Along with courage this book presents you with lessons about friendship, prejudice, war, courage, strength, hope and perseverance. Gregor and all of the other characters courage was the most inspiring part though. Everyone’s courage and perseverance throughout all of the deaths and hardships they faced during their quest, and how they kept their head high through all the hardships has taught me not only to give up, but to always believe in hope. I agree with this because if. When you hear the word courage you think of some great warrior about to take down the most treacherous
The way he saw fit to still help his fellow brother in arms was to make a more effective weapon that would work in all conditions. Along with the testing the Kalashnikov went through before it would get sent to troops. One thing that really caught my attention was he really did not get recognized for his efforts until much later, while the maker of the M16 was recognized almost immediately with little testing done on performance. Really makes you see the difference in culture.
Pulling a trigger will lead to fights that ended fast ,but only words can lead to fights that can be resolve. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 116). Atticus wants his children to understand that it doesn’t take courage to pull a trigger.
Another reason is that, in the story it said “She also had to admit that her thumb was weaker than a neck of a newborn chick.” This shows, she was working hard because her thumb was weak in the beginning, yet she ended up winning the competition and you can’t really win with a weak thumb so she obviously worked hard. All of this tells me, that the theme of marble champ is, hard work pays off in the
They might be afraid to show it but they will use it and it will show how great of a person they are. Education plays a big role in how someone goes about life, and if they have integrity or not. In Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus told Scout, “ You never really understood a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 39). Atticus showed Scout not only great empathy, but great parenting by teaching Scout something about the world. Atticus knows what it is like for people not the same as everyone else to get treated differently, so he is trying to teach Scout the right way.
“A hero is someone who steps up when everyone else backs down”. This quote is arguably true due to the definition of the word being “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities”. By this definition and quote a hero can be anyone who rise to the occasion when others are too fearful to do so. One thing that both the quote and definition share is that they mention or allude to the trait of courage. Although courage is a trait that everyone can possess what sets the heroes apart from the others is the amount or to what degree they possess the courage.
"Jem, I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." This insightful statement was told by Atticus Finch to his son, Jem Finch. Many people in Maycomb had to deal with racism, hatred, and discrimination because of their skin color or because of the court case. Most of them, if not all, showed true courage by standing up for what they believe in and keeping their heads up high.
When Atticus shoots the mad dog, Scout sees it as a tremendous act of bravery and applauds him, although he doesn’t see it the same way she does. Atticus displays a sense of courage elsewhere, and his judgment helped him put down the gun and accomplish acts of true bravery. Scout is hurt by the comments her community makes at Atticus because of his decisions, and doesn’t understand why Atticus doesn’t just drop the case. Her thinking shows that she doesn’t have a concept of the prejudice and racism in her town just yet. This displays that racism is a learned habit, taught by parents and teachers throughout their childhood.
As Nelson Mandela wisely said “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee centers around the Finch family and the lessons that both Jem and Scout Finch learn as their father defends a black man accused of rape. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see the idea of true courage reflected in Jem Finch’s journey. Harper Lee paints a picture of true courage as it is, and Jem Finch takes this lesson to heart as he sees examples of true courage in his life.
Although Bilbo did not necessarily have the same qualities that cause Beowulf to be considered a hero, he had his own special characteristics. He was brave, kind, and gentle. He proved himself a hero because of his thoughtfulness and consideration of others. Bilbo was a perfect example of a true hero. Through his actions he shows others it is possible to be brave but still kind, and fierce but still merciful.