Essay about The Amazing Story of Chuck Norris

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The Amazing Story of Chuck Norris How and why did Chuck Norris get to be so famous? He got to be the rough, American tough guy he is now because he worked hard at what he did. Chuck Norris never quit anything he started. Once he got a taste of martial arts in the Air Force. He just had to learn more and take it to the next level. The first form of Martial Arts Chuck Norris mastered was Tang Soo Do.
About Chuck Norris’s Family Chuck Norris had a family who loved him very much. His mother’s name is Wilma Norris. She was a wonderful, loving mom, with a wonderful dream of having an average American family. Her husband on the other hand, had a very different way of thinking. His name was Ray Norris. His idea of a good time was to go
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(Hemingway 12)
Chucks Childhood and before he was the American Tough Guy Being in many different towns, Chuck got a chance to see a lot of movies. He spent most of his time at the movies. He grew up watching other American tough guys and cowboy stars, such as John Wayne and Gary Cooper, just to name a couple. He spent so many hours at the movies because he lacked a good male role model at home. He saw movie stars as male role models, who took the place of his own womanizing father. Norris was raised mostly by his mother and grandmother. His mother provided him with love and support.
A Bully Norris was not afraid of any chore. He handled life without any complaint. However in school, he was quiet and withdrawn from the rest of the children. Norris’ classmates often targeted him with ethnic slurs because of his Native American background. The biggest kid in Norris class, a boy named Bobby, would chase him home almost every day. The Norris’s groundskeeper named Jack told him to stop running. He said that Chuck must face this bully. Realizing Jack was right Chuck tracked down and challenged Bobby. The two boys fought until the bully screamed in pain for Norris to stop. According to Hemingway, this event is still important to Norris, “Confronting Bobby the Bully taught me an important lesson about fear”. He wrote in Against All Odds, “It can be overcome simply by facing it.”
The Break-up
In 1956 Norris parents got a divorce. The

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