Courage : Courage The Cowardly Dog Essay

797 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout the ages, “courage” is a word that maintains an unchanging definition that most always provides positive connotations. “Courage” is often used to describe someone very brave or doing something extraordinary to help others in times of difficulty. We hear people and even animals commit courageous acts every day in the news, radio, and social media, such as firefighters saving babies or dogs dialing 911 for owners in grave danger. Although we often associate the word with amazing feats, courage can also describe smaller and more personal accomplishments as well, such as taking the responsibility for something that happened or for simply being the bigger person and apologizing. I see courage as having the guts to do something out of one’s own comfort zone for growth and progress or as acts of altruism.
Whenever I hear the word “courage”, I first think about a favorite childhood television show called “Courage the Cowardly Dog”, which is about a timid purple dog that constantly has to fight off monsters and demons to save his owner, Muriel. While it is ironic that his name is Courage, the dog is easily frightened and is always initially cowering in fear of whatever creature he encounters. However, as his name suggests, Courage always faces and overcomes adversity to save and protect Muriel from danger. The purple dog consistently goes out of his way and out of his comfort zone to protect people he holds dearly to him and although he does hesitate at times, he never…

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