In 1412, Jacques d’ Arc and Isabelle Romée had a daughter named Jeanne d’ Arc. This daughter is more commonly known as Joan of Arc (Paine, 2). Joan lived the very simple childhood of a peasant in France. She could not read or write, but she could spin and sew very well. She was also a good worker in the fields. She prayed more often than other children around her, but she did normal things as well, like playing with her friends. There was a tree in her town that grew near a ‘magical’ spring that gave the tree ‘magical’ properties that Joan and her friends played at (Hilliam, 14).
Joan was like every other girl up until she was sixteen. When she was sixteen a young man in her town wanted to marry her. Joan didn’...
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...d no military training, but when she got a message from God she answered it and showed no fear. She might not have been killed if she had disowned her saints but she didn’t change her beliefs no matter what. Joan of Arc was not only a hero, but an example of what regular people can do to become extraordinary. If you embrace your beliefs you can do anything.
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