Mr. Rainsford: Shipwrecked In The Most Dangerous Game

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What do YOU define as a courageous action? Is it a small act where you save a few people, or is it a HUMONGOUS act where you save multiple people, perhaps even a whole city. No matter the act whether big or small, courage is courage, despite what some say. There are thousands, maybe even millions of acts of courage that I could cover, however there were three specific ones that I had picked to speak about today. The first I had decided to speak about was Mr. Rainsford from the story The Most Dangerous Game. In this story he was shipwrecked on an island and is challenged to a hunt for his freedom. “Suppose he refuses to be hunted?” “Oh,” said the general, “I give him his option, of course. He need not play that game if he doesn’t wish to. If he does not wish to hunt, I turn him over to Ivan.” (Connell, 72). This describes how if the person that got trapped on the island refused to be hunted for their freedom, then they…show more content…
She fought for civil liberties. She was a major part in the Civil Rights Movement. Who is she? Why Rosa Parks of course! This woman is mostly known for her bold move when she had refused to get up and move for a white man on a bus along with various other times she had refused to move so white people could have her seat. “Are you going to stand up?” the driver demanded. Rosa Parks looked straight at him and said: “No.” Flustered and not quite sure what to do, Blake retorted, “Well, I’m going to have you arrested.” And Parks, still sitting next to the window, replied softly, “You may do that.” In this piece of evidence you have Rosa Parks standing up to the bus driver. This is a courageous action because Rosa Parks is standing up to someone who has more authority than her. She is also standing up for black people, since back then they were discriminated against and did not have rights. This took a lot of guts to do, since she could have been kicked off the bus, in fact she was, and she was also

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