Heroism: Martin Luther King Jr.

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Heroism is a name given to people who sacrifice and fight for someone or something. Like in B?efore I Go To Sleep even though Christine was looked down on and treated like a small child, she still has hope in her heart. W?hile stereotypical heroes are strong men usually with super powers, real heroes can be anyone, they don’t have to be strong or any of that.
A hero can be somebody that you look up to, someone that has admirable qualities. Many people in 1963 looked up to Martin Luther King Jr. for his heroism in expressing his feelings, knowing that many people would go as far as murdering him for it. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” he spoke, inspiring and awing hundreds of thousands of people, but aggravating those who believed differently. Everyone during that time knew not to defend any colored person as they would be targeted and tortured or even killed, but he had the courage to take a stand. W?e all have our own admirable heroes that inspire us to do courageous things.
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F?or example, a heroic New York fire fighter fought some of the city's worst fires for 21 years including a fire in 1998 that nearly killed him. He was one of the hundreds who got called to help with the 9/11 plane crash, and was one of the 383 that was killed in it. “The greatest high you can get in life is by helping somebody,” he said in an announcement that was taped before his death. With his five children being in danger of not having a father and leaving his wife a widow, he took the challenge anyway. H?eroes will stop at nothing to help those in need, whether it be a firefighter, a policeman, or even someone in the hallways that helps you pick up