Frederick Douglass: An Example Of True Heroism

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“True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.” (Napoleon Bonaparte) This quote represents heroism well because it is saying that true heroes are above all the bad things in life, even if it is difficult. Here is them is trying once hardest, being selfless, and never giving up, no matter how difficult a task may be.
Heroes are always trying their hardest to fulfill the needs of themselves and / or others. A real life example is Frederick Douglass, an African American who escaped slavery and spoke on behalf of all slaves. Even though he escaped slavery by himself, he attended meetings and spoke out about slavery, trying to end it. This was heroic because once he escaped, he didn't just ignore the fact that many other African Americans were enslaved. Instead, he took action and tried to speak about how awful slavery is. Much like Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln also tried to end slavery. Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and did as much as he could to end slavery. The statement is proven and the sermon presented by Dr. Phineas D. Gurley, White House Funeral Sermon for Abraham Lincoln.” In this sermon, Gurley says that “the cause he so ardently loved... not for himself only, not for us only... that cause survives his fall…” (SB 68) This shows that Lincoln did all he could to help end slavery because it is saying that he fought for his cause so hard that it lives on, even if he dies. Doctors
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