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Henry Fleming : Flee or Flight?

Summary: Explores characters and themes from The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane. Focuses on Henry's decision to stay in battle or to flee. Speaks of how, throughout the whole novel he contemplates running, and eventually does. Explores the consequences of that decision.
Eddie Rickenbacker, a World War I pilot of a fighter jet once said, "Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." Rickenbacker's quote is very true in similarity to Henry Fleming, the protagonist of the novel, The Red Badge of Courage, written by Stephen Crane. Henry strives to be a hero when he first decides to enlist in the army during the war. The basis of his decision to be a soldier is so that he can be like the heroic men he hears and reads about who go into battle and are wounded or have died by fighting courageously in battle. Once he lives as a soldier, he finds out that it is not as easy as it had looked to him when he had first decided to enlist. Henry spent many worry filled and fearful...

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