When Churchill went into the House of Commons he said “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat” verify his devotion and hard work (Commire, Klezmer 251). The fact that Winston Churchill overcame a difficult childhood and helped shape the world proves his greatness. Though both Henry the V and Winston Churchill were great men, Churchill was a greater man. The killing of prisoners by Henry the V was unnecessary and cruel. Granted that the killing of prisoner at times is necessary, and some deaths aren’t his fault such as “the 12,000[elderly]”that belonged to the enemy (Commire, Klezmer 611).
He also risks his life to save Megara from death. In the myth, he also performs labors defeating many monsters, but he does not do them to save anyone. He does them to console himself over his own guilt. In American culture, heroism is valued because everyone wants to have their knight in shining armor. In Greek culture, it may not have been as important because heroism is not as prominent in the myth.
Kiowa indirectly sets himself up as a very well rounded, gentleman numerous times in this book by what he says and thinks. For example, While everyone else harassed the inexperienced soldier Tim O’Brien for not shaking the dead Vietnamese man’s hand, Kiowa consoled him by saying, “‘You did a good thing today...That shaking hands crap, it isn’t decent.’” (215). It was rare to find characters in this very gruesome and distasteful war story that were as compassionate and kind as Kiowa was and that is why I easily
(5 pts.) Major Rawls doesn’t know Owen as well as John or Hester but yet he still thinks that everything he does is too great for the world. It’s ironic because Major Rawls wasn’t a very good person yet him saying that says something amazing about Owen (611). The following is a couplet from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once.” It appears more than once in these pages. (6 pts.)
Yossarian has some principles that do not seem as the most common ones to be thinking about when fighting a war. He is the type of person that would do anything just to maintain himself alive. Yossarian is not considered to be your typical hero that saves everyone because it is the right thing to do. He is just trying to maintain himself alive by as he says “survive the war” and get through it with the least casualties. In order to do this, he is classified as a paranoid person because he thinks everyone is trying to kill him.
On the other hand, you have David Coke. An overall exceptional guy who even though was set on the fact he would die in war "‘It’s absolutely hopeless," (First Encounter with a bandit, 43), was still brave enough to fight. Roald Dahl encounters Miss Trefusis and David Coke at different times and has different ideas on who they are as people. They were different, except for one thing, Roald had said this about Miss Trefusis. "I felt she would come to my rescue at any time" (The Voyage Out, 83) to Roald Miss Trefusis was dependable, he had told us how he believed she would rescue him.
It is widely stated that veterans are heroes for what they have done. War is nearly never necessary, and killing for whatever cause should not be considered positive. While it is true that veterans have defended our country, most wars in which our country partook were for our country’s gain, and not a defense of our country, but instead an expansion of its resources and land. Our country and its soldiers have taken unnecessary and harsh actions during wars. Enduring the suffering brought about by war takes courage and perseverance, but does it show heroism?
He underestimated the enemies’ untiring perseverance to win the war. The enemy did not show any breaking point, no matter how many losses they incurred in every battle, they kept on filling up replacements to make up losses. Westmoreland seemed to be on a treadmill, fighting an unending war. On the other side, Westmoreland asked for more troops but got only a fraction of that figure. At the time he stated openly that he was pleased with the approval for his request but in reality, he was very
It was a sad moment, Mike had just lost his Grandpa Zachary on his father 's side of Family. Prior, to his death he had heard of the off all his wild, crazy adventures . His was Grandpa was very astute and could face through many challenges like the time he had hike with his younger brother even though he wasn 't good at it at all but, they had won by both working industriously and putting their brains together.His Grandpa had also told him that he was vulnerable at first but after time to time he had become a great man out there ready to face the dangers of the world. Furthermore, into his times he been such an authentic man and never lied to anyone, he had also been so impartial with everyone and made sure nobody felt he was unfair. Nevertheless, one thing Mike liked about his Grandpa the best, was that he had great delicacy for food, so whenever Mike was starving his Grandpa would serve up some his delicious Spaghetti and Meatballs, Zach would just devour it up.
Also in the story it's said that Robert F.Kennedy described Cesar Chavez as “one of the heroic figures of our time.”That is one way proving that Cesar was better than Mandela. Also his various victories for Unions.Chavez legacy was to help anyone achieve their struggle. Cesar also influenced and inspired millions of Americans from their struggle of life.Mandela was a successful leader to but the story isn’t that convincing. Even though Nelson Mandela did help a lot of his people he wasn't quite having problems about laboring and his people dieing just because they didn't have good conditions to work in the field , like Cesar had to go through that . Although Nelson Mandela had to go through people being racist because of skin color or religion or just because they were different , yet many people were feeling bad and were hurt because they had feelings.