Matty's Character Analysis

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“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost”(Ashe). A real hero has the will to help others and make the world a better place. Almost anyone can achieve this feat without tears of frustration. Many heroes put aside their selfishness to do some good in this world we live in. Normal people can be extraordinary if they never give up, instead, being considerate, brave and determined enough that they leave a mark on others. Firstly, everyday heroes are always considerate of others and never act selfish. In the novel Messenger, the protagonist, Matty sacrifices his own life for the well being of others. When everybody was going to die, Matty,” Gave himself to it willingly” and traded his life for the life of others (Lowry 140). This was a heroic decision, because Matty acted selflessly and gave up his life instead of being inconsiderate. Therefore, Matty is considered a hero among the villagers and earned his true name, “healer”. So, a true hero is one who is devoted to helping their people and is not neglectful. If people make the effort, they will be remembered by all.…show more content…
One should never be fearful. In The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, by Henry Longfellow, Paul Revere rides through the night to warn people that the british are going to attack. When he saw the british ships,”through the night rode Paul Revere...went his cry of alarm….every middlesex village and farm”(119). By doing this, Paul Revere proved himself to be a patriotic person, not a treacherous one. Since he warned the colonists about the british all in one night, Revere is considered to be a really adjustable person. Through the midnight ride, he wasn’t doubtful about his situation at all. One can see that these key characteristics show that a ture hero is ready to accept any change that comes their

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