Yet under all the ranks and nobility, he is nothing more than a coward that can not accept the idea of his fate. When Hamlet is given the role of vigilante he "swears" that he is man enough for the job. However when Hamlet does not kill Claudius outright, he begins to lose his vigor. The prince suspiciously admits that he is "mad" and uses it as an excuse to keep prolonging the inevitable fate that he must face. By toppling over this hurdle, Hamlet tries to find reasons why he does not have the tenacity for revenge.
To begin, the Civil War's hardships compel Henry Fleming into a journey of self-discovery and draws out the courage deep down within his soul. As the novel opens, Henry, determined and anxious to fight in the war, fantasizes grand battles and heroic struggles for life and death; neither the Union cause nor the possibility of cowardice arise in his initial thoughts of battle. However, once he leaves home, Henry's visions of glory sink quickly as he becomes ... ... middle of paper ... ...ith bravery. Despite his outward appearance, Wilson is similarly insecure and fears fighting in the upcoming battle. He copes with his fright in a different manner than Henry.
He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color. Mr. King is very descriptive of his words and his meaning for them. He can really make the world change if everyone really did follow. King's reason for the speech is because he is trying to make a difference, he is a very good well taught speaker and he speaks with so much enthusiasm and nothing could really stop him from anything he's doing.His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination. He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color.
After the regiment retreats, the general recognizes both soldiers as extremely brave, and comment that they are fit to be generals themselves. This final action is what finalizes the movement from innocence to experience for Henry and Tom. They went into the war as little boys, and now they are moving on as men. They have both earned their red badges of courage, as well as the hero status they had dreamed of obtaining forever. In conclusion, The Red Badge of Courage is a great novel and I hope you will take the time to read it.
He was very honored and overwhelmed, but he knew that his father was counting on him to hold down the fort. There were times when curiosity got the best of him and just like any young boy he tried new things to see what would occur. He would receive old medals from his fathe... ... middle of paper ... ...a leader and through thick and thin regardless of the outcome a well founded leader will find ways to overcome even the worst of battles and come on top. This is a perfect example of great leadership. General Schwarzkopf stated “I shall always remain confident of the American’s people’s ability to rise to any challenge.” These famous words give us inspiration and makes us believe in ourselves, regardless of what type of path we decide to take, make the best of it, everyone’s role matters to someone down the line, so make the best choices and always come back stronger from downfalls.
Romanticism, 1st ed. Ed. Duncan Wu. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. 240-244.
As he is running, he rationalizes his decision by telling himself that the regiment was about to wiped out, when in fact the line held and victory was achieved. It is now apparent that Henry is also extremely afraid of being teased by his fellow soldiers. During this period, Henry goes through a major change. The next day he is boastful about his acts of “bravery” and ignores his acts of cowardice. On this second day of battle, Henry also enters his third and final stage.
He is motivated only by the idea of being immortalized among men and really holds no sense of right and wrong. Many times he justifies his coward ness by saying that the other men are not “wise enough to save themselves from the flurry of death.” And somehow restores his own self pride. He convinces himself every time that his lies are truth. But mid way through the novel Henry finally faces battle and the turning point of the novel occurs, because Henry fights, he no longer cares about himself but is part of the bigger picture he is a vital part of the “fighting machine”. As Henry forgets about the immature fantasies of a reputation he begins to earn one and quite a good one.
Henry has a character change that represents how all humans have general sense of fear of the unknown that must be overcome. In the first part of the novel, Henry is a youth that is very inexperienced. His motives were impure. He was a very selfish and self-serving character. He enters the war not for the basis of serving his country, but for the attainment of glory and prestige.
But Henry starts to wonder and to worry, what if he gets scared when faced with war, will he run and flee when the opportunity for battle finally arises. Will he be a coward? Henry starts to get worried cause it don’t look like anyone else is worried about fighting. Henry make a joke about running away, and the “Tall Soldier” simply replies, “I guess ill fight if everyone else dos, I’ll run if everyone does.” But after much anticipating they finally move out. Although this I what they were waiting for there is a lot of joking around going on.