible foe, but indeed became all a man can be. As Henry enters his first battle he “thought he might very likely run”(Crane 30), which he had been arguing with himself about for the past few days. Ever since he was a kid, Henry had dreamed of the glory
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