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Louis Pasteur: A National Hero

- Louis Pasteur, one of the greatest benefactors of humanity was the first person to see that bacteria cause diseases. He was a scientist who associated an animal disease with a microorganism. Pasteur solved the mysteries of rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases. He is also contributed to the development of the first vaccine. He described the basis of fermentation, wine-making using pasteurization and brewing of beer. Pasteur’s work gave way to many branches of science, making him responsible for some of the most theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern day science....   [tags: Biography ]

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Hamlet: A National Hero?

- The stage is awash with the aftermath of a fateful battle. A lifeless king rests amid the corpses of his family and followers, slain for his sins. His nephew, Hamlet, has just taken the life of the man who stole King Hamlet’s crown and passes on with the confidence that he has just liberated his nation, Denmark, from an oppressive ruler. Unfortunately, what Hamlet fails to grasp is the amount of incalculable sacrifices that guided him to be able to tear away Claudius’ crown. In actuality, the lack of animosity in Claudius’ character as well as the sheer destruction that resulted from Hamlet’s journey to avenge his father acts as evidence to the poignant truth: Hamlet was responsible for his...   [tags: Shakespeare, Character Analysis]

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Andrew Jackson: A National Hero Never to be Forgotten

- Old Hickory was not a man to mess with. Nick-named for his toughness, our nation’s seventh president was a favorite general among his soldiers. Andrew Jackson stood for the common man, being one of the only presidents born into poverty. This victorious man shaped the modern Democratic Party we know today, and is a national hero that will never be forgotten. Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, a settlement between North and South Carolina. He resided in the forested region of the western Carolinas as a child, in a home that was built by his father....   [tags: Biography]

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Frederick Douglass And His Development As National Hero

- Frederick Douglass is one of the most famous African American civil rights activists. He was born in "Talbot County, Maryland around 1818". Where he lived his early life as a plantation slave, sometime after his mother 's death he was sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh Ald. Being in unfamiliar surroundings with no support was very difficult for Douglass. However, Douglass 's time in Baltimore would mark the beginning of his development as national hero. During his stay in Baltimore Sophia, Hugh Ald 's wife would teach Douglass how to read and write....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Frederick Douglass]

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Why Revere Is Known History As A National Folk Hero

- IntroductionPaul Revere is known history as a national “folk hero”. Revere is very much known to people for his famous ride to Lexington in 1775. His life was filled with an involvement in politics, industry, and community service (The Paul Revere House). Paul revere founded the patriot intelligence network on record, which is a boston bases group known as the “mechanics,” according to the Central Intelligence Agency (Paul Revere: A Brief Biography 2013). Revere was a veteran of the French and Indian war and led anti-British agitation after the Stamp Act passed in 1765....   [tags: Paul Revere, Boston, Samuel Adams]

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How Macbeth Changes from a National Hero to a Brutal Murderer

- How Macbeth Changes from a National Hero to a Brutal Murderer Macbeth changes character throughout the play, from the beginning right up to Duncan’s murder. There are many reasons for this distinct change in personality. Firstly the witches put the idea into his head by giving him three predictions. Secondly his wife persuades him into murdering his cousin Duncan. She is power mad and wants him to be king so that she can be queen, but she basically wants it for the glamour. Thirdly Macbeth him self can be blamed for it, as he was always going to be control of his actions....   [tags: Papers]

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Sir William Wallace

- Sir William Wallace is believed to be one of Scotlands greatest national heroes. He led the Rising of 1297, in an attempt to reverse the loss of Scottish independence to England. He was knighted and made Guardian of Scotland. He later resigned after The Battle of Falkirk when he was defeated by the English cavalry. In August, 1305 he was arrested, condemned as a traitor, and killed. Scotland views Wallace as a national hero for his role in their freedom, however the English have viewed Wallace as a traitor, murderer, and an outlaw....   [tags: Scotland, national hero, England, traitor, outlaw]

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Andrew Jackson

- Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United Stated of America, was born on March 15, 1767 and died on June 8, 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jackson’s parents Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson were Presyberitains, Scots-Irish settlers whom in 1765 emigrated from Ireland. Andrew’s birthplace is deduced to have been at one of his uncles' houses in the Waxhaw’s area between North Carolina and South Carolina, his exact whereabouts is unknown. Jackson's mother emigrated across the Appalachian Mountains after burying her husband....   [tags: Biography, National Hero]

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Beowulf : An Epic Hero

- Beowulf is an epic hero being the central character presenting himself as larger than life, showing high skills, courage, and virtue. Skill, courage, and virtue are shown as values by the Anglo-Saxons. An epic hero is the central character of an epic, a long narrative poem that recounts the adventures of a legendary hero in pursuit of a goal of national importance. All epics consist of an epic hero, a quest, valorous deeds, divine intervention, and great events. An epic hero is larger than life, typically born noble or semi-divine, and presents courage, skill and virtue against opposing, often evil, forces....   [tags: Beowulf, Hero, KILL, Beowulf]

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Nelson Mandela 's Appearance As A Hero

