Essay On Hero Is A Hero

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“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure, in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” This quote, stated by Christopher Reed, best defines a hero in the simplest terms. A hero is someone whose job is to put others safety before their own and show perseverance in tough situations, even if they do not always get the recognition for it.
Heroes choose to put others before themselves, and are willing to sacrifice their own lives, for the benefit of others. A great example of a hero displaying these characteristics would be Welles Crowther, also known as, the man in the red bandanna. During the 9/11 attacks, Welles, an NYC Firefighter, was in the south tower, rescuing as many people as possible. When he first got
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Heroes are persistent through their challenges, they don’t waver in their determination nor shirk their duties, however difficult they are. Frederick Douglass is a perfect example of persistence through adversity. Douglass managed to escape from pre-civil war era slavery, making it to freedom in New York City. When Douglass first arrived, he was lonely, and terrified of being captured again. Despite his fears, he {has}, “been engaged in pleading the cause of my brethren, with what success and with what devotion, I leave those acquainted with my labors to decide.” Douglass stated, in his autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. It took extreme perseverance to make it all the way from Baltimore, where he lived as a slave, to New York City while in hiding. Despite living in terror of being captured and returned to slavery, he decided to share his journey with the world through his book! A second example of heroes being persistent through tough times is displayed in the recently released film, Only the Brave. This film honors the nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Hill fire, during an ill-fated attempt to save the nearby town from destruction. While most people might run from danger, these brave men ran towards it. “It is going to feel like it’s the end of the world. If you can breath you can survive,” said
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