Mark Twain once said, “Courage is not the absence of fear; it is acting in spite of it.” Courage is the ability to stand up and do something that is frightening, and having strength in the face of grief or pain. Courage can be shown during great times of adversity or danger. Rosa Parks, John Basilone, and Mare Barrow, the main character from Victoria Aveyard’s series, The Red Queen, showed great courage and taught me several things. As many people abided by the rules, Rosa Parks stood against them. She worked hard for what she needed and fought hard for what was right. Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. She stayed in her seat even though she could have been arrested. Parks’ courage and will to stay taught me that just because people are different races does not …show more content…
Basilone was the only enlisted Marine who received a Medal of Honor and The Navy Cross during World War II. Basilone fought across a battlefield to resupply the Marines with needed ammunition. This was courageous because he put his life on the line; he had to fight against the Japanese soldiers to give the American’s supplies. Basilone’s courageous act taught me that if someone helps others they will offer help back. Basilone’s selfless act was considered above and beyond, thus, he was given the Medal of Honor. Basilone moved a gun into position and held his line. The area Basilone positioned himself had been hit with a mortar and only had 2 active men. This shows courage because he put himself in an area with very little people and that was already destroyed to help his men. His actions taught me that being selfless is many times more helpful than being selfish. John Basilone’s selfless actions helped keep many of his men alive and gave him many achievements. Without his courage and risks many of the men there would not have
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African Americans living in the north had more freedom than in the south, but they still faced discrimination. They were able to work, but they worked enough to feed themselves and family, they were not able to succeed. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (Martin Luther King). Many people are sometimes to afraid of what might happen if they fight racism, that they never fight it and in the end, they are never able to find out. Rosa Parks was one of the many people who became tired of the racism the United States had. “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free” (Rosa Parks). Rosa Parks was one of the many people who fought racism, which would eventually make our country a better place to live.
Courage is a strong word, feeling and thought. It is grace under pressure. Courage is doing something that is discomforting to make others better. It is having mental strength and doing something you never thought could be done. Courage is a trait, a trait hard to show for it looks different for everyone. In To Kill a Mockingbird, you can see courage through the actions of Atticus Finch, Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley because they all did something that was out of their comfort zone. They are faced with a challenge and they accept it for what it is. They do not hide away when they face problems or bumps on the road.
Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Courage is strength in the face of pain or grief. Throughout the course of World War 2, there were many people who acted in a courageous manner, as portrayed by Markus Zusak in his novel 'The Book Thief'. Weather it was putting their entire life on the line just to save some strangers from possible torture, hiding illegal people in their own houses with the possibility of being killed or smuggling thousands of people out of the Ghettos and into hiding places at the risk of death, there were some extraordinarily courageous humans in World War 2 who not only saved other people lives, but they did it all at
There are various ways people define what courage is. It might be public speaking or saving a life. Many people believe courage is risking a life to save another. Soldiers are also considered a synonym to courage. However, not everyone saves a life or delivers a speech daily. Still, what is the real definition of courage? In the book To kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee courage is,” When you know you’re licked before you begin,but you begin anyway and see through no matter what.” (Lee pg.149) This quote defines what real courage is. Mrs Dubose, Boo Radley and Atticus displays courage and teaches others a lesson of how to be courageous in a civilised determined way. They all knew they had a high chance of losing to their goals yet, they still went at it with their all never giving into the pressure.
Rosa Parks peacefully protested against segregation as well. She was tired of seeing her people (AMERICANS) being treated so unfairly and poorly for something so minimal such as a skin color. She didn't believe she had to sit on a certain bus, go to a certain bathroom or school, just because her skin color was different than others. But the greatest part about Parks' story was that she never lowered herself. Despite of the disgustingness of the time period she had to endure; she never fought, mistreated, or insulted anybody (nevertheless for their skin color).
If it were not for people such as Emmett Till’s mother, Rosa Parks, or those who walked across the Elmus Pettus Bridge, inequality would be even more prevalent in the United States. I have learned from their actions to stand up for what is just, even if it means putting myself in challenging circumstances. As I become more involved in our democratic society I will always remember to stand up for what is right in order to make the United States a more tolerant, fair, and equal
“I’d just like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free” (Modigliani). The words Rosa Parks used to describe her ultimate hopes for the legacy she would leave behind are simple yet powerful. The fight for Civil Rights during the 1950s and 60s was hard fought, though the results were long overdue. Rosa Parks, like many others, experienced discrimination for much of her life, however when she acted against it the nation listened; she had initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks influenced the Civil Rights movement by working to peacefully achieve equality. This peaceful approach would prove to be successful, as the work and influence she had would be key in the outcome of the Civil Rights movement.
Courage means many things to different people. Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. The opposite of courage is not fear. It’s not a courageous super hero like most people would imagine. Not the selfless courage of a daredevil or superhero. It’s the extraordinary courage that is demanded of us every day. It’s the people who keep on trying to fight through the difficult times. Courage is one of the characteristics that can set a person a part from the rest.
Rosa Parks is an amazing example of standing up for the cause. She knew she was supposed to hand over her seat to a white man. She knew that the aftermath of such an act at that time was punishable by jail time. And she did it anyway, for the dream of equal rights to all, no matter the race, color, religion, age, gender etc.
I define courage as what happens when something is not working out, and no one is trying to step up to whatever the problem is or the people trying to fix cannot fix it. Another way to define courage is stepping up to the challenge that no one else will. Another way to define courage is facing your fear even when you don’t want to and you are being overwhelmed. Someone I know that I believe lives up my definition is a boy at school and he always steps up to the leader role, even when no one else is taking it and when there is a problem, he will try his hardest to have it fixed so that the school can run better. He also is not afraid to face his fears and try to overcome his fears.
Rosa Parks’ story was the beginning of the ‘Civil Rights Movement’ which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was a big inspiration to many people throughout the nation and her dedication and devotion, to ending these segregation laws, changed the entire country. Many people of African descent these days, honor and respect her greatly because without her, we may have not had such a great beginning to giving freedom rights to colored people; and not just African Americans, but also Asians, Mexicans, Russians and many people of different nationalities. We thank Rosa Parks for being brave that day and for standing her ground.
In 1955, an African-American seamstress helped cause the civil rights movement in the United States, and her name was Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist. Many know her by “the first lady of civil rights” or “the mother of the freedom movement.” Rosa Parks once said, “I’d see the bus pass everyday, but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.” (The Story Behind The Bus) After she said this, she knew she had to take a stand against segregation and do everything in her power to change it.
Courage is being fearless and brave in a difficult situation. Louis Mulkey knew what he was doing when he ran into that fire. He knew all the risks involved. But he did it anyways because it was his job, and he showed no fear while doing it. He left behind a distraught basketball team; a team that came together under terrible circumstances. All they had to do was give up after everything they went through. Instead, they showed courage and accomplished what may be the best moment of their lives; winning a state championship.
Courage. It is a seven-letter word that has accumulated various different definitions over time. Put simply however, courage is the capability to go out and accomplish something, disregarding one’s personal fear and the opinions of others. It is putting aside thoughts of fear, disrespect, hatred, persecution, and delusion to attain success and accomplishment. Acts of courage have been displayed variously through literature, media, and history. Specifically, Atticus Finch from award-winning novel To Kill A Mocking Bird, and peaceful political activist Mahatma Gandhi both demonstrate courage, as well as having unique similarities and differences between themselves.