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A Hero Essay : A True Heroism

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A True Hero
“True heroism is… not the urge to surpass others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” - Arthur Ashe. Heroism is not anyone that wears a cape, but is a person that is willing to sacrifice themselves just so everyone can be happy and can be safe. They are always going to look up with a smile and will be brave. Heroes won’t let anything get in their way. Although, they might be a little afraid, they will always look on the bright side with a big smile. If, heroes will not always have a happy ending, they are still glad that they helped someone in need. Even though heroism does not always have a happy ending, brave ordinary people put others before themselves to save them from bigger problems.
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That takes a lot of courage and strength to deal with. Another example is doctors. Doctors try their very best to save a patient's life or make a patient feel better. They will stay up all night if they have too. But they are going to make sure that the patient is perfectly fine. For example, in the article The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, it states, “It was life and death with me. But I remained firm, and, according to my resolution, on the third day of September 1838, I left my chains, and succeeded in reaching New York without the slightest interruption of any kind.” (Douglass). Frederick Douglass was saying this because he wanted to escape from his slavery. He wanted to have rights since he was human as well. So he traveled to New York, a free state, and started fresh. This required a lot of strength because it was a pretty long journey. He went from Maryland, to New York to Massachusetts! This requires a lot of time and strength. What a hero is also required is to NEVER give up. No matter how tough the situation is, a hero should never give up and should keep on trying. For example, a baby trying to walk. No matter how many times the baby falls, they will always get back up onto their feet and try their best to walk again. In the article, An Everyday Hero, it states, “What surprises me, however, is that although I know she is afraid, she
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