- Living and experiencing segregation in a community, being humiliated and treated as an infectious disease that will contaminate its surroundings and eventually the whole world. Being mistreated only for physical appearance, but never seen for their truly personality and characteristic. This is exactly what Ralihlahla Mandela ( know most as Nelson Mandela), had to face and encounter for almost all of his life. Nelson Mandela’s appearance as a heroic icon came from social and political conflicts that involucrated the discrimination and inequality towards black Africans....   [tags: South Africa, African National Congress]

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The Laundry List Of What It Can Be A Hero

- A strong male with every characteristic of a traditional hero has been for years pushed by all types of media. The laundry list of what it takes to be a hero includes high expectancies common people find unattainable. Not everyone is a White male with a great physique and Christian morals. Due to the high standard, over the years there has been a shift in what the media depicts as a hero and what common people choose to look up to. The problem not only lies in film and television but also comes from local news outlets....   [tags: Hero, Superhero, Tragic hero, Preity Zinta]

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The Heroes Of The Epic Hero

- We all have heroes; in fact without them we would simply be lost. It is what makes a hero that guides us in our lives, but there are many deceptions of heroes. The best ways to describe them by the view of the common peoples is, “To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” (Benjamin Disraeli)Many people believed in the hero Beowulf. The epic poem of Beowulf has travelled through centuries to grace the hearts of those who believe themselves to be virtuous. It is the guide to how a hero should be. Beowulf is the ultimate leader....   [tags: Beowulf, Epic poetry, Hero, Grendel's mother]

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The Original Conception Of The National Rifle Association

- The original conception of the National Rifle Association was due to the poor marksmanship of soldiers under the command of Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate, both veterans of the Civil War. They main purpose of the newfound organization was to urge, encourage, and foster the growth of shooting on the scientific level, while allowing people to become familiar with gun handling and safety precautions. The NRA has recently begun to focus on the education of men and women on being aware of their surroundings and situation to prevent people from being subjected to tragedy and reality changing events....   [tags: Firearm, National Rifle Association, Handgun]

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Princess Diana, A Hero Or A Epic Hero

- Epic Hero Essay In the early morning of August 31, 1997 Princess Diana of Wales became involved in a fatal car crash. Though her death struck the nation with tragedy she will forever be remembered for not only being a princess but for all her other heroic deeds. Heros can be everyday people, fictional or nonfictional, or in this case a princess. Most great stories are based off of epic heroes, the hero will have a noble birth, great courage and strength and of course show national heroism, they do what is right even when the task is hard....   [tags: Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles, Prince of Wales]

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A Classic Hero : Jackie Robinson As A Classic Hero

- Jackie Robinson A Classic Hero When people think of heroes, they usually think of a strong guy in tights and a cape, but in actuality, there are heroes all around us. Some heroes, for example, are Classic, Epic, Tragic, and Anti heroes. A classic hero is someone who possesses a skill which makes it possible to face overwhelming odds and have a chance at success. Even though Jackie Robinson seems like a national hero for fighting for a noble cause; he is a classic hero because he possesses a skill which makes it possible to face overwhelming odds and have success in the world....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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Characteristics of a Hero and Examples of Characters

- Everyone wants to believe in a hero. Even someone who’s considered a hero has their own image of what a true protector should be. Truth is, there’s no such thing as a universal hero. Perspective changes everything, especially when discussing the characteristics a title must always have. A hero is someone who expects nothing in return, someone who can be normal or extraordinary but looked up to, and who has to sacrifice something to accomplish their goal. Being a hero means accepting everyone involved in your journey....   [tags: Service, Sacrifice]

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Strength Of The Heart : A Tragic Hero

- Strength of the Heart According to dictionary.com a tragic hero is, “a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.” As defined by Aristotle, “A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.” Both of these definitions are different; however they are both correct. The definition of a hero is debatable and depends on the situation. A tragic hero is someone who is born of a noble birth, shows humility, accomplishes great deeds, and is a national hero....   [tags: Achilles, Iliad, Trojan War, Troy]

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The Tragic Hero Of Heroes

- Often we wonder what makes a person a hero. Sometimes we think of comic book heroes who perform miraculous feats, or even everyday people such as firefighters, military servicemen, or search and rescue individuals. Our concept of hero originally rose from the Greek philosopher, Aristotle who stated, “A tragic hero can be known to be great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who destined to downfall, suffering, or defeat” (Tragic Hero). To be a tragic hero one must go through so many obstacles and death sentences and never lose faith or be a coward....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Greek mythology, Thetis]

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Napoleon the hero of the french revolution

- Many before Napoleon had wanted to fix the chaos and the uprising during the French revolution. The moment Napoleon Bonaparte assumed power in France. People had a difference of opinion about him. Napoleon was able to achieve the states of legend for some, who thought that he had rescued France and the French Revolution from internal chaos and exterior threats. To them Napoleon was a hero of the French Revolution. To many others Napoleon was a devil. He picked fights with the smaller nations, destroyed stability and institutionalized another dictatorship in France....   [tags: Democracy, French History]

