Honors English 2
September 12, 2014
The Development of Henry Fleming
The Red Badge of Courage, written by Stephen Crane, is a well-known novel that follows the transition of an inexperienced, selfish young man into a soldier of honor and bravery. Fear is not foreign to any man but some have more difficulty overcoming their sense of insecurity. The main character, the ‘youth’ or otherwise known as Henry Fleming, has trouble finding courage that will help him change from an ignorant boy to a knowledgeable man. His journey takes him on every up and down possible but in the end, he finds himself, the real person hiding behind all the talks of courage and thoughts of failure.
Everyone has a fantasy they would like to achieve and Henry is no exception. Henry has the naïve belief that being glorified after coming back from the ‘heroic’ battles of war is the ultimate goal. “He had, of course, dreamed of battles all his life―of vague and bloody conflicts that had thrilled him with their sweep and fire. In visions, he had seen himself in many struggles. He had imagined people secure in the shadow of his eagle-eyed prowess” (3). Henry quickly learns not everything is how it seems. He begins to become apprehensive that he will run when the first sign of battle. He questions his courage. Henry “would have like to have discovered another who suspected himself” (14), meaning that he wants the assurance that there are others that are afraid.
In the first battle, Henry doesn’t remember his fear of running that would prove him a coward. “Henry suddenly became not a man but a member, and forgot to look at a menacing fate. He felt that something of which he was a part―a regiment, an army, a cause, or a country― was in a crisis” (38). Here, Henry has a brief moment of bravery. As the enemy begin their second attack, Henry suddenly becomes anxious and runs from the battle. He is overwhelmed with shame and anger when he discovers that the brave...
...HENRYFLEMINGHenryFleming, an emotional and immature teenager who becomes an adult, over the course of just a few days. He was a naive and completely self-absorbed teenager who wants nothing more than a chance to show off and be thought of as a brave and daring man. He wanted to wear a uniform and carry a gun, to have girls "oohing" and "ahing" over him. Unfortunately, his manhood came at a steep price. The route he goes through forces him to recognize his own weaknesses and selfishness. It also makes him take a long hard look at his own choices of what bravery and loyalty truly are. Throughout the course of several battles, Henry discovers that he can rise above his own fears; he can be brave even at the possibility of his own death. As the text says, "There was the delirium that encounters despair and death, and is heedless and blind to the odds. It is a temporary but sublime absence of selfishness." (19.10). Henry learned that all men face and feel the same emotions, and that the world does not care what happens to HenryFleming or anyone else. This was both an awful but freeing sense of equality.
The gaining and expression of courage are Henry’s primary goals. At the same time they are his largest fears. At first, Henry had some very wonderful ideas about courage and war. He assumed that he will come home a hero, or not come home at...
...this is so, but what if the act was done out of fear? What if it was done because of an instinct? Would one still be considered a hero? These are a few of many questions that we can apply to the novel, Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. HenryFleming, the main character in the novel, undergoes some drastic mental and emotional changes throughout the book. He overcomes fears, and seems to be courageous, but has Henry really become a Hero? BeforeHenry enlisted into the Army, he thought that war was full of glory and glamour and was too naÃ¯ve to even think about the gruesome and grotesque part of war. When Henry informed his mother about his interest in enlisting in the Army, she gave him several reasons why he should stay there on the farm rather than go to war. After a lecture from his mother, Henry was selfish and still enlisted in the army thinking that when he came back from war, everyone would see him as a hero. As soon as he gets to their camp, he begins to doubt his courage. He begins to become very nervous and asks himself if he would run. This shows that Henry is very immature and never realized before that all the glory and glamour will not come easily without a long and tiring fight. During the first battle of the war, Henry does run and begins to think deeply about what he has done. He tries to convince himself that what he did was the "smart"...
... DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (POLI 211)
1. Critically assess the dependency theory’s explanation of the lack of development in less developed countries.
2. Critically discuss the different conceptions of development. Does the basic needs theory (which adheres to a broader conception of development) have what it takes to propel the LDCs todevelopment?
According to the Encarta Dictionary development is the process of changing and becoming larger, stronger or more impressive, successful or advanced, or of causing somebody or something to change in this way. In the light of this that Dennis Goulet defines development as liberation from poverty and from a stunted view of self.
The dependency theory prevailed in the 1960’s and came to reject the central assumptions of the modernization theory, which emphasizes that industrialization, the introduction to mass media and the diffusion of western ideas would transform traditional economies and societies. These impart would place poor countries on a path of development similar to that experience by western industrialized nations. Therefore the theory addresses the problem of poverty and economic underdevelopment throughout the world. Dependency theorists argue that dependence upon foreign aid impedes...
