The Perseverance Of A Hero : Fight Or Hero

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Andrew Bernstein once said, “Nothing is given to man on earth, struggle is built into nature of life and conflict is possible- the hero is the person who lets no obstacle prevent them from the values they have chosen”. The perseverance of an ordinary man is what makes them a hero. The hurdles that are set up every day for mankind that will stop the rest for continuing is the difference between heroes and ordinary people. The question that is asked is fight or flight? Those who choose fight are known as heroes to us, those who choose flight are lost in the crowd. A hero is determined to accomplish acts that others won’t, and they are not selfish. In the real world heroes are classified as everyday people with the greatest determination …show more content…

Those people that run the wrong way have left their life on the line as they try to save others. And those that are not heroes are running away from the danger. Heroes are people that know that they are doing the right thing for other people even if it won't benefit them. In the autobiography by Frederick Douglass, “ I am often asked how I felt when I found myself in a free state...but I have never felt better then when I was meeting with other men to try and help more slaves be free” (Douglass 71). Douglass knew that his escape would not only help him but it would allow him to help others. The same thing is exhibited in the poem, Oh Captain My Captain “...The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead” (Whitman 69). Abe Lincoln was not selfish he fought for freeing slaves in his country. He was not alive to see the result of his fighting, or the impact the fight had on his country.
Heroes are not those people that are running the right way just to save their lives but those that are running the wrong way to save others.
Accomplishing things that others don’t and won’t is what heroes do. They are not selfish. Those people that we call heroes

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