The trouble with Benedict Arnold was that he carried everything too far. As a boy, he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy.
In the end, where did all this extremism lead Arnold? To treason.
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