This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Deleted this example:
- Martin Luther King. This troper dares you to find somebody else that can "have a dream" and rock the entire world with it.
But there was nothing unintentional about Dr. King's successes or his contribution to those of the civil rights movement, so he doesn't belong on this
I removed this:
Rosa Parks did not do "something big," she did something very small (and was not the first to do so, either), but the action became a rallying point for something that became very big. The Scopes Monkey trial would be another example of something very small being turned into the crisis point between two large movements. There's probably a trope about this all to itself.