Courage Essay

541 words - 2 pages

Garrido 1
Alejandro Garrido
Professor Peter Monck
ENC11O1
20 March 2014
Eddie Rickebacker said "Courage is doing what you are afraid to do, there is
not courage unless you are scared." Those words are true since, according to the
dictionary "courage" is a mental or moral strength to persevere and withstand danger,
fear, etc. If you wanna demonstrate you got courage you must stand up for what yo
believe or know, even if it means that a problem could take place.
For me, courage is a sign of kindness and braveness, there numerous of time
where I acted with courage in my life, but there is one time I could never forget. I was
auditioning for a modeling group,"The Miami Fashion Board"; I was really anxious;
since that was the first time I used a runway. The audition was full of people, I could
see the eyes of the judges, they were like saying -let se what do you got-. The judges
were sitting around the runway watching every single movement of every single
model. I was really scared, and I even thought to give up; but something told me that I
may be afraid but I was able to do it, and so I was. I waited for my turn, and it felt
really good to see the judges's heads saying yes. When all the models had finished their
auditions the judges called three male models ; to my surprise I was one of them, there
was my mom really exited, she was jumping of happiness, so her curly hair wont let me
see her face, not until the judges...

Find Another Essay On courage

Courage Essay

528 words - 2 pages A man named Eddie Rickenbacker once said, "Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared." These words of wisdom play a big part in our society today, as well as in the epic, Beowulf. The events one-year ago, on September 11th showed the world many courageous men who risked their lives to save others, when fear overpowered many others. Beowulf also goes through many battles where he is scared

Moral Courage Essay

684 words - 3 pages Moral courage, as defined in ADRP 6-22, is the willingness to stand firm on values, principles, and convictions. It enables all leaders to stand up for what they believe is right, regardless of the consequences. Leaders, who take full responsibility for their decisions and actions even when things go wrong, display moral courage. In most cases, one who displays moral courage is usually taking a stand against something that they know is

True Courage

923 words - 4 pages True Courage What is true courage? Could courage come from an old lady, or a man without a gun in his hand, or just from the urge to protect people you care about? At the beginning of the story the character Scout thinks that courage is when you do a physical act that is very precarious or frightening. It is hard for young children at that age to realize that greater courage can be shown in other aspects of life. But in To Kill a Mockingbird

Showing Courage

908 words - 4 pages Have you ever wondered if the characteristics in a famous character was revealed publicly? People with courageous minds are shown publicly in many ways; in newspapers, books, and movies. Courage is even shown in times long ago to more modern times. During the first century BCE, when Spartacus lived. Spartacus was taken as a prisoner and sold as a gladiator. Spartacus broke out of captivity and lead a rebellion containing many other prisoners

Mother Courage

765 words - 4 pages Epic theatre is a genre of theatre that reflects the author’s point of view on social issues of the time period. Epic theatre originated with the purpose to influence the morals and ideas of the audience. Brecht was the leading advocate and playwright for epic theatre. In his most famous play, Mother Courage and her Children, Brecht uses the play as a critique of war. Brecht used his plays to illustrate political and social situations, and apply

Undaunted Courage

711 words - 3 pages A Brief Look at Stephen E. Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West      Undaunted Courage is a very detailed account of what Ambrose considers the most important expedition in American history, Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the west. Ambrose attempts to project Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a country that stretches from sea to shining sea, of an open

Excavating Courage

587 words - 3 pages Courage is grace under pressure. (Ernest Hemingway in Letters to F. Scott Fitzerald April 20, 1926)   We are all one humanity. For this, we all share an international genetic code. However, we fight with one another for political freedom. Eugene Delacroix's painting, ‘Liberty Leading the People’ might be the anthem for this. However, isn't man actually 'condemned to be free'? This apparent paradox exists because of poor management skills.   My

Courage Episode

644 words - 3 pages Courage EpisodeThomas Jefferson was faced with a decision to make regarding the situation in hand and he chose and economic option which was pretty controversial, John Quincy Adams attracted public sympathy proceeded to prepare a program that was political suicide because he felt the the national government should: establish a national university, finance scientific expeditions, reform the patent system, and promote literature and arts. The war

courage episode

644 words - 3 pages Courage EpisodeThomas Jefferson was faced with a decision to make regarding the situation in hand and he chose and economic option which was pretty controversial, John Quincy Adams attracted public sympathy proceeded to prepare a program that was political suicide because he felt the the national government should: establish a national university, finance scientific expeditions, reform the patent system, and promote literature and arts. The war

Hidden Courage

1663 words - 7 pages simple voice of his mother who passed away the year before. ‘Never give up.’ The words she told her son before she passed. Her voice was as soft as butter yet it was as meaningful as an African Bull stampede causing a chain reaction of courage to flow from his head down to his feet. He rapidly jumped up and instinctively picked up a large stick pulling it to the near diminished flame. A large flare marked the start of the newly started flame. He

Courage is Courage No Matter How Small

1317 words - 6 pages Courage is Courage, No Matter How Small The Mirabal family, heroes of the Dominican Republic, revolutionized the Dominican dictator by overthrowing him. Minerva, María Teresa, Patria, and Dedé Mirabal were the leaders each putting their life at risk to fight for what they believe in. The four sisters worked together in order to make a difference, all putting a bountiful amount of courage, some more than others, so that they can put an end to

Similar Essays

Courage Essay

584 words - 2 pages What is courage? Is it the huge adrenaline rush one feels when doing something? Is it something one does and others cannot or will not do? Is it the feel of going into battle facing death and victory at the same time? Is it going to a Casino, risking one's life fortune for double or nothing? In fact, courage is all of these factors put into one. These are all different types of courage.The Oxford dictionary defines 'Courage' as:1. The ability to

Courage Essay

1141 words - 5 pages Macquarie Dictionary defines as; "The quality of mind that enables one to encounter difficulties and danger with firmness or without fear; bravery" To Kill a Mockingbird: Courage Macquarie Dictionary defines courage as, "The quality of mind that enables one to encounter difficulties and danger with firmness or without fear; bravery". According to Atticus Finch though, courage is, "Courage is when you know

Courage Essay 795 Words

795 words - 3 pages I heard the word many times before in my life, but this time my dad said it to me as me as something I lack. "Son, you aint got no courage? Did I raise you like that?" At that moment, as I heard those words I wiped the tears from my face, turned my back from my parents, handed my boarding pass to the strange lady dressed in blue walked into a towering white and gray tube with wings on the side. Strange adult men in navy blue suits and adult

Courage Essay 995 Words

995 words - 4 pages Courage is a necessity to overcome fears and achieve a desired goal. Fear is something that exists in all of us. There is no hero or any particular courageous figure that is without fear. Being fearless is not required to be courageous, one simply has to look past or overcome their fears to possess this great quality. When overcoming fears and going against the norm, there are always risks involved. There are different types of risks that