True Heroes in the World

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There is an ever growing dispute in society where some people view others as heroes either when they physically put themselves in danger to defend a cause or to safeguard others, or when they say what they are thinking out loud when others are not brave enough to do so. The recognition of a hero should go to those who are able to stand up for others against the oppressors or conflicts in society by voicing their opinion and by stating the opinions of the people who do not have the courage to do so. However, some may believe that heroes are those who seek danger to protect others or a cause, an example being a firefighter or cop who goes into work every day to protect the people in society, even though they know their lives are in stake. The articles, "Inspired by a hero: What Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life means to me" by La Prensa, "Profiles in Greatness - Gandhi" by Success, and "Nelson Mandela, hero to the world" by New Pittsburgh Courier, support the claim that heroes are those who are the voice for the voiceless. There has been many people in history who have put their lives at stake due to their courage to stand up for others, an example being Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for doing what other dark skinned people couldn't which was standing up to the white people by voicing his opinion. In the article, "Inspired by a hero: What Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life means to me", the author talks about the many times Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke up not just for him, but for all the people who shared his hardships. One piece of textual evidence from the article is, "When Martin Luther King Jr. attempted to step up in education, he practically took a step closer to a physical death, amazingly... ... middle of paper ... ... bold and courageous. Finally, it is not always braving physical danger that makes you a hero it is impacting the world and society in a huge way that makes you one the most. Works Cited Anderson, Amy. "Profiles in Greatness - Gandhi." Success 12 Feb. 2013: 1-4. Success. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. Daly, Michael . "The Story of an Unsung 9/11 Hero." The Daily Beast [New York City] 11 Sept. 2013: 1-3. The Daily Beast. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. Escamilla, Jeremy . "Inspired by a hero: What Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life means to me." La Prensa 23 Jan. 2011: 2A. La Prensa. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. Hansen, Lauren. "9 heroic teens and their incredible acts of bravery [Updated]." The Week 13 May 2013: 1-3. The Week. Web. 16 Apr. 2014. "Nelson Mandela, hero to the world." New Pittsburgh Courier [Pittsburgh] 17 Dec. 2013, sec. Guest Editorial: A5. New Pittsburgh Courier. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.

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