“ Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.” - Ricky Martin. There is one thing that these three characters or people from short stories or real life have in common, they are all considered heros. Robin Emmons is a woman from North CArolina who has given up her career and her backyard to help people in need. “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is a short story about a little boy Doodle who has trouble doing everyday things and how he pushes through his fears. And Margot from the short story “All Summer in a Day” is about a group of children that have moved from Earth to Venus and have attempted to start a life there, and how the hero Margot is ostracized by her classmates. A hero is someone who fights for the greater good; Doodle, Margot and Robin Emmons are all heroes who put other peoples needs before their own.
Robin Emmons displays hero like qualities through her good actions. Robin grows many fresh fruits and vegetables in her yard to help her community. “ I decided to rip up my whole backyard and make it a garden for people in need (cnn.com).” She began with her small backyard and grew a few fruits and vegetables each week, but now it has grow to 9 acres of land. Robin gave up a part of her home to help others. Robin took the poverty and obesity