The Challenges Of Heroism: What Is Bravery?

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Heroism “I need a hero who's gonna fight for what's right who's gonna help us survive I need a hero who's gonna fight for the weak who's gonna make 'em believe I need a hero,” (Skillet, Hero). Heroes have seen many different faces from Superman, to George Washington. The truth is being recognized or be remembered in history books or have a movie about them does not make them heroes. The people that help people not for the reward, but for the credit are the real heroes, the ones that do not get on television shows or the news, all they do is help others, not for anything, but the enjoyment of helping another person’s life. However, they go through many challenges and once they pass them, then they are known as a real-life superhero. …show more content…
Some people see bravery as going on and taking on a supervillain on the planet Krypton even if they are better. This is not the case at all, bravery can be something like saying no to a gang, or signing up for the army. People that are brave never beat up a supervillain, but bravery can come from running in and saving someone injured in war, or in order to save somebody they jump in front of a bullet. Moreover, people that are brave always go in knowing what they have gotten themselves into and that they are doing it to help. An example of this is from the autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, “on the third day of September, I left my chains, and succeeded in reaching New York without the slightest interruption of any kind. How I did so-what means I adopted-what direction I traveled and by what mode of conveyance- I must leave unexplained for the reasons before mentioned,” (Douglass 82). Frederick Douglass is an American hero, he risked his life doing something that very little slaves had the audacity of doing, this bravery is escaping from slavery and coming to a free state even though the odds of him being caught, sent to jail, or even killed was very high. He decided to run into the unknown, and that shows …show more content…
Challenges are something universal, every day there is a new challenge from something as big as defusing a bomb to doing an essay. Some people decide that these challenges can be avoided or they can try and find a way around the challenge, but heroes they do not run away in cowardice they run towards their challenges head-on and persevere past that challenge. Even if they fall down they get back up and keep fighting until the end, a perfect example of this is from the story Ana, “My mother lives one such condition. Through no fault of her own, she has cancer. It is simply something that happened, and it is killing her. What surprises me, however, is that although I know she is afraid, she fights this lethal disease every moment of every day, and she does it with a smile,” (Adam 48). Ana is an inspiration to all fighting cancer, by fighting this lethal disease head on she has shown that even though this disease has taken the lives more than eight million people she keeps pressing on. Another example of perseverance is the student that instead of complaining about a test they study for that test and complete it to their best efforts. These kinds of people that fight past their challenges and beat to their best ability are the people that are officially classified as

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