I think John Brown was a hero, because he tried to find ways to free slaves. Even though he killed people or got people killed in the process, he still was trying his best to help free slaves. Supplying the slaves with weapons was a good idea, but did not turn out they way he wanted. Everyone messes up, but he still had this plan to try and help free slaves. So in my eyes I see John Brown as a hero not a
Betsy Ross is well known due to the fact she sewed the first American flag. Elizabeth Griscom (her name given to her at birth) was born on January 1,1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She was the eighth child born in a Quaker family of seventeen children. In the years to follow, she would become known as the American folk hero, Betsy Ross.
Since there is no proof or evidence, their heroic reputation was most likely a facade (Jesse James Biography, Biography.com). His real ambition of riches was driven by politics (Stiles, prologue). Before he began his life of a criminal, he fought as a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War. James’s flaming malice toward the Union was sparked, in 1863, when Union soldiers threatened and harmed his family while searching for information about the Confederates (Jesse James, Umsystem.edu). This passion for hatred was constantly fueled while James was fighting in the Civil War. The same motives used to reason for why he fought for the confederates can be used to reason for why he committed his lawlessness. Before James’s death, there were around 300 criminals who had a reward on their head, and only four pertained to Jesse James. Even with the hundreds of other criminals, Jesse James remained one of the most notorious. His infamy resulted from his gang’s 20 bank and train robberies from about 1860 to 1882 (Jesse James Biography, Biography.com). James and his men were accountable for the murders of anyone who stood in their way. James eventually recruited two new men into his group, they were his assassins Charlie and Robert
After the death of “Bloody Bill” James would fill the role of the avenger of not only “Bloody Bill” but also of what he thought to be the victimization of the Confederacy by the Union government. His role as the avenger was parlayed into his role as a noble brigand almost immediately after the death of Bill Anderson. As the James brothers began their careers as robbers the first bank they robbed was chosen because it was believed the man who killed Bill Anderson was a teller there. When the teller was killed and revealed to have been innocent in the killing of Anderson, James began to be viewed as a thief and murderer by some of the public. As a result, Jesse is believed to have written a letter to the Governor pleading his innocence; calling on the Governor to understand that as a bushwhacker he would not be allowed a fair trial and the bank robbery as a false accusation aimed at bringing James to justice for the deeds of his past. He brings up cases of other bushwhackers who were charged of robbing banks and immediately being “mobbed and
Nat Turner was considered a hero to the black slaves because he saved and took them from where they were staying in a white people’s home and Tuner killed the white American’s to save all slaves that were captured and lived and work for the white people. Turner was also considered a murder to the white American’s because he was killing them and because he was black so he was both a hero to the black American’s and a murder to the white American’s because that made war between the white and black American’s. Nat Turner helped other black slaves escape the homes whites for some many years it turned into blood bath’s for Nat Turner and The other black American’s and for the White American’s to do the same but if they didn’t want the slaves murdered he
James losing the fight in the beginning is a symbolization for the breaking point of every Americans life during the Beginning of the Great Depression. When James wins the fight at the end it symbolizes how most Americans were able to pull themselves out of the horrible depression. Throughout all the hardships James had faith in himself that he would be able to fight again and make enough money to provide for his family again because of that he was able to accomplish
Jesse James was a very horrible man that a lot of people looked up to for some reason. He was into a lot of criminal activity that got him into some trouble. Not with just the law but with other people as well, so he always had to keep a lookout for people that looked suspicious. But one day he didn't keep a good enough eye out and it got him in trouble. So here are the events that lead up to Jesse James criminal career and eventually his death.
James spent his time with Big Richard and his friends that hung out on “the corner”. The corner was not a place for a teenager to be. There was alcohol, drugs and crime all combined in one section of town. One of the friends, Chicken Man, sat down and talked to James and said “If you stay here, you’ll fool around…Go away and learn to live on your own.”(page 178-179) James witnessed the consequences that life brings with drugs, alcohol, violence and lack of education which helped him realize that he needed to change how he was as a person.
