Heroes


"I Venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime!"
Daniel Webster defines:
*Hero:
one renowned for exceptional courage and fortitude; a champion; an idol
A thesaurus goes a little further when it says:
valiant; brave; gallant

I like to think of a "hero" as one to whom I can look up.

It is said that there are no heroes left in the world. In all due respect to the cynics and the pessimists of the day, I only have only one thing to say: open your eyes!
Today, I would like to introduce you to a "real life hero." To make this introduction, it will be necessary to go back a few years to ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

be his home for the next five, grueling years. He had all of the comforts home: a bed to sleep in, meals, and medical care. Well, not exactly the way we think of home, however.
His bed consisted of a concrete slab with a one-half inch bamboo mat for a mattress. The stocks on one end of the mat are used regularly. Every night, to be exact! His meals consisted mainly a soup made from a boiled pumpkin type vegetable called manyok, with only the liquid portion given to him, most times, only once a day! He estimates, in The Passing of the Night, his account of his time while in prison, the amount of each feeding at 8-12 ounces of this delicious gourmet's delight. His medical care: making sure he did not "expire" while going through the torture inflicted by his captors. If he died, there would be heck to pay! He was a bargaining tool as a prisoner, worth absolutely nothing dead! His body would have simply disappeared.
He was released with most of our prisoners. I say most ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login

span he lay in his own excrement for 30 days with the stocks holding him firmly in place. The dignity of cleaning himself is even denied.
He could not help but hear the cries of other men every day as they endured equal, or worse, torture. He knew these men's names only by the tapping of Morse code through the cement walls of his cell. It was to one, and only one, Individual that he could go for serenity, quiescence, and peace; One from whom he got the inspiration to persevere: his God! Through the careful tap. . .tap. . . tapping, when his mind was clear enough to converse, he and the other prisoners would relay Bible verses they had learned as children. They are used now as their ...

Succeed in your coursework without stepping into a library.
Get access to a growing library of notes, book reports,
and research papers in 2 minutes or less.


CITE THIS PAGE:

Heroes. (2004, February 22). Retrieved September 22, 2018, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Heroes/3471
"Heroes." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 22 Feb. 2004. Web. 22 Sep. 2018. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Heroes/3471>
"Heroes." Essayworld.com. February 22, 2004. Accessed September 22, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Heroes/3471.
"Heroes." Essayworld.com. February 22, 2004. Accessed September 22, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Heroes/3471.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 2/22/2004 03:58:30 PM
Category: Miscellaneous
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 2336
Pages: 9

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
Real Heroes
Heroes And The Defiance Of Fate
Flawless Heroes?
Humans Hold The Idea Of Heroes ...
Odysseus: Heroes
Tragic Heroes In King Lear, Ha
Heroes 2
Heroes-A Definitive Essay
Beowulf Heroes & Today's Heroes
Mythological Heroes: Achilles A...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2018 Essayworld. All rights reserved