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What does the following quote mean? "The bravest of individuals are the ones who...

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jake2 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 11, 2008 at 3:54 AM via web

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What does the following quote mean? "The bravest of individuals are the ones who obeys his or her conscience". What are two short stories that support the quotation?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 11, 2008 at 5:28 AM (Answer #1)

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I answered what the quotation means in the link listed below. As for short stories that support it, John in "By the Waters of Babylon", Reverend Hooper in "The Minister's Black Veil" and Sylvia in "The White Heron would be my choices.

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oyatola | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 14, 2009 at 12:01 PM (Answer #2)

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I think it means something surrounding making better choices in lif. One needs to think before they act or your consience will be there to haunt you. Brave people own up to the responsibility of listening to their conscience.  Jane Eyre, The Crucible and Of Mice Of Men are all related to this quote.  Literary elements such as action that rises, lots of irony that is dramatic and forshadowing is ever present as well.

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brigetteh555 | Student , Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 4, 2010 at 7:49 AM (Answer #3)

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what the great burning mean

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