African-American Heroes

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A wise man named Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” This quote holds true when in most instances, a hero’s noble qualities are constructed with positivity, courageousness, and willingness to help others when they need it most. However, a hero is not pompous, untrustworthy, and uncooperative. Any hero should be encouraging to others, whether they are going through tough times or not. For example, Roman Atwood, a YouTube celebrity, makes vlogs daily, spreading positivity to his viewers while endorsing his slogan called “Smile More”. Roman comes back each day challenging his subscribers to stay positive, motivated, and let’s them know that there is always light at the…show more content…
Mr.Robinson’s brave act changed the perspective of blacks in not only baseball, but in the entire country. Now, African-Americans have equal privileges partly as a result of the heroic baseball player Jackie Robinson. In addition, heroes are determined and motivated to overcome a challenging situation. For example, in the novel The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Thomas demonstrates courageousness and curiosity which helped the Gladers escape the daunting maze. Thoms said this bold statement which portrayed his leadership qualities: “Just follow me and run like your life depends on it. Because it does.” Thomas becomes a depending leader, he saved lives whether it was against the rules or not. In contrast, a hero is not one who is constantly running away when there is a need for help, thinks violence against innocent people is a solution, and refusing to do things when it seems too challenging. For example, the Boston Marathon Bombing, a violent incident, the terrorists are the polar opposites of a hero because of their negative action. In another situation, a man showed good acts ended up stealing a helpless less woman’s purse. The man was offering to call for help but instead he robbed her belongings, a heartless and duplicitous
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