Red Badge of Courage MC111

Red Badge of Courage MC111 - II. Manhood A. Trial by Fire...

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Red Badge of Courage MC 111 Prof. C. Hunt Thesis: Red Badge of Courage is not only an accurate portrayal of war, but of man’s inner battles. Through Henry we are able to examine and define our own fears, acts of cowardice and courage. I. Introduction II. Battle III. Inner Struggle with Cowardice IV. Desertion V. Return to Regiment VI. Battle VII. Conclusion I. Courage A. Internal or External B. Flag rather than Wound is Henry’s outward symbol of courage
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Unformatted text preview: II. Manhood A. Trial by Fire (?) III. Self-Interest A. Self Preservation B. Loss of Self in extreme circumstances (battle: fight or flight) IV. Life v Death A. Nature V. Self-Knowledge Henry changes his view of courage as the novel progresses. In the beginning he imagines that his bravery will be a public display (with his shield or on it). Heroism v Courage...
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