John Henry In Freedom Summer Short Story

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Bravery is everywhere. Courage is happening in real life, stories, and even with animals. Boldness is shown in 2011 when an actress named Kate Winslet rescues Richard Branson's mother from a burning house. Another time Winslet showed boldness was when the Virgin Island were struck by lightning by Hurricane Irene. She went into a burning house, rescued children then rescued their mother, even though the house eventually burnt down. All in all, she still showed guts by rescuing a family and going into a burning house. Being brave happens naturally most times. Lastly, bravery could be learning to ride a bike without training wheels since you may fall and scrape yourself badly. In The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, Freedom Summer by Deborah…show more content…
They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be a fireman, and they love to swim. This story takes place in the South in 1964 which means Henry is not allowed to do everything that Joe is. Then a law is passed that allows everyone to use the pool. Joe and John are excited so they race to the town pool only to discover it takes more than a law to change people's hearts. In this short story, they show their courage. In Freedom Summer it says, "Daddy stirs his iced tea and says, ‘The town pool opens tomorrow to everybody under the sun, no matter what color.' ‘That's the new law,' Mamma tells me. She helps my plate with peas and says, ‘it's the way it's going to be now-Everybody together- lunch counters, restrooms, drinking fountains, too.' I wiggle in my chair like a doodlebug. ‘I got to be excused!' I shout, and I run into the kitchen to John Henry." Going to a town pool when the law has just been passed takes determination since the law might not change some…show more content…
‘Well, I need some help, Griphook, and you can give it to me.' The Goblin made a sign of encouragement but continued to frown at Harry as though he had never seen anything like him. ‘I need to break into a Gringotts vault.' Harry had not meant to say it so baldly; the words were forced from him as pain shot through his lightning scar and he saw, again, the outline of Hogwarts. He closed his mind firmly. He needed to deal with Griphook first. Ron and Hermione were staring at Harry as though he had gone mad. ‘Harry-' said Hermione, but she was cut off by Griphook. ‘Break into a Gringotts vault?' repeated the goblin, wincing a little as he shifted his position upon the bed. ‘It is impossible.' ‘No, it isn't,' Ron contradicted him. ‘It's been done.' ‘Yeah,' said Harry. ‘The same day I met you, Griphook. My birthday seven years ago." Breaking into Gringotts takes effort and
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