Argumentative Essay On Chivalry

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Rough Draft #1 What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “chivalry”? For myself, the image of knights riding their trusty steed to go save a damsel in distress. But it is no longer the medieval period, so this no longer applies. Especially now that women have fought for equality and are just as equal as men. A good reason as to why chivalry is considered dead by the majority of society. However, society blames the Millennial generation for the death of chivalry. But the men blame women for killing chivalry and the women blame the men. So whose fault is it actually? I believe everyone shares an equal part in the illusion that chivalry is dying out. But I do not think chivalry is actually dead, I believe it has simply …show more content…
Every generation has their own idea of what chivalry is and in the current modern era I believe chivalry means doing something nice for someone without asking for anything in return. It is does not have to be as heroic as saving someone from a burning building or jumping in front of a bullet for someone. It is as simple as making someone else smile if you know that they are having a bad day. These things takes a little time and effort out of your own personal life to accomplish. That is why it is considered chivalrous of someone to do. These things happen on daily basis so why is chivalry considered …show more content…
It is essential to take a step back sometimes and do what people did before the smartphones and talking computers. The men drove to the women’s house to pick them up and sometimes bringing flowers as well as asking her parents for permission to take her out. These are the simple things in life that people sometimes forget when they rely too much on the technology that they have. I cannot give a person the respect that they deserve via text. Especially if that person is my significant other (Ellen 1). Chivalry should not be exclusive to just dating, it should apply to everyday life as well. The world is not a kind place to everyone, which is why it is important that we treat everyone we meet with courtesy and respect. I remember back in grade school whenever everyone said the school creed every morning “...treat everyone with honesty, courtesy, and respect...” I do not have to know the person to be kind to them, because I would not want them to be anything but kind to me. In a sense, that is the essence of

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