In the short story “Your Move” by Eve Bunting, a boy named James is in charge of watching his brother Isaac every night while their mother is at work. One night, James decided to take Isaac with him to meet up with the K Bones group. They want James to complete a dangerous task for him to be able to join them. Afterwards, they head home and James and Isaac get in big trouble my their mom. I crafted a claim to portray how James is in the beginning, middle and end of the story. In the beginning, James is trusted by his mom and helps her out by staying home to watch Isaac. In the middle, he is daring and does not obey his mother, but in the end, he felt bad about what he had done, and tried to earn his mother’s trust back.
It is or is it not true that Hamlet was faking his insanity? I’m not saying Hamlet was faking the whole thing. The meaning for insanity on Dictionary.com is “a permanent disorder of the mind.” I don 't think Hamlet had a permanent disorder of the mind he knew what he was doing and even planned the majority of the events that happened. Most of the time anyway.
Stephen Crane is able to show that the acts of heroism is not based on actions but by motivation simply by showing the intentions of Collins. For instance, Collins’s comrades are laughing at Collins for being too scared to go fetch the water because it is across the firefight; as a result, Collins damns them and says that he will as a form of threat to his comrades. Collins wants to go retrieve the water just so that he can show his comrades that he has the courage to do so; consequently, Collins is merely thinking about showing his comrades that he will do it rather than doing it out of sheer compassion. Collins did agree in the end to go get water for everyone, however, his reasoning of doing so does not correlate with the essence of courage, which is the bravery of putting themselves on the line for the sake of others because he is acquiring the water just to prove his peers wrong.
John Brown, some say that he is a cold blooded killer. Others say he is a hero to the nation. And he is a hero to the nation John Brown was a man who believed in his own personal beliefs. His beliefs were that every man is equal. And that slavery was wrong and he felt like he was meant to be the one to stop slavery in its tracks. And he had a idea how to but, it just got executed wrong because speeches wouldn't heal the broken nation. John Brown knew what was wrong and what was right at a young age. He knew he could stop slavery so he went for it. And he treated it just the people still do in the modern world. He killed people who killed slaves he kidnapped people who kidnaped slaves he abused people who abused slaves.
In the book the Color of Water, Hunter Jordan, James ' stepfather, died of a sudden stroke when he was younger. His mother first married a man named Andrew McBride, that was James’ biological dad, but was only alive to see the moment where his mother, Ruth, re-married to Hunter. When he had died each one of them had a different way of grieving. Ruth rode a blue bicycle Hunter had brought in before he died. For example, James explains how his mother rides the bike around everyday and “... what the world thought of her, a nonchalance in the face of what i perceived to be imminent danger from the blacks and whites who disliked her for being a white person in a black world.” (McBride 8). She ignored everyone and everything that came across her.
Not being able to know one’s identity during adolescence can lead to do drugs, commit theft, fail school, and be blind on what to do with their life. This is what James McBride had to go through during his adolescence. Growing up in a black community with a white mother can be very confusing and stressful. He employs rhetorical devices throughout his text in order to develop his epiphany regarding his mother’s life and by, extension, his own. Through the use of appeals and tone James McBride reveals the importance of education and religion, but above all else McBride mostly focuses on finding his identity, trying to understand race as he was growing up, and shows how his mother played an important role in his life
Williams Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest English writer. One of his best works ever written is “Hamlet”, which is the most complex, confusing, and frequently performed play. The extreme complexity of the main character – prince Hamlet in this play contributes to its popularity until today. “Hamlet is supposedly the most quoted figure in Western culture after Jesus, maybe the most charismatic too” (Bloom 384). In the most famous revenge tragedy, his biggest weakness that he procrastinates completing his revenge for his father’s death by killing the murderer. However, he is still a virtuous hero who possesses admirable great courage and intelligence. In addition, his melancholy and madness increase the complexity level of his character.