Rick Thoreton Hero

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Have you ever thought about what makes a hero a hero? Usually pictured as strong, muscular men in tights, heroes are not that at all.. Women or tiny, scrawny people can be heroes. Fighting crime like policemen is not what heroes are limited to; they are much more. Heroism is ordinary people doing extraordinary actions, people who follow their hearts in order to do good, but they are not always popular. Even if it means losing theirs, heroes will perform almost anything to save innocent beings. For example, my great grandma saw a drunk driver operating the car towards her daughter, so she jumped in front of the car to save my grandma’s life. My great-grandmother’s actions are the reason I am alive today Since my great grandmother jumped in…show more content…
One hero is Rick Thorton, a man who is a captain of a boat on Staten Island, New York. When the petrifying event of 9/11 happened, Rick filled his boat and others with as many people as possible and drove them to safety, and he kept coming back because he couldn’t leave the people still stuck on the islands to die. Mr. Thorton is a hero because he acted upon what he thought was the right thing to do for the people. A different historical hero is Mr. Abraham Lincoln. “But the cause he so ardently loved, so ably, patiently, faithfully represented and defended - not for himself only, not for us only, but for all people in all their coming generations…” This quote is showing how Mr. Lincoln was a hero because he followed his morals by helping others and coming generations before him. While heroes are inspiring people, they are not always famous, but average people who do simple…show more content…
A personal hero in my life is my Grandpa named Frank Haraksin. One day my family went to my grandparent’s house to swim and eat dinner. Blaise, my eight year old brother, was five at the time, he jumped into the pool without his “floaties,” not knowing how to swim. Frank jumped into the pool as Blaise was sinking slowly. Mr. Haraksin is a hero because he saved Blaise’s life. A different hero is Frederick Douglass, a former slave followed his heart and mind to do what he did for the country. “I felt myself a slave, and the idea of speaking to white people weighed me down.” This quote is an example of Douglas doing a simple act of speaking to white people. Proving that one does not need to be well known in the world, Douglas and Frank showed true acts of heroism by doing the simplest
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