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George Washington : A True Hero

- George Washington: A True Hero In this day and age, George Washington’s name is so acclaimed and reputable, it holds a significant amount of meaning in itself. Not much has changed in the 239 years since he became a national hero to the people of a land who yearned to be free from British oppression. Far back into the past, becoming a hero may have meant committing dangerous and magnificent feats, and that still holds somewhat true today. George Washington, however, is especially known for his battle strategies, military tactic and leading America to freedom....   [tags: George Washington, American Revolutionary War]

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Edward Snowden: An American Hero

- Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (N.S.A) subcontractor turned whistle-blower is nothing short of a hero. His controversial decision to release information detailing the highly illegal ‘data mining’ practices of the N.S.A have caused shockwaves throughout the world and have raised important questions concerning how much the government actually monitors its people without their consent or knowledge. Comparable to Mark Felt in the Watergate scandals, Daniel Ellsberg with the Pentagon Papers, Edward Snowden joins the rank of infamous whistleblowers who gave up their jobs, livelihood, and forever will live under scrutiny of the public all in the service to the American people....   [tags: Edward Snowden Essays]

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Achilles: A Classical Hero

- Across the world, ordinary people find heroes that they aspire to imitate. Comic books portray heroes as super strong men in spandex suits, and although a three-year-old child might aspire to be superman, more mature audiences hopefully find more realistic figures to idolize. Take Barack Obama, the President of the United States; he worked his entire life to attain the highest position in our government, President. Obama was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth but to a single mother in Hawaii....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Colonial Image and the Philippine National Character

- Rizal wrote La Indolencia de los Filipinos, with the primary focus of explaining the alleged laziness of the Filipinos during the Spanish occupation. He confirmed that indolence exists within the natives but defended the Filipinos by saying that Filipinos are not indolent by nature as seen in their engagement in economic activities such as trade, craftsmanship and agriculture before the Spanish colonizers came. Rizal’s essay has served as a window for scholars to understand and explain how the Philippines’ national hero thinks....   [tags: filipinos, spanish colonization, indolence]

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What is a Hero?

- A hero is characterized as any person who is admired for their courage or achievements, thus serving as a model. Some other characteristics associated with a hero are bravery and daring. It is the manner of facing and dealing with anything that is recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful that further defines a hero. A primary example of a hero is the courageous men and women, many of whom are employed in a regular non-military job and have spouses and children at home, who are sacrificing their lives while fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Tennyson's Reinvention of the Hero as Poet

- Tennyson's Reinvention of the Hero as Poet I AM. yet what I am none cares or knows, My friends forsake me like a memory lost; I am the self-consumer of my woes, They rise and vanish, an oblivious host, Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost; And yet I am. and live with shadows tos't Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the living sea of waking dreams, Where there is neither sense of life nor joys, But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems; And e'en the dearest--that I loved the best-- Are strange--nay, rather stranger than the rest....   [tags: Papers]

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What a hero is

- When the word "hero" is spoken, everyone has different thoughts. Some will think of super powers like flying and saving people from villains; while others have a certain person they know or have heard of that come to mind who have done something to make a difference in the lives of others but who is a hero to you. To answer this question you must first ask yourself what a hero is; what comes to your mind when someone says the word. When I am confronted with these questions I always have the same thoughts; smart, strong will power, and someone who stands up for what they believe is right....   [tags: ANC, nelson mandela,leadership]

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The Hero Of Burma

- The Hero of Burma The hero of Burma was born on June 19, 1945 in Yangon, Myanmar, a country traditionally known as Burma. Her father, Aung San was the de facto prime minister of British. He played a major role in helping Burma win independence from the British in 1948. Unfortunately, he was assassinated on July 19, 1947 before Burma became independent. Her mother, Daw Khin Kyi, was also active in politics before and after being married. In 1960, her mother was appointed as Burmese ambassador to India....   [tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Ne Win, Human rights]

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Ulysses S. Grant Was a True Epic Hero

- ... When the war ended, Ulysses returned back to Missouri and married Julia. They were married in August of 1848. History. com stated, “In the early years of his marriage, Grant was assigned to a series of remote posts, some of them on the West Coast, which kept him separated from his family. In 1854, he resigned from the military” (Ulysses S, Grant). Since Ulysses was always away from home and his family, he missed his family very much. He wrote to them often and wanted to be close with them as if he was really there....   [tags: civil war, life, leadership]

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Nelson Mandela: Why Did He Become a Hero?

