Thesis: What motivates us to do heroic deeds is the reward that you get from doing it and the way the deed affects the people around you.
Key point 1: The reward at the end motivates us.
“You yellow dogs thought I would not make it home from the land of Troy” (Homer)
“We’re probably gonna die anyway so let's go” (Chuck)
Key point 2:The deed’s effect of the people around us.
“Man, I haven't felt this good since I got to this hellhole” (Finkle)
“Her white arms pressed him as though forever” (Homer)
Finkel, David. The Good Soldiers. Collections: Close Reader, Grade 9. Ed. Kylene Beers, et al. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 113-120. Print.
Homer. Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fitzgerald. Collections: Grade 9. Ed. Kylene Beers, et al. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 371-416. Print.
Chuck, Elizabeth, Nancy Ing, and Phil Helsel. "Three Americans Hailed as Heroes For Stopping Train Attack." NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 22 Aug. 2015. Web. 24 Jan. 2017. <http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/french-train-attack/three-americans-hailed-heroes-stopping-train-attack-n414206>.