Little Rock Nine Research Paper

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Little Rock Nine is known as an Epic event. An Epic event consists, of an outstanding hero, have Epic traits, the setting is vast, the actions are of great valor, have supernatural forces and determines the future of the people. Little Rock Nine were nine African Americans who opposed racial segregation in public schools by attending all white schools. The group consisted of Melba Pattillo, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls, Jefferson Thomas, Gloria Ray, and Thelma Mothershed. The students attended school on the second day of school, but the governor of Arkansas sent police to block the entrance of the school. After many delays, the group could continue schooling and dealt with physical and verbal…show more content…
Little Rock’s Nine biggest supernatural force was racism. Every day the students were faced with violence, people would throw stones at them, sometimes white students would knock them out. Police officers from Arkansas who acted as escorts would do little to protect the nine students against angry mobs. As well Little Rock Nine had good forces, as Elizabeth sat on a bench surrounded by white mobs, an educator reporter who told her “Don’t let them see you cry” (Fitzgerald 13) and a white woman who screamed at the crowd to “leave the child alone and stop tormenting her” (Fitzgerald 13) sat at each side of Elizabeth to offer her comfort and protection. Similarly, an epic event has villains. Little Rock Nine was primarily brimming with villains; Governor Faubus made it a personal problem when he sent the National Guardsmen to block the entrance of the school. Elizabeth remembers she tried to squeeze past him, but they raised their rifles. The white students yelled racist remarks. Many white people believed “black children had no right to attend Central High” (Walker 9). Melba; a second black student, remembers getting chased by an angry white mob. Her mother “handed her the car keys and told her to leave without her if she had to” (Walker
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