Because Atticus is seeking justice by defending an African American man and that he shows his children to do the things they believe in, he can be considered a hero. Since African Americans are seen as inferior, Atticus does the unthinkable by helping him and sparking a movement in the racist community of Maycomb. Furthermore, Atticus
You can look at how when To Kill a Mockingbird first came out, America adored him. They found his one act of defending Tom Robinson to be so heroic that they put him on a godlike pedestal. The way they took to him so dearly shows how ignorant and blind they were to injustice on blacks many people in America. As time went on and people changed, however, they began to see the ways in which Atticus really wasn’t any sort of perfect man at all. Now nearly 50 years later, we are able to appreciate the truth about his flaws.
Douglass empathizes with other slaves, and their morbid conditions and lack of affection has made the community family, because of this Douglass is determined to devote his life to promote the abolitionist movement. When expressing gratitude towards being translated to the plantations in Baltimore, Douglas projects he is very true to himself when he recites, “I prefer to be true to myself, even at incurring the ridicule of others than to be false and incur my own abhorrence.” Pg.45 This justifies Douglas’ determination and desire to remove slavery which consumed him. It became an obsession, something he was going to put everything in his power to achieve. Through the use of diction and language he is expressing that he will never forgive himself if he doesn 't achieve his goal of promoting the abolitionist movement and setting all slaves free.By doing so Douglas emphasizes that freedom was a sacred thing for slaves. When speaking about his daily routine at Mr. Coveys, Douglass accepts, “At times I would rise up, a flash of energetic freedom would dart through my soul, accompanied with a faint beam of hope, that flickered for a moment, and then vanished.” Pg.73 Douglas uses language to emphasize what he felt towards freedom and how he felt about his life condition, which he questions on a daily basis with anger and remorse.
Sacrificing his life save other people’s lives made him a true hero. In addition, in White House Funeral Sermon for Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Phineas D. Gurley states, “Though our beloved President is slain, our beloved country is saved.” (Gurley 68). This quote means that even though the President was dead, he saved the country. Even though Lincoln was dead, his country was alive. Also, in Frederick Douglass, Robert Hayden writes, “this man, this Douglass, this former slave, this Negro beaten to his knees, exiled, visioning a world where none is lonely, none hunted, alien, this man superb in love and logic, this man shall be remembered.” (Hayden 70).
He reminded the people that the soldiers sacrificed their lives for the sake of our country, for our freedom. He reminded them of how this nation started, and that the soldiers died so we preserve and keep what our forefathers worked so hard for. His speech was to motivate the audience, and honor those who lost their lives. “The Inaugural Address”
In my opinion this was nothing compared to the next thing which is the death of Nat’s Master. After all of the talk about Nat’s freedom due to the fact that he was almost useless as a physical working slave, the old man died taking Nat’s freedom with him. The repercussions of Master Benjamins death proceeded to be the exchange of Nat now being property of Master Benjamins eldest son, Samuel Turner. Samuel much like his father was a very religious man. Samuel worked his slaves hard and used faith in the Lord to scare slaves into being obedient like most other Southerner’s.
Martin Luther King Jr acted in such a way that allowed the people he fought for get equal rights and opportunities as those oppressing them. He is looked upon as a hero by many people who followed the steps he took to become said hero. In Campbell, one of the seven archetypes which is hero he writes, “‘The hero is a protagonist or central character, whose primary purpose is to separate from the ordinary world and sacrifice himself for the service of the Journey at hand…’” (Campbell Page 1). This quote can apply to MLK and Antigone, Antigone sacrificed herself for her brothers after life. Martin Luther King Jr does not follow the steps laid out in Campbell’s article, because his life was not scripted but
Mr. Gatsby grew up as a poor man with another name. He was born James Gatz, but later changed his name to Jay Gatsby as part of his transformation into a member of the upper crust of society. In the book The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is a great man because he is a decorated World War I hero, he is always faithful to Daisy, and he takes the blame when Daisy runs over Ms. Wilson. One aspect that highlights the greatness of Mr. Gatsby is his sacrifice to
Do you know what a hero is? A hero is someone who does something significant to change someone's life.My hero is Martin Luther King J.R. He has solves racism for black people and has made some of the most inspirational speeches of all time. Martin Luther King J.R stopped racism for good by standing up for his kind. He also did not like getting treated like he was worthless so he knew he needed to do something.
Martin Luther King, Jr once had said,” I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great of a burden to bear.” You can say that MLK is one of the best known advocates to use unconditional love and nonviolence instead of bloodshed to deal with a conflict, and be successful with the manner. During his days he was one of the most loved and hated men for the things he did for trying to reach equality, yet throughout his time of living it's obvious that he fought for human rights and balance. Even though some people say he caused to many problems, in that day of society, MLK’s work helped us to have what we have today. Which would be equality and balance between the races.