Amelia Earhart

by Caeley from San Diego

Before she flew across the Atlantic in 1928 ( ())
Before she flew across the Atlantic in 1928 ( ())

"Believe you can and you're halfway there" (BrainyQuote). This quote from Theodore Roosevelt briefly describes Amelia Earhart's mindset and motives. Throughout Earhart's lifetime, she has inspired many people to believe in themselves and chase after their dreams, no matter the opposition. A common thing people do is listen to others and rely on them. Three qualities that make Amelia a hero would be self confidence, bravery, and determination. It's not easy being told you're not enough, but she moved past it and ended up pursuing her dream of being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart accomplished many things, throughout her lifetime: she broke the woman's record for flying up 14,000 feet, achieved third place in the "First Women's Air Derby", was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, published a book called 20 Hours 40 Minutes, took a flight around the world, and so much more (The Official Website of Amelia Earhart). Amelia Earhart resembles bravery because of what she went through to get as far as she did. Not only has she shown people that they can do anything that they put their minds to, but has also shown them that other people's opinions don't matter. ". . . Earhart forever changed and shaped the Aeronautic World" ("Amelia Earhart,Women's Hero). She made a huge impact on many people and changed many people's perspectives on life. She went through so much judgement in order to pursue her dreams. Amelia Earhart is a hero because she showed many how to accomplish their dreams, without letting other things get in the way. She did what no woman was brave enough to do, she put her mind to it and became what she wanted to become: the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia made a huge impact on most people, by showing them that no matter who you are, you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it. "Amelia Earhart was a world famous American aviatrix whose courageous exploits and plucky personality made her an international hero . . ." (Amelia Earhart). She proved to many that it's not all about how people portray us, it's how we portray ourselves. One needs to believe in themselves in order to succeed, and that is exactly what Earhart did. Overall, Amelia taught us that we should be the best we can be and do the best we can do without letting other things get in the way.

Amelia getting her reward for breaking the record ( ())
Amelia getting her reward for breaking the record ( ())

Often times, women are told that men are superior toward them. She resembles not only bravery, but determination as well. Earhart showed us that anyone, male or female, no matter what background you come from, you're capable of doing whatever you want to do. ". . . Amelia Earhart, led the way for women to valiantly break the mold and grab some of the fun from the boys" (Amelia Earhart: Women's Hero). She had always dreamt of being the first woman to ride solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but was fearful of all of the judgement she was getting. She taught everyone not to care what others think, and has also showed them that they should do what makes them happy. She inspired many people and made it a long way throughout her lifetime, which is truly an example of someone that everyone can look up to: ". . . She also set a number of speed and altitude records and was awarded numerous high level honors and awards . . ." (Amelia Earhart). That quote explains that she has accomplished quite a lot throughout her lifetime. Earhart taught us that we're capable of anything we put our minds to. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are or what situations we're in, as long as we're devoted to what we love and want to spend the rest of our lives doing it. Overall, she taught us to surround ourselves with people who love us and care about us, which should be enough to help us get through our tribulations, as well as pursue our dreams.

When she returned from the Atlantic Ocean ( ())
When she returned from the Atlantic Ocean ( ())

Overall, Amelia Earhart taught us that we shouldn't judge people based off of what they look like, nor should we pay attention to the stereotypes that are often given towards the different genders. She was judged a countless number of times, but was incredibly strong and made it through. That's exactly why she's someone everyone can look up to and acknowledge, as well as follow after her example. Amelia once said, "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward" (BrainyQuote). This quote briefly describes her experience, as well as the many of the problems she had to face. Amelia Earhart deserves to be known as a hero because of her persistence, determination, self confidence, and bravery.

Works Cited

"Amelia Earhart." Amelia Earhart. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.


"Amelia Earhart: Women's Hero." Horizons Newspaper. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr.


"Amelia Earhart Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 12 May 2016.

"The Official Website of Amelia Earhart." The Official Website of Amelia Earhart.

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"Theodore Roosevelt Quote." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 12 May 2016.

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Last edited 9/24/2018 8:02:56 PM

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