“He had to leap, and by his death the others would live.” In the compelling fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go and save him, that he would lay his own life on the line. Along with courage this book presents you with lessons about friendship, prejudice, war, courage, strength, hope and perseverance.
Atticus Finch is an archetype of personal bravery and his bravery is demonstrated again and again throughout the novel. Atticus not only takes Tom Robinson's case, he defends him vehemently setting himself against the prevailing attitudes and customs of Maycomb. Mrs. Dubouse criticizes him when she said, “Atticus is a Niger lover!” (Lee 100). Atticus stands up to his neighbors' racism, knowing that in doing so, he is exposing himself and his family to difficult times. Atticus knows he is right: he defends an innocent man.
Ridiculous? Courageous? The Light Brigade of six hundred men with horses and swords charge into a war zone surrounded by cannons and weapons. In Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem and Richard Caton Woodville Jr.’s illustration, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” the author and illustrator both have opposed perspectives. The author uses imagery, diction, and tone to express his respect towards the 600 soldiers who courageously charged towards battle.
General Van Dorn came up with a plan to attack the Union soldiers by marching around the Unions location and attacking rear sides. This battle was an attempt to take a strong defensive position for the confederates that would leave the Confederate army with a strong position through Arkansas and Missouri. Next, the battle began on March 6, 1862 when confederate forces marched their troops around the Union’s base. While the Confederate soldiers were marching around the Union base there were Union scouts that
Mr. Morrison risked his life for the Logan family. When Mr. Morrison was stopping the Wallaces by hurting them, they got very mad. The Wallaces wanted to kill him. Mama told Mr. Morrison that he should probably leave because they are after him. Mr. Morrison decided to stay because the Logan kids were like his children and he wanted to protect them.
Riggs displayed the kind of courage it takes to be a hero. When Aunt May says, “there’s a hero in all of us”, this is what she is talking about. Facing the hardest situation of your life, thats when you have to muster up the courage and strength to over come the fear of failing and letting the persons or people you care most about down. His niece will forever remember that day and see him as a “real hero”, and thats what the world needs more
“The Charge of the Light Brigade” by the English poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson recounts the Battle of Balaclava between the British and the Russian Empire, which took place during the Crimean War. The poem deals with the honour of dying while serving ones’ country, and the mismanagement of the British Government. Lord Tennyson’s assignment as Poet Laureate was to write patriotic poems celebrating and dealing with Britain. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” introduces and honours the values of duty, valour and obedience of the British Victorian society. The first stanza opens in the middle of a battle with “Charge for the guns!” and where it takes place.
Unlike people who only care about themselves surviving in the war, the shoemaker risks his own life to be with Klaus, as an extremely brave man who puts others before him. As he accompanies the refugee group, the shoemaker gives people advice, such as telling Joana, “You must preserve yourself in order to help others.” (111) Instead of being selfish and worrying about himself, the shoemaker helps other people withstand the war by giving them guidance. Therefore, bravery is shown through the shoemaker, since he thinks about others and assists them. Wisdom and selflessness demonstrated by the shoemaker play a substantial role within the refugee group, as he helps people cope with the
In the The Crucible, John Proctor’s motivation shifts from fear to redemption, which causes him to be accused of witchcraft. In conclusion John is scared for his wife, doesnt want his reputation or name tarnished, and he doesn't want to die but wants to keep his dignity. Johns decision to not confess ultimately led to his death, if he chose to confess he would still be alive and with his kids and
For example, just by the way the character is called by, Colonel, which is a military position, the author says that he is a very strong character who will always follow the law and do what is right, no matter the painful outcomes it may bring or to whom it may bring them to. In conclusion, character development is seen greatly in this short story. It can be seen not just with the protagonist, but also with one of his uncles, the Colonel. To do this, the author used many elements, like for example, Sasha’s relationships with his uncles, his thoughts and actions, and even his history. The author also uses major direct and indirect characterization as mentioned.