...Indicators of development
Economic development usually refers to the adoption of new technologies, transition from agriculture-based to industry-based economy, and general improvement in living standards (businessdictionary.com). In addition, economic development expands the availability of work and the ability of individuals to secure an income to support themselves and their families. Economic development includes industry, sustainable agriculture, as well as integration and full participation of global economy.
On the contrary, Mayhew (1997) refers to sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, not simply the use of resources at a rate at which could be maintained without diminishing future levels, but development which also takes social implications into account. In addition website borgenproject.org/5-examoples-sustainable-development highlights that sustainable development can be reduced to two key concepts: needs and limitations. The needs, of course, being those of the world’s poor, ‘the needy’. The limitations are those imposed by the state of technology and social organization or the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.
The term ‘indicators of development’ is also known as...
...developing adolescent that interconnects with a series of reciprocal systems. I can recall as a developing adolescent quickly maturing into adulthood, the many social, economic, external and internal influences that contributed to certain at-risk behaviors. These type of influences impacted me directly and indirectly. I was influenced by the several environments I was in, and I also contributed to influencing the environment around me. Attempting to exert control over uncontrollable circumstances only lead to desperate situations and weighty consequences. However, learning to accept my present circumstances, and how to appropriately respond to the hardship and temptations in life developed positive life changes.
Individual human development occurs within interconnected and embedded ecological systems (McWhirter et al, 2013). The ecological systems include the individual, the microsystem, the mesosystem, the exosystem, and macrosystem (McWhirter et al, 2013). The individual consists of genetic and biological factors, and personality characteristics (McWhirter et al, 2013). The microsystem consists of the people that the individual comes into direct contact with and who the individual interacts with (McWhirter et al, 2013). The mesosystem is the embedded interconnections between different microsystems and the impact of the interactions that take place (McWhirter et al, 2013). The exosystem consists of the interconnections between one or more settings that...
MADE BY: AMENAH.S.VAKIL
Leadership skills can be used anywhere where you are required to take the lead,
professionally socially, or at home with your family and friends. Leaders become leaders
because of their reliability, capability and because people want to follow them. Leaders are
those people who get things done because they want to; they take the lead in things and
make it easier for others. They usually are people who are collected, composed and can think
1. How did you realize it was your strength or weakness?
2. Examples from the past when you had a chance to apply your skill and realize it was a
strong or weak point.
I was always a leader in my class and I had to sort a lot of things out between my group of
friends. I'd never actually realized that I was a leader because my leadership qualities were
(not boasting here) instinctive, and came naturally to me. I became aware that I owned
leadership qualities when my friends told me that I'm good at being a leader and that I'm
always listening to what they've got to say… Leaders are required to have qualities such as
being good listeners, being open minded and accept that everyone has a right of having their
own point of view.
...Republic of the Philippines
Laguna State Polytechnic University
Los Banos, Laguna
CG 601 Personality Development
A Case Study of a Pathological Liar
A pathological liar lies compulsively and impulsively, almost without thinking about the consequences of his action. He/she lies regularly on a spontaneous basis even if he/she gains no benefit from it, or even if he/she traps into it. A pathological liar cannot control his impulse to lie and it is usually a self-defeating trait. These are people who tell lies when there is no clear benefit for them to do so. An individual who is not a pathological liar may lie to avoid punishment or ridicule. He or she may be less-than-truthful to avoid hurting someone else. When the problem of lying is at the point where the person is unable to control it, that person is considered to be a pathological liar.
Lying. Dissembling. Prevaricating. They are all different labels for versions of the same activity: deliberately misleading others and getting them to believe something that is not true, through words or actions. In some cases, lying can be compulsive and with no apparent reason for it. That’s what mental health professionals refer to as pathological lying or “Pseudologia fantastica.”
Understanding the Pathological Liar
Basically, a pathological liar is someone who tells lies habitually, chronically and compulsively. It has simply become a way of life for this person, to make up...
...Child Development: 9- to 12-Year-Olds
In late elementary and middle school your child experiences a period of tremendous intellectual, social-emotional, and physical change. School demands increase, friends become as important as family, and puberty begins to reshape her body. This is also a time when individual differences among children become more apparent.
Here are the stages you can expect you child to pass through during early adolescence:
uses tools, such as a hammer or small garden tools, fairly well
capable of fine hand and finger movements
draws with great detail
may persist with an activity until exhausted
interested in own strength; boys enjoy wrestling
memorizes and recites facts, but may not show deep understanding
reads to learn (rather than learning to read)
has a strong desire to complete tasks
keeps train of thought and will continue work even after interruptions
able to use a dictionary
very interested in mastering skills
critical thinking starting to emerge
beginning be aware of right and wrong (versus good and bad)
Social & Emotional Development
may experience wide mood swings
may be critical of self and others
may use physical complaints to avoid unpleasant tasks
often dislikes the opposite sex intensely
responsible; can be depended upon and trusted
puts great importance on fairness, in self and...