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Joan Of Arc
By: Hannah E.
Other, Grade 9



There came a time in my life where I realized that I was no longer that same old girl I had been for twelve years. I was in fact, I was on my way to become a woman in the world all around me.
I began to truly appreciate the women around me who have worked so hard to bring change to the world and create a better place for them and those who lived after them to grow.
The one problem I found in writing this essay is picking a woman that I think is the most notable woman this year.
However after a lot of research and thinking, I think I have finally realized who is my greatest hero of all, the great French heroine, Joan of Arc.
Joan's faith in the world around her lead the peasant girl out of the fields and into the battle plains against the British who had occupied her homeland for so long.
Many people think that Joan was insane to heed the voices that told her to free her country from British rule, but I believe that it is not the sanity of Joan that is what makes her so special.
Whether Joan was in fact a bit of her head is not the matter at hand. Joan of Arc freed her country after so many fearsome warriors had tried and she did it, even though she was just a poor peasant girl.
I know that the spirit of Joan will live on, because it will live on in me. I know that I can follow my heart and I will one day fufill my ambition to make a difference in the world. I will show people who live on after I am gone that people really can make a difference in world.




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