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Henry Becomes A Man In the book The Red Badge of Courage Henry changes in many ways as a soldier In the beginning of the story he is scared of battle and runs yet by the end of the book he is a true soldier Many important events shape Henrys evolution into a veteran soldier Many of Henrys own glorified notions of war are what make him so wary and unsure of himself A major turning point in the story is when Henry receives his head wound and lets everyone believe he was shot Another of Henrys major evolutions is when he goes into battle with the flag and finally knows what true bravery is Henrys evolution begins when he has glorious thoughts of war and romanticizes it This causes Henry to be unsure of himself from the start because he feels that war is glorious and he doesnt know if he can live up to his own stereotype of war Henry thinks about what his reaction to combat will be far too much He makes it so that he is worried about something that he can control All Henry has to do is decide ahead of time whether he is going to stay and fight or whether he will run Even if he cant make that decision he can always decide that he will just do what everyone else does which eventually turns into running Once Henry runs he has started to evolve because know he knows that he is scared and doesnt have to think about it anymore This is very important because with all the time Henry thinks about whether he will run or not he could be thinking about how is going to fight and stay alive Henrys next evolution occurs when he is running and gets hit by a fellow soldiers rifle This hit causes a bloody wound on Henrys head and this makes him feel like
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