- Introduction All the people follow the specific models in their life. They always look for positive and negative aspects of someone special, who can teach them the right way. However, it is not easy to choose between many impressive people around the world, but I would like to write about Nelson Mandela. The main and most important reason for this choice is the struggle against racism. This was the important step which this popular African leader could establish well. He spent 27 years of his life in the prison to reach his goals and could be the first black president in the South Africa....   [tags: racism, leadership, equality]

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The True American Hero

- The True American Hero Heroism demands self-sacrifice, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-respect. Ulysses S. Grant had these qualities in their most complete form. He set out from humble beginnings, and failed. At the age of 38 was a conspicuous failure. Then, like few of us, he succeeded beyond belief. Had he not had tremendous greatness within him, he could never have accomplished what he did. How did such a simple, honest and humble man raise himself in the eyes of his people and the world to the highest position a man or woman can reach - that of a national hero....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The True Definition of Hero vs the Media's Definition of Hero

- In this research paper It will be discussing the true meaning of the word hero being diluted in today’s media?. It will “never be forgotten.” We must never forget these fallen heroes and we must honor them because they are the heroes that we must call heroes. People believe the 9/11 first responders and the victims are the heroes because they are the ones who were going about their business going to work and because of some barbaric people thousands of people lost their lives. There were (“total of number killed in attacks in New York 2,753 the number of firefighters and paramedics, officers, and port authority officers 403 first responders died in the 9/11 attacks.”) NY magazine 2012) Th...   [tags: Role Models, Losing Your Life]

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Should Napoleon Bonaparte Be Considered A Hero?

- Should Napoleon Bonaparte Be Considered A Hero. What is a hero. A hero can be defined as a common man who rises to greatness on the basis of sheer talent. Should Napoleon Bonaparte be considered as a hero. Many would argue that Napoleon is a hero as his heroic nature provided France with the institutions and sense of national identity they needed. Others would argue Napoleon is not a hero, as his use of propaganda made the French public believe he was their savior. I believe Napoleon Bonaparte was a hero, as his many accomplishments modified the French society and ultimately the civilized world....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The Creation Of A National Bank

- government securities. The creation of a national bank was deemed a necessity by Hamilton for the collection of taxes. First indirectly by the increased production of a uniformed national currency as well as rapid circulation of the currency to stimulate the economy and secondly it was a direct influence as it created a convenient medium for business to be conducted. Hamilton was met with strong opposition towards his ideals of taxation, uniform currency and a national bank with claims that such institutions were violating the rights of the states....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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Baseball is the National Pastime

- For most sports fans there is nothing like opening day and a baseball field. In recent years I have over heard several people say Baseball is not the National Pastime or National Game any longer. When I query these people the typical response is Football is our new National pastime/game. Frank Deford (Nov 7, 2012) a writer for Sports Illustrated said, "Baseball is what we used to be. Football is what we have become." I refuse to believe this based on my knowledge of both games. In this paper we will exam the facts and I would submit to you that Baseball is still the National Pastime/Game and it cannot be disputed....   [tags: sports, fan, american culture, immigrants]

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The Virginian, by Owen Wister

- The Virginian The cowboy hero, The Virginian, as portrayed in Owen Wister’s novel was the first of his kind and today is known as the stereotypical mythic cowboy figure which our view of the western frontier are based from. The Virginian was the first full length western novel apart from the short dime novels which marked the final stage in the evolution of the cowboy hero to a national icon. The Virginian was published in 1902 and at that time was wildly popular because of the settlement of the west....   [tags: Western Hero, Characteristics]

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Was Napoleon Bonaparte a Hero or a Villain?

- ... He divided each army and defeated them separately. After the battle was over he said to his troops “soldiers, we thank you” and gave them their first real money in years. He gained a lot of ground for France and thus increased his national prestige. He made many good changes for France. One of the most important was he brought France out of the chaotic period of the Revolution. Without him the turmoil would have continued and France would be an entirely different country. Another significant thing he did was he created the Napoleonic Code....   [tags: influential leaders in European history]

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What is a Hero: Vint Cerf

- MY HERO Hero is a person whose braveness, achievement, and qualities are admired by everyone, he or she has a great courage and become the central figure of everyone (merriam-webster, 2014). Usually in movies, dramas, cartoons, story books, and games hero are those who use super power in order to save and bring justice to the world so they were loved by citizens. I am sure for children with normal happy family will say that their heroes are their father and mother, it is something that make sense since they are the one who have take care of us, teach us and support us in any situation....   [tags: father of the internet, invention]

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Oprah Winfrey: A True Hero

- A hero is a person that is brave, loving, dedicated, and inspirational. Oprah Winfrey displays all of those qualities and is therefore a hero. Winfrey is a brilliant talk show hostShe has been a philanthropist for many years, and continues to inspire people all over the world. She is known by so many people around the world for all that she has done . Winfrey uses her fame for the better good of people making her a true hero. Oprah Winfrey is a philanthropist that has done so much for so many charities and different people around the world....   [tags: Donation, Philanthropist, Celebrity]

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Chris McCandless is NOT a Hero

- Into the Wild, written by John Krakauer tells of a young man named Chris McCandless who 1deserted his college degree and all his worldly possessions in favor of a primitive transient life in the wilderness. Krakauer first told the story of Chris in an article in Outside Magazine, but went on to write a thorough book, which encompasses his life in the hopes to explain what caused him to venture off alone into the wild. McCandless’ story soon became a national phenomenon, and had many people questioning why a “young man from a well-to-do East Coast family [would] hitchhike to Alaska” (Krakauer i)....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Napoleon Bonaparte Hero or Tyrant?

