BRAVE LADIES FICTIONAL AND REAL
Added on: 9th Jun 2015
Forgiveness takes courage. Despite her circumstances,
Anne found peace by forgiving the Nazis for their
anti-Semitic atrocities and still having faith in the
goodness of humanity.
For two years, this courageous woman risked her life by
providing the Frank family with food, news, and friendship.
She continued to fight for the family after their capture by
bribing the police to release them, but to no avail. Had she
not safeguarded the diaries, Anne’s story might have
never been published.
Known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” this young nurse
Tended to wounded soldiers on the front lines during the
grittiest Civil War battles. Her experiences led her to found
the Red Cross in 1881. In addition to her nursing
accomplishments, she also taught school at a time
when most teachers were male.
This girl’s on fire. Not only did she volunteer as tribute to
Save her little sister from almost certain death, but she
also survived The Hunger Games and found a way to show the
Capitol she wasn’t just a pawn in its games.
MARIA VON TRAPP
Being sent away from home to work as a governess for
Seven notoriously difficult children is enough to make
anyone afraid. Add some angry Nazis into the mix and you
have a sure fire horror story. No matter what problems
she and her family faced, Maria’s confidence and optimistic
attitude never faltered.
Imagine living in a dark, quiet world. This was the only reality
Helen Keller knew after a fever left her deaf and blind as an
infant. In spite of these obstacles, she learned to communicate
using signals and was eventually able to speak, going on to
become a famous speaker and author.
Would you be willing to face insults and threats from a
screaming mob to obtain an education? Ruby Bridges did
just that at the tender age of 6 when she became the first
African-American student to attend an all-white elementary
school in the South. Only one instructor agreed to teach
Ruby, who was the only child in her class because parents
threatened to send their children elsewhere, and four federal
marshals escorted her to and from class each day.
Through her act of valour, she paved the way for
integration in other schools.
It sounds like something out of a work of fiction, but this
courageous woman’s story is indeed real. During World War II,
Irena Sendler smuggled more than 2,500 Jewish children out
of the Warsaw Ghetto, where she worked as a plumbing and
sewer specialist. The Nazis eventually caught her, broke her
arms and legs, and beat her severely. She had kept a record of
all the children she helped and buried it in a glass bottle under
a tree, which she later dug up and used to help reunite
family members who had been torn apart.