Q: When does the youth see himself as a knight? How does this relate to the motif of dragons?
A: "Regarding it, he saw that it was fine, wild, and, in some ways, easy. He had been a tremendous figure, no doubt. By this struggle he had overcome obstacles which he had admitted to be mountains. They had fallen like paper peaks, and he was now what he called a hero. And he had not been aware of the process. He had slept and, awakening, found himself a knight." When Henry experiences some success in battle he begins to see himself as a knight. A knight slays dragons right? What is significant about how Henry overstates his success here? Does this remind you of his earlier notions of war? Remember, but a few pages later, he learns that the generals see him and his men as "mule drivers".