Brothers Are The Same
The New World Dictionary defines courageous as “The state of quality of mind or spirit
that enables one to face danger with self possession confidence, and resolution; bravery.”
Just like kids standing up to their bully and telling them to stop after many years of pain.
In the short story “ Brothers Are The Same”, by Beryl Markham, Medoto proves to be
such a character. His audacious domineer made Temas believe he thought dissatisfactory
of him. This manipulated him to letting his nerves get the most of him, when he fought
to be warrior.
The first way that Medoto showed his undaunted side was when he sought out his
jealously “ My comrade, we who are Masai know the saying, a man asks not the motives
of a friend, but demands reason from his enemy. It is a just demand . If until now, I have
seemed your enemy, it was because I feared you would be braver than I, for when I
fought my lion my knees trembled and my heart was white, until that charge was made.”
(369). This comment was vigorously instructed, so he knew he felt highly of him. Medoto
routinely played on his fears of losing respect from others. He knew if Temas didn’t
learn this, he would forever doubt himself.
Another way that Medoto showed courageousness was when he proved how he felt to
Temas, no matter how hard it was for him. “He smiled. It is no good to lie, I wanted you
to fail, but when I saw you hesitate I could not bear it because I remembered my own
hour of fear. It was then I threw the stone, not to shame you, but to save you from
shame.” (369) He was brave enough to tell him, he himself was scared. Even if it meant
him losing the name of the man and warrior
Finally, Medoto‘s dauntlessness took a dire and treacherous turn when he
deviously gave the girl of his dreams to Temas. He did this because he proves himself
A warrior and a man. “If in his battle the young Temas proved himself...