Heroes In The Odyssey

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“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb.” We often think of heroes as people, but heroes could be anyone, we just have to do something. Being a hero doesn't mean you have physical strength, but it means you have to be willing to put others before you. Heroes don't hesitate to take action, they overcome their fear and/or speak out for what they believe in, even if it means saving 1 or 2 lives. Heroes are people who aid others without any hesitation. In the Odyssey, Odysseus killed the cyclops right after witnessing the death of his comrades. Another example comes from a WW2 veteran by the name of John R. Fox. When fighting the Germans, he realized he was massively outnumbered so he called an air strike on himself. After the battle his body was recovered, along with with hundreds of dead germans. Not all heroes are people though, Cher Ami, a Homing pigeon saved over 500 men who were trapped by sending for reinforcements. She was shot in the chest, blinded in one eye, and lost a leg just to get to the headquarters. She received several medals, but died due to the severe wounds …show more content…

The famous story, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”, written by Ray Bradbury tells the story of Joby, a Drummer Boy who ran away from home being scared of the battle. Realizing he was an inspiration to the soldiers he faced his fears. Alek Scarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler stopped a terrorist on a french train. They noticed the gun was jammed so they took action by choking the terrorist and beating him unconscious. Spencer Stone was stabbed by a box cutter several times and Alek knocked him unconscious. Witold Pilecki, a WW2 Polish soldier was the only man in the war to willingly go to a concentration camp, Auschwitz, to gather proof that the german prisons were cruel. He was in there for over 3 years and successfully escaped. Unfortunately Pilecki was arrested and killed for multiple

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