Premium Content Self-Deception: An Analysis of Chapter Six in The Red Badge of Courage
By Anonymous - March 23, 2003
In chapter six of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, protagonist Henry Fleming flees from battle in a panic. When, in the next chapter, he hears that the remaining members of his regiment defeated the enemy without his assistance, he suddenly feels resentful. As is demonstrative of his self-deceiving ways, Henry avoids his latent feelings of…
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