Understanding Heroism: An Analysis of Notable Figures

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What is a hero? Why are they recognized in our society? A hero is someone who sacrifices and strives to help others, even if their lives are at risk. Heroes aren’t afraid, irresponsible, or frail. They don’t just lag around when problems are happening; they stand up for what is right and just for others. These role models inspire and protect others through the hardest times. Some major role models in our society today are Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Welles Crowther, and Nancy Gianni. These people don’t hesitate to stand up for the right cause though many trials rise before them. They aren’t afraid of the unknown path they are taking.

A hero is a person who cedes to benefit others. Through many complications that were faced they stood up with the greatest bravery. Welles Crowther is a great example of a hero who sought to help the other people in the World Trade Center during 9/11. Though he could’ve saved himself he tried to save others. Though he lost his life he inspired others to help others in need. Ling Young says,”He said,”I’m going back up again.” Cause he knows that there were a lot of people still up there on the 78th floor that needed help (“The Man in the Red Bandana”). Though he could have saved …show more content…

Though in times of discomfort as a slave Frederick Douglass stood up for the rights of African Americans. Through wretchedness and mistreatment he strived to support his former race. Frederick Douglass says.”I seldom had much to say at the meetings, because what I wanted to say was said so much better by others” (“The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”). In the meetings with others he always stays humble and still supports the cause for the rights of slaves. On the other hand he stood up for a cause that will change history. Through times of despair and controversy Douglass didn’t give up an important

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