A boy in his class, dashes over, to see that Jack was being bullied. The boy stands up to the bullies and attends to Jack for help, he is a hero. In To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a hero is someone who shows courage and determination. Additionally, heros are those who are willing to take risks in order to help others. This is especially true in This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp.
As Nelson Mandela wisely said “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee centers around the Finch family and the lessons that both Jem and Scout Finch learn as their father defends a black man accused of rape. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see the idea of true courage reflected in Jem Finch’s journey. Harper Lee paints a picture of true courage as it is, and Jem Finch takes this lesson to heart as he sees examples of true courage in his life.
We get jumped by the Socs.” A large part of the novel is devoted to Ponyboy’s escape. Through that time the main character of The Outsider is separated from his older brothers and he has to face many dangers which involve hand-to hand combat, fire knives and even guns. Right after being separated from his siblings Pony is attacked by one of the Socs who grabbed him and hold his head under the frigid water of a fountain, Ponyboy almost drowns, when he wakes up, he finds out that Johnny killed the boy who almost killed him. This death will lead to more violence between the gangs who will fight in order to defend the honor of their own. Without meaning to, the two young boys started initiating events, and worsen tensions.
In addition, Nelson Mandela is a positive person and this makes him a person that never give up. He stated “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again“ (Mandela), He believed that “It always seems impossible until it 's done” (Mandela). “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of
A good plot is always essential and plot twists keep the readers guessing and “in to” the book. After the news broke that Tom Robinson was accused of rape, a mob of white men, among them Mr. Cunningham (Walter’s Father), set out to the county jail to create their own justice. Atticus was there to try and stop them. Lucky for him, Scout, Jem, and Dill followed him. When the mob threatened Atticus, Scout leaped blindly out of the bushes and confronted the mob.
In Barbara Kingsolver’s work, The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price is a character which responds to injustice in some significant way. Out of all the other characters, Nathan is the one who responds the most to an act of injustice by going on a campaign halfway around the world to somehow repay his obligation to God. He plans to do this by spreading Christianity, or at least his version of Christianity, to the native people of the Congo. The whole reason for him doing this is that he believes being wounded and leaving battle right before the rest of his company dies is an act of injustice and feels as if though he should have died there with his men. Nathan feels like he is a failure and is guilty for not dying with his brothers on the battlefield.
Paul Revere’s Dep) This was a man who was only assigned to relay a warning to two men; he was not required to go above and beyond his duties and yet he did. Even with a gun pressed to his head, he still managed to stay calm, “I was not afraid.” (MSH. Paul Revere’s Dep) Even though Longfellow’s poem about Revere makes him out to be super heroic, whereas the true story has a little more grit, Revere should not be discarded; he was a man who fulfilled his duty and had a mark in
Heck Tate, the sheriff, was going to kill the dog, however, he was not as accurate as Atticus or “ One shot Finch” (Lee 128). He hesitated to take the weapon, but to protect the neighborhood, he killed the animal. The siblings were surprised due to the fact that Atticus could shoot a shotgun effortlessly. Jem considered this act at a gentlemanly gesture. He was so astonished and confused because his father kept his ‘talent’ hidden.
Martin Luther King Jr. knew what he stood for, could be controversial to some and he was willing to die for his cause. That takes courage, not something everybody has, but it is something that good leaders should have. Martin Luther King Jr. had courage something not all leaders had or have. Martin Luther King Jr. had a family, he had loved ones and yet, he stood up for what he believed in even if it meant losing everything. That is what makes Martin Luther King Jr. a good
Besides his anger and dismay towards the wrongly convicted Tom Robinson and his current unfair situation, Jem began to fear bad things were going to happen. However, over the course of the story, we see Jem grow and mature into a very brave boy who begins to take after his father and realize things to a deeper understanding. An example of this gradual growth is when after Bob Ewell spits in Atticus’s face and threatens him, Scout and Jem are scared he will make good on his threats. Even before this happened, Jem had stood up for his father when Mr. Cunningham had led the mob to lynch Tom Robinson in his sleep while he was in the prison. While Atticus told Jem to go home, Jem refused to by nodding his head several times until Atticus let him stay.