The Man In The Red Bandana Analysis

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Norman Schwarzkopf once said, “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” When an ordinary person sacrifices something to save another, they go through mental obstacles. The ordinary people who help others are considered heroes, and they persevere through those challenges with bravery and courage. Heroism is being selfless and saving others in times of desperation, meaning that these heroes will not run away from obstacles, but will push through them. In times of desperation and peril, heroes will not hesitate to jump into action to save others. For example, a man named Welles Crowther, known to many as “The Man In the Red Bandana,” who was one of the many people who were…show more content…
This could be related to Frederick Douglass, who fought for the rights of African American slaves after he became free himself. Despite the fact that he “was again seized with a feeling great insecurity and loneliness” (SB pg. 71) he still managed to attend an anti-slavery meeting with others and then he “felt a degree of freedom” after a while of feeling oppressed in the North and as a slave in the South. After that he “had been engaged in a pleading the cause of my brethren-with success, and with what devotion” (SB pg. 72). Douglass wished to help emancipate his fellow slaves after he found out about the anti-slavery campaign, including the newspaper called the Liberator, and after that moment he made it his duty to carry the plan to help the enslaved African Americans. Similarly Abraham Lincoln also fought for the freedom of slaves during the same time that Douglass did, but he mainly fought to keep the United States together when the South wanted to segregate from the Union and become the Confederates. Instead of giving up and letting the South segregate itself from the country, Lincoln fought to keep the country together through a long strand of battles that were losses until they finally had a victory. Phineas D. Gurley’s funeral sermon for Lincoln had said: “He is dead; but the cause he so ardently loved, so ably,…show more content…
It is important to have people such as this example of heroes with us because, if we did not, there would so many more deaths in the world than there in present times. These kinds of heroes keep loved ones of many families safe and unharmed from danger. They provide a safety blanket to many, they are the reason that most can live so peacefully and walk this earth without a multitude of
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