People do not have to go to combat or war to be a hero to the world. Anybody can be a hero even if only one person believes in them. People do not need capes or superpowers, they can be a hero by being selfless, brave, and courageous. Desmond Doss, a hero in many ways, but one way that stands out the most is that he is selfless. For an example, he ran in to the battlefield to risk his life to save the soldiers.
Henry holds a great significance concerning the lives of all of his men. He does not discriminate against them and believes that they all should hold certain privileges. When you’re a king of thousands of soldiers, it’s effortless to forget what a single life is worth. Henry never forgets that importance. Henry states “If we are mark'd to die, we are enough to do our country loss… I pray thee, wish not one man more… I would not lose so great an honor as one man more”.
Beowulf was one such character; although, his phenomenal achievements were for his own glory. Beowulf was self-serving; therefore, arrogance was his downfall in the end, because he didn 't have to slay the dragon. He did choose to slay the dragon; thus ending his life. One trait of a perfect hero is a person who will do anything for his city. Beowulf was the person who would take up for people that could not fend for themselves.
A hero can be described as someone who selflessly protects with the reward being self-gratification for the work done. Even though the Punisher is prone to violence, but only to certain individuals whom he targets he is not a threat to society. These targets are criminals, not once has the Punisher hurt an innocent person. In fact, there have been many occasions where the Punisher saved innocent lives. He has given to his community the gift of safety, without asking for nothing in return.
“What worried him the most...wasn’t that it was too late...what really ate his insides, was the fear that it wasn’t too late.” (Sachar 146). In my opinion, these lines were the most memorable in the book. They have reminded me the true meaning of friendship and how much a person can care about somebody else. I put these words into my own life thinking about how I would feel if my best friend went missing and I had no way of getting ahold of them to know if they were okay. It warmed my heart reading about how Stanley’s relationship with Zero was so strong that he risks his own life by hijacking Mr. Sir’s truck and briskly setting off to find Zero.
Dr. King displayed great courage and temperance in his fight for a better life, not only for his family but, for all people who suffered discrimination because of the color of their skin. Dr. King’s campaign was a non-violent movement on his part even though his adversary’s acts were not. His persistence, and peace marches along with his inspiring speeches, ultimately produced an awareness that although still not perfect continues on today. Unfortunately, Dr. King was murdered because someone else could not practice a “mean” of their
He would have never left his country if he was not compelled to do so on the behalf of their relationship to show he is loyal till the end. According to “Hrothgar’s Sermon”, “Beowulf, my friend, your fame has gone far and wide, you are known everywhere” (McArthur). Beowulf's reasoning for coming to the land is not fame, he came to keep his father's promise, and that is what every heroic leader should do. Knowing you have a loyal leader gives you more courage to do what they believe is the right choice. According to Loughman, “His comrades willingly go with him because of their confidence in his ability to lead them and to achieve their objectives” (Loughman).
Northup loved his family, therefore it would seem reasonable to assume he would do anything in his power to get back to them, including risking his safety trying to escape. When Northup was kidnapped, he was forced onto a ship with a couple other slaves, some being Robert and Arthur. “Who could be relied upon, and who could not, the proper time and manner of the attack, were all talked over and over again.” (Northup, 69) Northup was serious about this plan, he and his friends planned out the whole thing from start to finish. He was determined to get out, no matter how difficult. Slaves were said to have, “…No initiative, and offered no resistance to slavery” (Elkins, 2), but Northup wasn’t giving up yet, unlike the other slaves on the ship.
My definition of a hero is accurate because of how people become heroes, the positive impact they have on people, and my hero’s effect on my life. While not all heroes are famous for their acts, they deserve to be acknowledged by those who look up to them. As Mother Teresa once said, “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” While she will never know how she has influenced me, I hope that she died peacefully with the knowledge that she was a hero to those that she helped, and even those she never
"I say we make our deaths count for something" ( Evans 287) . Not only was this impervious group of friends loyal to each other, but to their beliefs too. Even if they did not live to see the glory and celebration of their win, they could die happy, as it was understood that what they fought for was
Sir Gawain’s determination to stick to his word redeemed himself in front of the lord, otherwise it never would have happened. Even when Gawain returns to the Round Table, he passes on the word of his fault and becomes a symbol for all his comrades. Because of Sir Gawain’s mistakes, the knights learned to not fall on the path he had