Comparison Of Courage In The Rights To The Streets Of Memphis, And Richard Wright

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Courage is a powerful trait that an abundance of people lack in this present time. Several people today do not fully understand the true meaning of courage. People may say that having no fear, or being fearless, might be courage, but it is quite the opposite. True courage is facing one's fear and triumphing over it. Furthermore, there are a number of individuals who could use this courage in life. Courage is facing your fear, no matter how terrified you may be. In their respective stories "The Most Dangerous Game," "The Rights to the Streets of Memphis," and "The Birds," Richard Connell, Daphne du Maurier, and Richard Wright display the courage of three very different protagonists. In Wright's autobiographical, he portrays himself as a frightened boy who does not have the courage to overcome his fear of the neighborhood bullies. He has gone from the hunted to the hunter due to "stark fear". Wright's fear was very unexpected, and threats from his mother push him to be bold. He goes from cowardly to courageous in a matter of swift swings of a stick cracking against boys skulls. Before leaving he says to his mom, "They'll beat me...I'm scared." His mother replies with, "I'm going to teach you this night to stand up and fight for yourself." Shortly following he does the unthinkable, even shouting at grownups. In du Maurier's story, her…show more content…
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