Heroes In Barbara Fritchie's Short Story 'A Man'

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Heroes can be more than the ones on TV. Heroes can also be soldiers or people in our everyday lives. Heroes are determined by the challenges and their characteristic’s. Some characteristics of heroes are tenacity, courage, and patriotism.
To start off with, one characteristic of a hero is tenacity. In the story A Man Nina Cassian states, “he set himself to do everything with twice as much enthusiasm”. In this statement the author means he is inspired to work twice as hard and to do everything the best he can. Another example from the story A soldier home from losing his leg in Afghanistan is when Tristan Segers says, “I was truly cared for the rehabilitation was rigorous and I pushed it, building back my muscles and learning to use my prosthetic leg.” In this statement, Tristan Segers mean it was difficult for him to get use to the leg and to gain the muscle back.
In addition to tenacity another characteristic of a hero is courage. In the poem, Barbara Frietchie, John Whittier states, “she took up the flag and the men hauled down in her attic window she set the staff to show one heart was loyal.” In this statement, Barbara Fritchie means she wanted to show her loyalty to the country. In the story A soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan paragraph 8
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The poem Barbara Fritchie states, “she leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with royal will”, Barbara says, “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country’s flag.” In this instance Barbara Fritchie means you can shoot her but do not destroy the country’s flag. In the article A soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan the author states, “Segers was enjoying a promising career as a chef when the economic recession forced him to consider joining army.” This is an example of patriotism because he joined the army to fight for his country instead of pursuing his dreams to become a chef which shows his

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