- Napoleon Bonaparte Hero or Tyrant. With such driving momentum, yet unstable, the French in the late 1700’s needed something or someone who was willing to lead their country, unite them, and bring order to their society. In 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte emerged to become that very man. Controversy wells up now a days as people begin to argue whether this man was a hero or tyrant, however I believe him to be a hero for doing exactly what the French needed at the time. He created a legendary domestic system that modified French society and is still used today, his warfare experience and keen sense of tactics revolutionized military then and for years to come and led France to become a dominant nation...   [tags: French History]

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Louis Riel: Hero or Villain?

- Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really. Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a hero to the French-speaking Métis....   [tags: Canadian History]

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Nelson Mandela, An Unexpected Hero

- Nelson Mandela, An Unexpected Hero When most people think of South Africa, the first name that comes to mind is Nelson Mandela. Born in 1918, during a time when white men held most of the power, there was a system of segregation against ‘colored people’ called apartheid. Throughout his life, Mandela worked to fight against this segregation and endured extreme human rights violations. Nelson Mandela is a hero because his efforts were a contributing factor in bringing an end to apartheid and he influenced major changes within the county of South Africa....   [tags: apartheid, south africa, power]

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The Hero : Malala Yousafzai

- Hero: Malala Yousafzai “Hero, an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honor, and self-sacrifice” -Unknown. Heroes are vital to humanity, they influence towards improvement, they are an aspiration, they lead, protect, and inspire the society. According to Merriam-webster, a hero is a person who is admired by the society for his/her achievements, brave acts, and noble qualities. Malala Yousafzai’s bravery and hope towards the universal education of young girls and their fundamental rights when confronted by the Taliban, proves that she is indeed a hero....   [tags: Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize, Barack Obama]

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Toussaint L'Ouverture: Hero or Tyrant?

- ... With Ogé’s death, a void in leadership was left. Then, sighting the void, L’Ouverture joined the revolution as a doctor and small time commander. Soon, L’Ouverture gained a reputation for his orderly rule and for his training of soldiers in both guerrilla tactics and European shoulder-to-shoulder combat. What resulted from L’Ouverture’s involvement was a chain of events that would make a great impact upon the French Revolution. His involvement, and its intentions, causes one to question: was Toussaint L’Ouverture a hero or a tyrant....   [tags: slave, owner, overseet, read, write]

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Nelson Mandela: A True Hero

- Almost everyone has heard of Nelson Mandela, who was he exactly. Why is he important to history. What has he done for the world. Mandela has affected the world in so many ways. He had fought war, against segregation in South Africa where once minority ruled over the majority of Africans, which has changed after Mandela’s courage to fight against segregation. This made him a true hero of African continent. Mandela should speak at South Sioux City High School because he fought war on segregation; he survived the struggles through prisons, and accomplished his mission to change the world....   [tags: South Africa, Apartheid]

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Edward Snowden- Hero or Traitor?

- Before all of the top secret NSA (National Security Agency) documents on which details of a global surveillance system run by NSA were breached, Edward Snowden was an American computer specialist, a CIA member, and an NSA contractor. Edward Snowden was a regular, wealthy, government employee with some great positions and credentials. He was an American born man and was serving his country. He won the Sam Adams award which is given once a year to an intelligence professional who shows great integrity to the CIA....   [tags: surveillance, government, asylum]

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Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

- After September 11th, Americans looked to the government for protection and reassurance. However, they did not expect to find out thirteen years later that the government did this by using technology to spy on Americans, as well as other countries. George W. Bush began the policy shortly after the terrorist attack and Barack Obama continued it. There have been many confrontations over the years about the extent of the N.S.A.’s spying; however, the most recent whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, leaked information that caused much upset throughout America (EFF)....   [tags: surveillance, september 11]

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Nelson Mendela: A Promiment Hero

- ... They were restricted and forced to live in townships, whereas whites were allowed to enjoy unlimited freedom. Blacks were stripped of their right to vote, own property, marry whites, work with whites, and even travel anywhere without carrying proper documentation. The whites wanted to make sure that no blacks were considered citizens. Mandela’s reaction to the inhumane social conditions was to team up with the ANC, African National Congress, and stop racial discrimination. While others wanted to seek violence in making a difference and eliminating injustice, Nelson Mandela displayed the true example of a man of immovable determination....   [tags: leader, peace, democracy, apartheid]

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Napoleon Bonaparte: A Societal Hero

- A hero would emerge from the late 1700’s that will be willing to lead their country, unite them, and bring order to their society. That hero’s name is Napoleon Bonaparte. He created a well-known domestic system that improved the French society and is still used today. His experience in the battlefield and profound wisdom of tactics revolutionized military during his time and for years to come. He also led France to become a dominant nation in the world. Lastly from his many contributions, he created a sense of nationalism and identity nothing like the French had ever had before....   [tags: unity, military, power]

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Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

- Threats are posed to America everyday. But is it really a threat when the large civilian population doesn’t know about it. Think of it like keeping a bunch of lab rats in a dark box. In the box one provides them with food, shelter, warmth, and protection. When one day, rather suddenly these lab rats are thrown out into the open. Exposed to the elements and dangers of living in the wild, they go into a panic, resulting in a mass hysteria. Would it have been better to leave the mice in the dark, where they were safe and protected....   [tags: information security breach, leaks]

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What Makes A Hero?

