The Act Of Courage Essay

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The act of courage may sometimes be viewed through the eyes of a fireman rushing into a burning building about to collapse to save the last apartment buildings scared attendant, or a soldier rushing into a raging warzone for their country and loved ones. These examples of courage wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the courageous act that an author with a feather ink pen and a large sheet of paper declared unto all people of the United States of America.
This was a man destined for greatness from the time they were born as a fellow colony citizen the Province of Virginia under the rule of Great Britain on April 13, 1743. Their family was sure to do what was best for their son as many parents would try to do, hoping that their children would learn to be educational fit for the future. As he was taught privately he was still able to find time of his own, according to respective editors of Biography.com “As a boy, [his] favorite pastimes were playing in the woods, practicing the violin and reading”. These were things that any normal child would have been doing in that time, but they continue on to say “He began his formal education at the age of nine, studying Latin and Greek at a local private school run by the Reverend William Douglas. In 1757, at the age of 14, he took up further study of the classical languages as well as literature and mathematics” (www.biography.com). In this case he was very smart and intelligent learning from those who were to be thought as the…

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