In Robinsons letter to the president he addressed how the world just keeps saying be patient and then wouldn’t do anything, he called out the president on how he isn’t helping everyone, he is hurting everyone. (Robinson, letter) and (Wilson,web). Robinson’s impact on society portrayed his legacy as a great one and made people realize that he was a hero, but also that everyone can be a hero. Jackie Robinson truly has left an impact as the man who broke the color barrier. Withstanding all hate that was thrown at him and doing it while keeping a smile on his face and inspiring others.
Calvin Coolidge was a President who exemplified many important values; he is well-known for his honesty, integrity, rationality, self-discipline, and hard work. Throughout his life, he always remained true to himself and to these values, even when times were tough and it would have been easier to abandon them. This often times seems to be a rare occurrence amongst politicians, especially those who are prevalent in government today, but that is just a testament to the type of man, and President, that Coolidge was. While all of the values that were held by President Coolidge are incredibly important values for one to posses, I personally find that hard work is the most important of all of them. I believe this because nothing in this world is free; everything comes at a price and often times that price is the tireless dedication and hard work of those fighting to succeed.
Additionally, at a younger age, he signed a document that practically began the domino effect that initiated the French and Indian war. He loved his men, but at times felt superior. These are but a few examples of the complexity that Vickery was able to display in his book. In other words, Washington was most definitely ‘heroic’, nonetheless he had his flaws as all of Adam 's fallen progenies do. In spite of this, he was an earnest and genuine believer, who aimed to be a moral man.
Carnegie is one of the most heroic entrepreneurs for his generous effect on the communities he helped out. Andrew Carnegie was a hero in three areas of his life: unselfishness, concern for others, and his grittiness. The first area in which Andrew Carnegie was a hero was his unselfishness in a chart created by Joseph Frazier Wall one can clearly notice how much Carnegie gave out ($350,696,653). Also in Wall’s chart it demonstrates that “The Carnegie Corporation’s net assets in
He was full of contradictions - it is visible that it was often the case that his heart was fighting with his mind. I believe that we should remember that even “historical heroes” were still human beings who sometimes made mistakes - because no one is perfect and flawless. From the perspective of time it is very easy to judge someone and enumerate all those bad things they have done. We should keep balance and remember that good actions do not cross out all the bad behaviours and the other way round. Figures from the past are great examples to follow and their mistakes should be treated as a lesson for the next
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like” (Saint Augustine). True love comes from those who risk their own lives to do what is right and end the suffering of others. The hundreds of heroes during the Armenian Genocide show the love that rests only in the human race. Asa Kent Jennings is one of the most remembered heroes of the genocide.
In the epic The Odyssey the hero, Odysseus shows many traits but I think one of the best traits he shows is self-sacrifice. The first episode where Odysseys shows loyalty is the cyclops episode. He had put his life on the line very much in this episode. He did it gladly knowing he wasn’t putting his men’s lives on the line. He showed loyalty when he gave the cyclops the drink and when he chose the leading lamb to be under.
To start with, Pearson is undoubtedly a symbol of Canadian excellence, seeing as his efforts and impact were exceptional. At that time, the world was undergoing war, crisis and prejudice so it is impressive that Pearson was “one of the 20th century’s most untiring and effective workers in the cause of world peace.” (Baldwin 39). This impressiveness may also be due to the similar traits Pearson holds to Mackenzie King whom is a previous great leader. Though, Pearson had his tragic flaws such as ________ _________, which did lead to his resignation from office and defeat by Diefenbaker. Pearson was “a wonderful compromiser …he could bring together opposites” (Baldwin 31) which is what connects him and other great leaders together in leaving a great influence on their country.
In Crime and Punishment Raskolnikov, a rationalistic nihilist, once proud and haughtly, learnt humility and compassion through suffering and the love of Sonia. Never proud and haughtly like Raskolnikov, Sonia belonged to the ‘meek type’ of character, and was the symbol of crushed and suffering humanity. Raskolnikov imagined himself to be an extraordinary man, not to be governed by conventional rules of society and morality. According to Dostoyevsky, “there is no reason, but only reasoners; behind every rational formula there is a formulator; behind every generalization there is generalizer” (Dostoyevsky, quoted in The Encyclopedia Philosophy,
He always considers Kurtz right always. He is much obsessed with Kurtz, and he is among the Congolese who worships Kurtz. He also not seems to be well with the relationship between Kurtz and the African warrior woman. He disappears into the wilderness after taking some of the spare items from Marlow, the generous guy. (pg.