- 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....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Mirabal Family Hero

- ... While dancing with Trujillo Minerva states" You gave the women the vote in 42. You encouraged the founding of the women's branch in the Dominican party. You've always been an advocate for women."(66). Minerva pleaded her case to Trujillo in why she is going to law school & why he should let her. Minerva was not scared of Trujillo she told him what she wanted and that eventually he was going to give it to her. " I can see my hand in an endless slow motion "Minerva states (67). Trujillo harasses Minerva by touching her in an un pleasant way, Minerva defends herself by slapping him, doing something no other woman would dare to do....   [tags: courage, sacrifice. danger]

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Taking a Look at Sir William Wallace

- Sir William Wallace is believed to be one of Scotlands greatest national heroes. He led the Rising of 1297, in an attempt to reverse the loss of Scottish independence to England. He was knighted and made Guardian of Scotland. He later resigned after The Battle of Falkirk when he was defeated by English cavalry. In August, 1305 he was arrested, condemned as a traitor, and killed. Scotland views Wallace as a national hero for his role in their freedom, however the English have viewed Wallace as a traitor, murdered, and an outlaw....   [tags: Scotland national heroes]

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American Hero: Rosa Parks

- American Hero Rosa Parks “Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy” – J. Scott Fitzgerald. The definition of a hero is to display courage and willing to self-sacrifice for greater good of all human quality; to withstand the hardships for not only oneself but for the entire public. One of America’s greatest civil rights activist, Rosa Parks lived her life as a regular woman until she made the courageous decision to rebel against the unconstitutional government. Standing against something you believe is something we think it is easy to do, but it is actually a hard thing to do it....   [tags: civil rights movement, african american women]

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Albert Einstein The Hero

- “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”-Albert Einstein. Einstein whole heartedly believed in the value of human life. His life and work showed that he strived to make the world a better place. Albert Einstein was a hero to all people in the twentieth century and beyond. Working to gain better rights for minorities, developing theories that changed the scientific community and humanitarian work to save lives and homes after the use of the atomic bomb helped solidify his role as a hero....   [tags: biography, jewis people, nazi, atomic bomb]

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Ansel Adams Hero Paper

- Heros aren't just the ones you see in movies, comic books, or stories. They aren't super strong, or can fly. So what is a hero. A hero is a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal. Whether it's a neighbor saving a little girls cat from a tree, or a fireman saving you from a burning building, they can both be heros to you. Everybody has a hero. It's somebody you look up to and want to be like. They can be a model, photographer, celebrity, singer, or even a family member....   [tags: Biography]

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Andrew Jackon's Military Campaign

- Born on March 15 in 1767 as Andrew Jackson, he is known to many for several reasons. For some it might be his law career, others maybe his political career. However the two things that people most know Andrew Jackson for are his presidential term, as well as his military career. During his military career, there were also two things that he was largely known for, which was the War of 1812 and the Indian Removal Act. Both of these were major events that Jackson was honored for as well as despised against....   [tags: politics, laws, hero, war]

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Mugabe: A Tragic Hero?

- Is the title “Tragic Hero”, best suited for Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Mugabe was born in 1924 in Southern Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe). He excelled in all levels of schooling and completed his tertiary education in various institutions around Africa, receiving over six degrees, including two Masters of Law degrees, which he completed whilst in prison after the white government convicted him of conspiracy, in the early 70’s. He spent the early part of his career teaching in schools across Africa, and in the late 1970’s he diverted his attention into the political arena, and became the leader of the Zimbabwe African National United Patriotic Fund (ZANU-PF) and became Prime Minister in 1980(in...   [tags: African Nationalist, Economic Sanctions]

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Time For Hero 's?

- Time for Hero’s. “Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every Free State.” This was said by Thomas Jefferson making the debate whether or not people need to be entering the military. Thanks to many different military men through time, they have helped shaped the world we live in today. Think about it, what would the world be like if the Germans won World War Two. What would the world look like if the enemy won. What kind of language, religion, or traditions would we have....   [tags: World War II, United States, Army, Military]

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Arlington National Cemetery

- One of the most sacred places in America is the Arlington National Cemetery. Each year heroes are laid to rest here. Families from across the nation visit Arlington throughout the year to pay respect to their love ones. Many American hero families who visit the Arlington Cemetery may have been mourning at the wrong grave. Arlington was once the home of George Washington’s adopted grandson, George Washington Parke Custis (“Arlington” 4). Custis adored Washington so much that he wanted to make the house a memorial to him....   [tags: American History, War, The Tomb of the Unknown]

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National Security And First Amendment Rights

