Two Examples Of Heroism

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According to Christopher Reeve, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." This is a simple, yet effective definition of what a hero is. Being a hero, however, requires heroism. Heroism is putting people's lives before your own, having the determination, courage, and willpower to do so.
Heroism is showing strength, the spirit to carry on during a rough time, and the ability to put others lives before your own. That can easily be seen in the poem A Man by Nina Cassian, it stating, “From that moment on, he set himself to do everything with twice as much enthusiasm. And where the arm had been torn away a wing grew.” (Cassian 15). Even though in the poem it explained his
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Both were very heroic, as they were advocates against slavery during a very difficult time. Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, his term taking place during the Civil War. He was against slavery, and was dearly missed after his tragic assassination. That can be seen in the White House Funeral Sermon for him, it stating, “He is dead; but the cause he so ardently loved, so ably, patiently, faithfully represented and defended - not for himself only, not for us only, but for all people in all their coming generations…” (Gurley 68). As seen by the quote, Lincoln went out of his way to defend not only himself but his entire country during his presidency, a truly heroic deed. Douglass was extremely heroic as well, his heroism being shown when he spoke out at an anti-slavery convention at Nantucket, him saying, “I spoke but a few moments, when I felt a degree of freedom, and said what I desired with considerable ease. From that time until now, I have 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 71). As seen by the quote, he felt free when speaking out his cause, something he wasn't able to do when a slave. He was so moved from that experience he continued to speak out on his and others views, devoted to spread the word on anti-slavery. That was truly heroic of
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