Originally Posted by BlackBoxx
But it isn't stupid to say Kenny acted cowardly. He did. He makes up for it, and feels incredibly guilty over it, but he did respond with cowardice. He looked right at Lee and his face said he was afraid.
Even if it wasn't out of fear, Kenny still outright abandoned someone who needed his help. Kenny was the only one available able to help save Shawn, yet he didn't. It's a perfectly valid reason to hate Kenny.
In those circumstances, he wasn't a coward. You're basing it on what Lee did, which was brave. It would've been cowardly to run as soon as the zombies appeared. Seeing the trouble Shawn was in, and how close the zombies were to him, it would've been normal for Kenny to think that the guy was doomed anyway. Anyway... he could've just been trying to get Duck away from the zombies in case they got through the fence.