A hero stands up for what they believe is right, no tater the outcome or the consequences. Tactics Finch, Scout’s father in “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a hero because he had the courage to defend someone who was helpless in a society full of racism. To defend a black man in court during this time period was extremely dangerous. While Tactics could have looked the other way and saved himself from a very stressing and physically dangerous situation, he chose to help Tom and tried to prevented a major injustice, He obviously didn’t agree with the injustice that was directed to Tom, only because he was black.
Tactics said to Gem, “There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son, I wish could keep ‘me all away from you. That’s never possible. “Tactics has an extreme amount of courage to stand up for what is right all while being ridiculed by his friends. Tactics said, “l wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage sis man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin nap. ‘ay and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubos won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.
According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew” It takes not only a courageous man to do what Tactics did, but also a wise and honorable man. Romeo Dallier is a now retired Canadian General. In 1994, he was the head of the LAMINAR peacekeeping mission in Rwanda when the Hut people committed mass genocide and killed over 800,000 of the Tutsis minority. Dallier uncovered weapons caches and warned the LINE leaders about an impending attack, but they refused at his request to send more peacekeepers.
The Huts killed 10 Belgian guards, leading to Belgium withdrawal from Rwanda and leaving the General with only 500 men to defend an entire country full of Tutsis. Dallier had an incredible amount of perseverance to not back down and keep fighting against all odds. Mere you are born should not dictate your potential as a human being,” is a well known quote from Dallier, and it demonstrates his understanding and empathy to people from not just Rwanda, but from all over the world who never get a chance to reach their dreams because they were born into poverty and war, He cried out for justice asking”Are all humans human?
Or are some more human than others? ” Tactics Pinch and Romeo Dallier are very similar in the sense that both of them possess incredible amounts of courage. Tactics wouldn’t back down when everybody was threatening him and calling him names. He just knew that it was the right thing to do. Tactics could have denied defending Tom Robinson as it would severely damage his reputation among whites, and would place him and his family in danger.
In Rwanda, when General Dallier was in immediate threat Of being killed and overrun, he wouldn’t surrender or compromise. He easily could have fled with everyone else, and never looked back at all the people Who had relied on him and had entrusted their lives to him, but he kept pushing forward and never lost hope. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes, and feel what they’re feeling. Tactics showed empathy to Tom Robinson by treating him as the good man he was.
He fairly and justly represented him, and Tactics felt for him. A show of Tactics’ understanding of empathy is a quote from the book where he said, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. ” General Dallier also showed an excellent display of empathy to the Tutsis and treating them as he would have treated his brothers and sisters, He fought along side them, lived with them, felt for them. He told a reporter, “Rwanda will never ever leave me.
It’s in the pores to my body. My soul is in those hills, my spirit is with the spirits of all those people who were slaughtered and killed that I know of, and many that I didn’t know. Fifty to sixty thousand people walking in the rain and the mud to escape being killed, and seeing a person there beside the road dying. We saw lots of them dying. And lots of those eyes still haunt me, angry eyes or innocent eyes, no laughing eyes. But the worst eyes that haunt me are the eyes of those people who were totally bewildered. Tactics Pinch and General Romeo Dallier are both excellent role models and ideal examples of heroes. Maybe not everyone will save thousands of innocent civilians, or defend a wrongly accused man in court, but eve all have it in us, somewhere to be a hero. If more people would realize that, the world would be a much better place, with people willing to take a stand for their freedom and morals. These are just a few of the many men that we should look up to and learn from. They certainly deserve our respect as heroes.