The Myth Of Sisyphus By Stephen Spender Essay

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It is often hard to define someone as a great human being. Greatness can be defined itself as having the power to be brave, and never give up. Most people judge on the events that made that person great. Bethany Hamilton was one of those people who is defined as great. Bethany Hamilton is both brave, and dedicated. Bethany has never given up her dreams even after a shocking yet horrifying incident occurring only at the age of fifteen. Bethany’s story of courage can easily be categorized the same as both “The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus, and “I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great” by Stephen Spender. Both pieces of literature connect to Bethany Hamilton because they are both about being brave, and fighting through suffrage, and the other stating that to achieve greatness you must work hard, and with effort. Not only did Bethany acquire these characteristics, but as did the protagonists in the works of literature. William Shakespeare once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Bethany Hamilton is one who achieved greatness, and did so through the fight for her life. As a child, Bethany plunged into a great deal of surfboarding, she had immense love for the sport itself and the trill that came with it. Her relatives say that she has salt water in her veins and she was meant to surf. When she became a teen she began to compete in tournaments, and competitions throughout Hawaii. On October 31st 2003, a…

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