In other words, he is very courageous as he ‘know(s) you are (he is) licked before you (he) begin (s) but you (he) begin(s) anyway’. Moreover, Atticus is courageous as he is willing to uphold his principles by defending Tom, which he considers a ‘matter of conscience’. He does this despite knowing that society greatly disapproves of his actions, and many consider it reprehensible that he is defending a Negro. It can be seen just how much his actions go against Maycomb’s social code, when he is verbally abused by Mrs Dubose, and even children like Francis and Cecil Jacobs for
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is given the power to save a man’s life and ultimately reveals himself to be a dedicated and moral person. In addition, Atticus is looked up to as a respectable person in his community and many people turn to him when they have a problem or circumstance. This is evident when he agrees to defend Tom Robinson after being graciously asked by Judge Taylor. In doing this, Atticus is characterized as fair-minded because he doesn’t share the racist beliefs of Maycomb County. By appointing Atticus, it is known that he will do everything he can to ensure Tom has a fair trial.
Moral courage involves the strength to stick with your convictions and do the right thing, even when the whole world criticizes and torments you for it. Atticus’s decision to represent Tom Robinson brought a slew of insults and threats to him and his family. But he was willing to bear the onslaught with his head held high. Atticus used the example of Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose to teach Jem the power of
The various hardships that the narrator must endure, in his quest to deliver his speech, are representative of the many hardships that the African Americans went through in their fight for equality The narrator in Ellison's short story suffers much. He is considered to be one of the brighter youths in his black community. “The grandfather tells his son to “keep up the good fight,” to continue the black people’s war by guerrilla tactics, to be a traitor and spy in the enemy’s country as he himself has been” (Battle Royal). The young man is given the opportunity to give a speech to some of the more prestigious white individuals. The harsh treatment that he is dealt in order to perform his task is quite symbolic.
He has the strength and courage to over come any obstacle. Also, when Odysseus and his men are about to face Charybdis and Scylla he pep talks his men and says, “have we never been in danger before this? What power he had! Did I not keep my nerve and use my wits to find a way out for us?”(682). He is strong because he is able to and control of his crew in dangerous situations and make them calm.
Mufasa is also noble and wise which is demonstrated through his knowledge of the circle of life. He understands that it is a part of life and is sure to educate other on this concept so no one fears death. Some of the motives for learning are being good at collecting information rapidly and comprehensively as well as finding it easy to build trusting relationships. An important part of being a leader is cultivating other leaders. Throughout the beginning of the movie we see Mufasa teaching his son the ways of leadership.
Adolescences “Courage, hard work, self-mastery and intelligent effort are essential to successful life”- Theodore Roosevelt Early years of Theodore Roosevelt life his major supporter was his father. a. With the encouragement of Theodore Roosevelt’s father he began a new hobby
Ralph Ellison's "Battle Royal" is more than a short story about the hardships faced by an individual African-American male. Ellison utilizes the events experienced by his naive narrator in "Battle Royal" as symbols to depict the struggles and humility of African-Americans attempting to progress and to achieve success, and the satisfaction derived by white society in controlling and intimidating the black community. The foremost symbol in the story is the battle royal itself along with the blindfold, and the electric rug. The battle royal symbolizes the difficult struggle for equality for the black culture. By participating in the battle royal, the narrator learns that life is a struggle for survival; however, at this point he still believes in the philosophy that blacks can achieve success through education and hard work.
He also had a clear goal of observing habits that led to success. By taking time to study himself as well as those around him, he was able to focus on self improvement. By doing so, he became a model for all, including both the poor and wealthy. "Franklin's entire life reflected his belief in self-improvement, and from adolescence until his death at eighty-four, he worked constantly to improve his mind, his body, and his behavior" (PBS 2002). Benjamin Franklin was Born in 1706 to a very large family.
Malcolm X advocated frequently for blacks who were unjustly treated by legal and social authority. He showed people that black people could be articulate, and highly intellectual. He advocated for black men to rise up and give the same reaction they received from the white power structure and not accept the status quo of racism and discrimination. It is because of Malcolm's views of social justice and revolutionary actions, that gave rise to the most influential and revolutionary groups in America today. People just could not believe how someone could take the life of someone of such great