And Contrast Frederick Douglass And Henry In The Red Badge Of Courage

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Courage could be fearlessly throwing oneself towards danger, however courage could be when someone overcomes their fears and becomes a better person in the process. Courage could also be when someone faces their fears thinking of the worst outcomes, but still knows that they should hold their ground. Frederick Douglass In the “The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass” and Henry in the Red Badge of Courage both showed courage. They both overcame their fears and did what was best for themselves and others. Henry and Frederick showed mental courage, physical courage, and emotional courage. Frederick built up mental courage throughout his lifetime. At first, Frederick stopped caring about everything and even himself because Mr. Covey took everything …show more content…

Frederick was worn out and exhausted of how Mr. Covey was treating him. “I resolved to fight; and, suiting my action to the resolution, I seized Covey hard by the throat; and as I did so, I rose” (Douglass 546). Frederick was brutally beaten by Mr. Covey and he was sick of being killed physically everyday. Frederick was tired of being treated like an animal, instead of a human being. Frederick declared his intention to stop being used by Mr. Covey. Frederick built up his courage to defeat Mr. Covey. For Frederick, it took everything that he had to fight Mr. Covey, and that takes courage. Henry in The Red Badge of Courage built up enough courage and physically fought for his freedom. Henry on the other hand was not beaten, but he had the courage to be in the war and fight for others freedom. In the second battle, Henry was the first one in line and had the courage to move towards his enemies knowing that he could get badly hurt. He had the courage to physically fight for his country. It takes physical courage to stand up and move towards your enemies. Henry and Frederick built up their courage to physically fight …show more content…

Frederick thought of others in his same situation and taught other slaves. He also fought for others rights and equality knowing that it could end badly. Instead of doing nothing, he gave other slaves a chance and gave them power against the slave owners. Henry also got emotionally involved to help others. He put his emotions aside and signed up to be in the war knowing that it was the right thing to do. During the Civil War, Henry wanted to support his nation and his warriors. Even though the battle was not easy for Henry, he kept in mind all the people he was ultimately benefiting. Henry put his feelings aside and fought with his fellow soldiers for their country. Henry and Frederick did not build up their emotional courage for themselves, but for others also. Getting where Frederick and Henry were was not simple, but they managed to do it. Henry and Frederick both threw themselves towards danger, overcame their fears, and became a better person in the process. Henry and Frederick set aside their emotions and acted in a way that was best for both them and other people. They built up courage to fight, to conquer, and to

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