- In the age of technology, no matter what precautions a person takes there will always be someone able to find away around it. This is true in the case of several major cases where Wikilinks has gained information and then released it to the public. Some say that such cases are comparable to the 1971 Supreme court cases of The New York Times vs. The US, also known as The Pentagon Papers. Even though there are similarities between the two, both cases highlight and bring into question national security and first amendment rights....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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National Security Agency and Edward Snowden

- Did you know that every call you make, every purchase you make online, and almost anything else you do on the internet is recorded and stored on government servers. It’s scary but very true, unfortunately. It has been released in recent news that the US government has been spying on not only its citizens, but also other nations. The revelations started last summer and more and more has been uncovered since then. E-mails, texts, pictures all other sorts of data is mined and collected by the government for years now....   [tags: prism, surveillance, verizon calls]

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The Epic Of The Iliad

- Throughout history, humanity has always been fascinated with the idea of a hero. Examples include wild west rangers capturing bandits, superheroes defeating villains, and parents saving their children from nightmares. Today, common people who accomplish a great feat are often elevated to the status of a hero. They are worshiped and praised beyond the point most mortal human being experience. The Iliad is the archetype for this theme. It tells stories of Achilles, the Greek hero from the 7-8th century BCE and his heroism in the Trojan War....   [tags: Achilles, Trojan War, Homer, Hero]

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The Movie ' Iron Man '

- Hero worship exists in almost every culture in various ways. Corresponding to the hero worship, heroism represents the pursuit of particular cultural value, and to a certain extent, it affects the development of the society. Largely reflected in the film and television, heroism is one of the most important themes in Western and Asian media markets. Admittedly, different culture has a different definition of heroism and different taste on the traits of heroes and each culture has its different ways of depicting the heroes....   [tags: Hero, Superhero, Iron Man, China]

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Use of the Word Hero in The Mass Media

- Use of the word hero in the mass media has become somewhat cliché. In 2010, an on-line search of three major American newspapers revealed that 5500 articles concerning the topic of heroes appeared between 2000 and 2005 (Sullivan & Venter, 2010). Although the presence of “heroes” and “heroines” in America is not surprising, it is unclear what meaning the word holds in today’s culture (Sullivan & Ventner, 2010). What meaning the word HOLDS. Think about that for a moment. The word hero, or even the idea of what constitutes heroism is different to everyone....   [tags: american newspaper, celebrities]

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Charlemagne: The Hero of the Dark Age Europe

- Most scholars, under the same breath, deem Charlemagne as the hero Dark Age Europe needed. As the king of the Frankish kingdom, Frankia, from 768, he started recovering order after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Dark Ages. On the other hand, some believe that he is the cause of World War II. They reason that he caused the separation of his land into Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and western Germany by giving parts of his kingdom to his sons. However, his sons, through their foolishness, fought one another and divided Frankia....   [tags: laws, courts, kindom]

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Gandhi is the most important peace hero of the 20th century

-       The still, small voice of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has defied time and has spoken through the ages, whispering into the ears of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa, Cesar Chavez, and Nelson Mandela, urging them to peacefully revolt against what was unethical and to work for what the human spirit held to be true and right. Gandhi is the "Most Important Peace Hero of the 20th Century" because he taught the world that freedom from the oppressor could be obtained through nonviolent means. "I am spinning the destiny of India," he said, but he has woven much more into the blanket of peace....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays]

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The Epic Poem ' Beowulf '

- Given, the current high profile debate with regard to dating the epic poem Beowulf, it is quite surprising that some scholars go as far as placing it during the Vendel era around 550 - 793 CE. Even though it is considered as a kind of folk tale, many are those who believe it happened towards the early Vendel era. As a rebuttal to this point, it might be convincingly argued that this period is also referred to as the Germanic Iron Age. Moreover, this era saw the rise of Norse mythology, which is very fatalistic in nature; it focuses on a world coming to an end in a great cataclysm....   [tags: Beowulf, Epic poetry, Hero, Homer]

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Nelson Mandela As A Hero Of South Africa

- Was Nelson Mandela considered a hero to South Africa. He displays his heroic characteristics as being very wise, a brave leader and highly respected and loved nationally. People think of Nelson Mandela as the South African version of Martin Luther King Jr. This is correct. He is known for bringing peace to South Africa, which was racially segregated and believed in participating in human rights globally. No one was ever as brave and confident as Nelson Mandela was. It is not easy changing a world for the better without the chaos and difficulties, but Mr....   [tags: South Africa, Nelson Mandela]

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Be A Super Hero Become An Organ Donor

- Be a Super Hero Become an Organ Donor Everyone should be an organ donor. Organ donation saves lives. The life that is saved could be your own or a loved one. Millions of people are already registered as organ donors. Everyone else should join these heroes’ by signing up to be a donor. According to the National Foundation for Transplants, “there are more than 121,000 patients are waiting for there lifesaving organ or tissue transplant. And every 11 minutes, another name is added to the list, but only 45% of Americans have registered as an organ donor” (National Foundation for Transplants)....   [tags: Organ transplant, Organ donation, Liver]

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Edward Snowden : The True Hero Or A Criminal?

