What are some examples of courage in the movie: Hotel Rwanda?

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The fact that Paul does not turn away from his fellow human beings when so many would have done so represents a very compelling example of courageous behavior.  At the critical moment when Paul realizes that his own use of bribes and ability to smooth things over with those in...

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The fact that Paul does not turn away from his fellow human beings when so many would have done so represents a very compelling example of courageous behavior.  At the critical moment when Paul realizes that his own use of bribes and ability to smooth things over with those in the position of power will not work, he opens up his hotel and houses over a thousand people who would have otherwise faced death as a result of the brutality that surrounds them.  Paul demonstrated courage because he does exactly what others around him does not do, representing the type of behavior that goes "against the current."  It is compelling because in seeing his behavior, it represents the very type of actions that we, if placed in that situation, could only hope to emulate.  At the same time, it is courageous because of the awareness that so many others did not display such behavior or could not do so.  In the mass graves that surround the hotel and the people in it, Paul's courage of trying to create a shelter from the storm is the very essence of the form of courage that proves to be compelling.

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