Red Badge Of Courage

Red Badge Of Courage

In The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Henry Fleming, a recruit with the 304th regiment can be considered a ?hero?. But what exactly is a hero Well, this is how the American Heritage Dictionary defines ?hero?:
he?·ro (hir-o) n., pl. he?·roes.
A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life.
I define ?hero? as someone who has made a positive influence on someone?s life.
Stephen Crane defines ?hero? as someone who has overcome his fears. In all three definitions, Henry Fleming is a hero.

Under the American Heritage Dictionary, Henry was a person who was noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his life. Henry enlisted in the 304th regiment during the Civil War, who fought for the Union. So, Henry was a hero, who fought for his country and became one of the regiment?s best fighters.
Under my definition, Henry was a hero because he made a positive influence on Wilson?s life. Wilson was Henry?s loud, soldier friend who sympathized with Henry. Both being new recruits, they shared the harsh experiences of war and gained the reputation of being

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