HEROISM ESSAY

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Who would imagine, George C. Wallace an American hero. Strong, courageous, noble and thoughtful are a few words used to describe a hero. Merriam-Webster (2014) dictionary defines a hero as a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. Among several historical and controversial leaders, George Wallace and Gilgamesh are considered great heroes. However through their individual journeys they both learned how to humble themselves for the greater good of their society. George C. Wallace was considered a handsome, strong and wise man during his younger days often times described as a boxing champion and football star. Although he was not born into royalty, he chose politics as his way to rule over the people. In 1958, he entered the governor’s race and lost to his opponent. This overwhelming lost caused Wallace to “significantly adapt his socio-political ideologies to appeal to the state’s voters” (Alabama Governors, 2014). In other words, he changed his views when it came to racial and segregation related issues. His desire to win an election at all cost caused him to...
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