Comparing Beowulf, Martin Luther King Jr., And Rosa Parks

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Most every person has had a hero at least once in one’s life. As a kid, most people have a favorite hero or athlete that they look up to. However, it is important that we have someone that is a role model with positive values and displays heroism. Someone who stands for what they believe in and despite their struggles never backs down. A person sees the problems in the world that they are in and take action. There are many people through history that display these qualities; however, Beowulf, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks are three of the best candidates. “My lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet are afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linden shield: my hand alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against this monster” (Beowulf 29-30). Despite being afraid, Beowulf showed his bravery against the mighty…show more content…
A hero can be an ordinary person; they just have to stand up for what they believe in. A person can take only so much mistreatment before they can’t take it anymore. She explains “I was not tired physically or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a work day. I wasn’t old; although some people have an image of me being old then. I was 42. No, the only tired that I was, was tired of giving in” (Rosa Parks). She knew exactly what she was doing; it wasn’t a mistake by any means. She just wanted to sit wherever she wished; the rules that existed did not matter to her. Rosa Parks wanted change in the world that she lived in and she could see the change with her own eyes. “In the meantime, the bus boycott was a huge success. Blacks made up 75% of the passengers on the city busses and as many as 90% of blacks chose not to ride the bus that day” (Gauis Chamberlain). She gave the Montgomery civil rights movement a push. That day in 1955 she made history, and the world will never

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