Love Not Capes When I was 7 years old I went swimming at my aunt’s house. It was a hot summer day and I was ready to swim! Once we got there my family went inside to eat, but I stayed outside without them knowing so I could swim. I walked over to the pool when I suddenly slipped and fell in the water. I was not a strong swimmer, and without an inner tube to help me I was even worse. I could feel myself slipping into the darkness, when a large splash happened next to me and something grabbed me from the water. I looked up and saw my dad, a hero. In the novel The Hero, by Ron Woods, Jerry is a hero, because he was a good leader, courageous, and honest. Jerry is a hero because he is a leader. When the raft went loose and they …show more content…
“‘Lay down and hold on. Come on, now. Like this.’” (Woods 99) This shows Jerry is a good leader, because Jamie and Dennis did not know what to do when the raft went loose. But Jerry stayed calm and came up with a plan to help them for when they would go over the dams. Without Jerry and his quick thinking, they might have gone over and gotten hurt or killed. Because Jerry is a leader, he is a hero Jerry is a hero because he is courageous. Once Jerry falls off the raft he swims to shore and runs for help. “He turned around once when he was out of the white water and shouted, but no voice could penetrate the din behind us. He made some hand signals that I couldn’t understand, then turned and swam away, angling toward the west bank.” (Woods 104) This proves Jerry is courageous, because after being thrown off, he could have tried to get back on the Teller 2 raft, or gone into shock. But he swam against the current and ran for help. If Jerry had not done this they may have never been rescued from the raft. Because Jerry is courageous he is a hero. Jerry is a hero because he is honest. After Jamie speaks at the funeral, Jerry tells him
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A hero displays acts of courage, and he definitely did that. Going off to war, far away from home and your family is not something that just anyone is brave enough to do, but Chris Kyle was different. He was very brave and courageous. He was a sniper, meaning that he would sit for long periods of time by himself in a dangerous area all so that we could live in safety (“American Sniper”). That is a huge display of bravery and supporting reason that he is a hero.
Courageous people stand up against things that threaten them or people that they care about. An example of a courageous hero is Marine Corporal Kyle Carpenter, who dove on a grenade to protect another Marine. Similar to Kyle Carpenter, Johnny also obtains the heroic trait courageous. At the beginning of the story, Ponyboy describes Johnny as, “…a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times.” (Pg. 11)
In this essay ponyboy is the hero. As ponyboy is the hero in the book he runs into the church to save the kids from the burning church.another reason why he is the hero is because he was always there for johnny when he needed him the most. In the outsiders ponyboy is the hero of the whole story.ponyboy curtis is one of the most heroic person people should know. Ponyboy curtis rn into burning church to save little kids while his brothers/friends just sat in the car.
In the novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is a hero because he protected people he cared for and people who were strangers. He cared for everyone and he had great inner strength. Heroes are people who protect others and who care about people other than themselves. Heroes are kind, humble, brave, caring, and confident. “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength but by the size of his heart.”
Rick Grimes the Hero Someone who I think is a great hero is Rick Grimes, from the television show The Walking Dead. A hero is someone who embodies the characteristics of courage and strength, and they are able to overcome their challenges in order to defend their families, communities, and even the world. In my opinion, I think Rick embodies all these qualities and many more. He will do anything to protect this family, friends, and way of life. I think Rick is a great example of a hero in the contemporary media.
A hero is a person who would risk their lives and put themselves in danger to help anyone they can, and is a person who cares about more than themselves. Ponyboy was a hero for two things, Dallas for two as well and Darry for one reason. In “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy, Dally, and Darry are all heros for what they have all done. Ponyboy fits the definition of hero by saving the group of children in the burning church in windrixville without hesitation, “I started at a dead run for the Church,”(78). Ponyboy didn't even think about himself getting hurt, but to only save the children from the church.
I don 't think George Ellsworth from the article, "Act Of A Hero" is a hero considering that during the story he didn’t complete all the steps of the hero cycle. In the article he didn’t have a trial which is a set of challenges to test a leader or did he have a change in personality which is where the leader and the group worked together to escape. He also didn’t have a final challenge which, therefore classifies him as not a hero. Another reason he is not a hero in my perspective is when he got to the trapped children and made no attempt nor effort to try and save them, whereas he eagerly backed away from the children when he heard the sirens from the fire trucks and was relieved that "he was no longer forced to make a decision" which was
"Because this is the way things are meant to be. " That is the words he told people if they ask him a question. It is also the last words that he told his nephew before dying from two gun shot in the chest. My hero name is Uncle Press, he is from the Pendragon book series, written by D. J. Machale. This book series is about a group of people called travelers and how they save many different territory from their evil enemy Saint Dane.
It would be very difficult to make a decision in a split second with the weight of the world on your shoulders. For Chesley Sullenberger, this was reality mid-flight on January fifteenth of 2009, according to the text, “A Hudson River Hero”. He had to decide where to land his jetliner full of passengers after he began facing problems with the engines. The text, “What is Heroism”, states that there are many forms of heroism. For example, Sullenberger displayed his heroism through saving the lives of all of his passengers, risking his own reputation, and staying humble after receiving awards for his heroic flight landing.
People believed Johnny was a great young man different from the rest of the gang. However, some people may think Johnny is not a hero. Some people may not think Johnny is a hero because he ran into a burning building without thinking about himself. When Johnny saw the burning church he ran inside without hesitation, in the process he did not think about how he could be hurt or even killed.
Imagine if you lived in fear of getting jumped by the “nice” people every day. In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, this is a reality, an everyday lifestyle. Ponyboy Curtis and his brothers live in East Tulsa, and are part of a gang. They are constantly under attack from the west-siders, called Socs, who do it for the enjoyment of attacking someone.
In “The Outsiders,” by S.E. Hinton, Johnny Cade, becomes a hero by exchanging his life for others. Johnny wanted to live a good life, but when he killed a soc he became a murderer. So, he ran away to an old church. After a while the church caught on fire and kids were trapped inside.
In All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, one of the protagonists Werner Pfennig is introduced as a boy who has been recruited to be a part of the Wehrmacht. It was his responsibility to locate and destroy anti-German radio broadcasts during World War II. Werner came to be known through his actions, and though it was debatable whether or not these actions were heroic, Werner’s character can be seen as intrinsically good. As a child, he was told he would go on to do “something great,” and he certainly did.