True Heroes Research Paper

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“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all other at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” (Arthur Ashe) When someone does something just to help others, it is because they are true heroes. Although heroes endure challenges and act in selfless ways, they are just regular people not superheroes.
Heroes continue to push through the challenge even when they seem impossible. For example, Abraham Lincoln lead the union when it was in civil war even though many people criticized his decisions. When finally, “The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won” (“O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman). Even though the war was hard fought and there were problems with the southern states trying to leave the union and slavery LIncoln never gave up. This shows that he was passionate about the cause he was fighting for and endured
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For example, when Frederick Douglass was escaping from slavery, he was afraid to speak out for freedom. But once he got some support, he began to speak out against slavery and inspired others to do the same “... and with that success, and with what devotion, I leave those acquainted with my labors to decide.” He is leaving the decision of being considered a hero to others instead of calling himself one. In fact, Mulan did the same thing. During the war, Mulan pretended to be a man so her father wouldn’t have to go to the war. But during the training, she always messed everything until the end when she trained so hard she became the best. Also before she went to join the army, she had dishonored her family. Even after all those mistakes, she still saved the empire when she defeated the Huns at the emperor’s palace. If heroes were superheroes, then there would be no such thing as
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