Examples Of Being Courageous

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My life would be very different with more courage. I believe that if I were to be more courageous I’d feel more confident. Just by choosing to act even if I might be scared I would most likely make a change. For example, standing up for someone who is being bullied. Even if the bully is probably twice my size and most likely hurt me easily. I think it would be good to just help someone in a situation like that. I know I would make a difference in their life and mine as well. To be courageous means to be scared yet choosing to act as proven in “Emmett Till”, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, and “To Kill a Mockingbird”; however, others may argue that being courageous is limited to standing up for what is right. In the informational article…show more content…
This quote shows how Sir Gawain was courageous because he was scared of what may happen, yet he stood tall and went through with it because of the promise he had made. Something very similar could be when a woman is standing up to a robber to protect their child. This shows courageousness because like most mothers would do, they would do anything to protect their own child despite how scared they may be. In the same fashion, another act of courageousness can be found on page 16 of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, it states “ Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful. Dill and I followed on his heels. Safely on our porch, panting and out of breath, we looked back.” Jem was dared by Dill to touch the Radley’s home. Even if it may look like something so childish, Jem was courageous to touch the house because he was scared of Boo Radley who lived in the house. Even though he was scared of who was in the house he was willing to go on with the dare. To put it differently, when I was younger my sibling had the idea to trim a small tree in our backyard. We liked the feeling of the scissors cutting the tree. We didn’t think it was bad, but apparently to my dad it was. Once my father had seen the mess outside, he questioned both of us who had the idea. I knew that if I did not reply to my father we would both be in big trouble. I also knew that if I snitched my brother would be mad. I was honestly scared, I had no idea what to do. I eventually said that it was my brother. I was courageous to speak the truth despite how scared I
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