A woman must contain certain qualities to be qualified as an American heroine.
Nellie Bly, an American heroine displayed the characteristics one must have to obtain
this perstigious tittle. Determination, audacity and bravery are few of the many
qualities that an American heroine should posses.
One sunday in the fall of 1888, Nellie Bly got the urge to travel the globe. She imitated
the protaganist, Phileas Fogg in the book Around the World in Eighty Days written by Julia
Burns. The next morning she then persisted to ask her boss, the editor of the newspaper, The
New York World, to fund her trip. They refused perfering a male rather than a female. After a
year of rebuke she heared they had accepted a man. Instead of giving up she then threatened to
do the same at another newspaper and beat him, causing The New York World's editor to
reluctantly accept her.Nellie Bly's persistant behavior and her refusement to give up allowed her
to get what she wanted. This determination to do what ever it takes to succed and her
refusement to let anything get in her way is a quality evey woman must posses to become an
Nellie Bly set sail on the Augusta Victor on November, 14 1889. She stopped in a
numerous amount of places all over the world such as New York, Hong Kong, Port Said
and Singapore. In Port Said she was told to take something to protect her from the many
beggars. The people there carried items such as sticks to keep themselves safe.Nellie Bly
refused, saying "sticks beat more uglyness in a person than it beats it out". At another stop in
Singapore she attempted to go into a Hindu temple, but the priest did not let her in. After
seeing the priest's refusal, she then asked him asked him what nobody else would have, if
it was her gender that did not permit her to enter. Her audacity to say what she believed
and for her to speak what's on her mind is another vital quality...
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