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Is Perry a Hero

Uploaded by btizzle4 on Mar 31, 2004

Is Perry A Hero?

A hero can be defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked his/her life. Being in a war has made many people hero’s, for an example Perry. Perry can be considered a hero because unlike others, Perry willingly went into the war. He also went into a war with a medical history and then in the war ended up saving a fellow soldier’s life. The first reason Perry is a hero is because he enlisted in the war while other fled from the draft.

First, Perry is a courageous man for entering the war. At this particular period in time, some people did everything they could to avoid going into the war. One way people could avoid the war was to flee to Canada. Brew admits to thinking about this by saying to Perry, “I almost went to Canada when I got notice to go down and register……but I didn’t have the nerve”(P. 147). Another way people fled the war was by burning their draft cards that they have received. Another way Perry is a hero is that even though he had a medical condition, he still wanted to join the army.

Second of all, Perry is a hero because even though he had a medical condition, he stilled enlisted in the army. Some people back in America didn’t even want to go to Vietnam, Perry did it with a hurt leg. This leg injury kept Perry from what he really wanted in getting training in a helicopter, so he decided to do the next best thing. Perry is not legally allowed to join the army in Vietnam but the paperwork on him is backed up so no one will know until later. We learn that the paperwork has been at camp for a while because at the end of the book a doctor says to Perry, “It was here since, oh yes, the eight of March. I guess it was late. You’re going to be sent home.”(P. 305). The last reason as to why Perry is a hero is because he saved a man’s life by risking his own.

Lastly, Perry is considered a hero because of saving a man’s life. Perry and Peewee were walking back to the extraction point when...

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Uploaded by:   btizzle4

Date:   03/31/2004

Category:   Literature

Length:   3 pages (617 words)

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