My Hero Is Chiang Kai-Shek
The essay is examines how Chiang Kai-shek is my hero. In life there are those personalities we believe are our hero; this refers to a man who has portrayed distinguished characters in terms of ability, courage, knowledge, leadership among other positive attributes that leaves other individuals to admire him for their brave acts as well as noble attributes.
Chiang Kai-shek was born in 31 October 1887 and became a well known military in the 20th century. Additionally he was very instrumental in the party Kuomintang (Jay 12). He later unified China and became the leader, he tried to fight communist. “Chiang Kai-shek is my hero because of his spirit of perseverance, fearlessness, and patriotism” as he practiced all these during his life time.
One main noble quality that Chiang depicted throughout his life is perseverance. He was a man full of determination and firmness. It is evident that even after being defeated by the communists, he did not relinquish his power. Rather he went to exile in an island in Taiwan and still ruled china. Additionally, military training school do have a lot of physical exercises that one can easily surrender, but on his side, Chiang was full of determination and perseverance that he later graduated from the school and led a revolt against a dynasty which had suppressed democracy. This is summarized as, “Don’t be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor.” (Fenby 472)
On the same note, Chiang was a fearless person. It usually takes courage and bravery to come and in fact decide to topple an existing power, that of dynasty. Through his courage, he eventually came to the realm of the country’s leadership, China President. “There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories” (Fenby 443)
Lastly and more importantly, what makes me admire him even more was his sense of patriotism. He always saw the interest of the country being much more important than even his own family. He made sure that communist do note escape, “It is not worth is to sacrifice the interest of the country for the sake of my son” (Jay 141) He even refused to swap for imprisonment of his son in exchange for Chinese Communist Party Leader. In conclusion Chiang is my hero because of his spirit of perseverance, fearlessness and patriotism. He is one person I admire.