- If someone broke the law trying to help the American keep their constitutional rights, would you consider them a hero or a criminal. Well that’s exactly what’s going on today with Edward Snowden. In 2013 Edward Snowden leaked classified information to the American people, information that shined a light on the dark things that the U.S government was doing behind closed doors. He revealed that the U.S government has been going against the constitution and taking away our freedoms. The U.S government has been taking away our freedoms however, Snowden is being called the criminal....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Into the Wild: Chris McCandless is a Tragic Hero

- Jon Krakauer, fascinated by a young man in April 1992 who hitchhiked to Alaska and lived alone in the wild for four months before his decomposed body was discovered, writes the story of Christopher McCandless, in his national bestseller: Into the Wild. McCandless was always a unique and intelligent boy who saw the world differently. Into the Wild explores all aspects of McCandless’s life in order to better understand the reason why a smart, social boy, from an upper class family would put himself in extraordinary peril by living off the land in the Alaskan Bush....   [tags: Character of Chris McCandless]

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Louis Riel as a Hero or Villian

- Louis Riel as a Hero or Villian The story of Louis Riel began on October 28th 1844. He was born in a log cabin beside Seine Lake. The same priest who married his parents one year earlier baptized Louis on his day of birth. Many people view Louis Riel as the biggest pioneer of Metis in Canadian history. They base their decision on the fortresses he took and his position in Metis organizations. Others call him a joke and despise him. They base this on him being taken to trial for treason and eventually convicted and sentenced to death....   [tags: Papers]

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The Contra War

- The Contras were a rebel right-wing, anti-government group in Nicaragua, consisting of the former supporters of the Somoza government and originally organized by landowners whose property had been expropriated by the Sandinista National Liberation Front. The Contras carried out guerrilla activities against the military junta of Daniel Ortega from 1979, and during the 1980s were based in Honduras and backed by the US (until President George H W Bush came to power in 1989). The Contra war officially ended when ceasefires and disarmament were agreed in 1990....   [tags: Sandinista National Liberation Front, Nicaragua]

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Does Captain America Embody The Definition Of A Patriotic Hero?

- Does Captain America embody the definition of a patriotic hero. What is a hero. “A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” What is patriotism. “Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland. This attachment, also known as national feeling or national pride, can be viewed in terms of different features relating to one 's own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects.” Captain America shows he’s a patriotic hero by simply his uniform, compassion, and strength....   [tags: United States, The Star-Spangled Banner]

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Search for national identity

- The Search For National Identity Nationalism is the attitude members of a nation have when they care about their national identity. Nationalism can also be the love of a country and the willingness to make sacrifices for it. Just as a person’s identity is affected by other people and the events in their life, a nation is affected the same way. There have been many people and events that have affected the national identity of America. There were two Awakenings that spread different aspects of American thought....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?

- Throughout all of our years that we are taught about world history, we are led to believe that Columbus was one of the greatest explorers of all time. In my mind there is no question about whether Christopher Columbus discovered America; of course he did, its Columbus. However, this is a highly debated issue and through writings by authors Jeffery Hart and James W. Loewen we will investigate the true importance of Columbus. In the essay written by Jeffrey Hart entitled, “Discovering Columbus”, he argues strongly that, in fact, Columbus did discover America....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Timothy Leary as a Hero

- The term “hero” brings to mind many ideas, many events, and many people. However, one face it generally fails to conjure is that of Timothy Leary. Dr. Leary managed to create a level of infamy few Americans have achieved since this country’s inception; he is the poster-child of the mind-altering hallucinogen LSD and has been labeled by many as the subversive leader of the counter-culture movement of the sixties. Not many people appreciate this great man’s long string of accomplishments, his devotion to scientific progress, or his cheery, irrepressible personality....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Oliver Cromwell - A Hero for Some but a Villian for Many

- ... After the death of the king, Parliament ran England - but still, in Cromwell’s point of view this system did not work effectively. He saw that the people in England were suffering and therefore he rose to become Protector of the Commonwealth. In spite of disagreements with Parliament, Cromwell brought peace and prosperity to England, which was one of the greatest benefits he earned for his country. He was even offered the crown in 1657 but rejected it. As mentioned above, Cromwell’s reign in England was immensely shaped by his religious beliefs and numerous of his reforms concerned religion....   [tags: british and irish history, biography]

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Malcolm X: His Footsteps to Becoming a Hero

- ... It was the hatred against the whites. From then, he stopped accepting the whites. This was the moment when Malcolm's view on integration between whites and blacks became possible, to impossible. The historical figure of Malcolm X’s philosophy started here, with the hatred of his enemy. Malcolm X in his speech, preached that the black man should have their own power, by separating themselves completely from the white society, similar to what his father was preaching. His childhood tragedy gave him the reason to fight for, and the belief for uniting the black race for separating them from the cruelty....   [tags: thug, inmate, minister, little]

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