Thursday, October 12, 2006


All Over time peoples feelings about themselves and others will change. They can feel strong and indestructible one minute than something could change the way they feel. A certain event could change ones self confidence. The People will become different when they are exposed to a certain situation. They should also take a 180 degree turnaround and become a totally new person. In The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Cranes the main character who will change from a coward in the beginning to a stronger courageous character at the end of the novel. The boy’s name is Henry Fleming is a young naive boy. He is not much sure what to expect when he goes to war.
He will have a conversation with the other soldiers in his regiment. They might have think that some of the soldiers will run during a battle. Henry got a strange feeling that he may be the one to run when the time comes. He will decide to bring up the topic during a conversation with another soldier by saying “Think any of the boys will run?” But an another soldier responds “Oh there may be a few of them, but there’s them kind in every regiment, specially when they first goes under fire”. Then Henry is afraid now after hearing what the soldier had to say. So Henry is much confused about war. The regiment accepts Henry and they nuture him so he will be able to fight again. The situation has become critically as something has to happen that will change Henry’s future. He has skilled a lot up to this point. But in the battle field when they turn back and start firing and Henry lost his cool. He cannot go back to his regiment because they will not accept him back into the group.
When Henry first had gone to battle he is relieved when the rebels retreat. Henry showed many signs of pride and courage. People make the war seemed like its a good thing but really its not.

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