“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of their strength, but by the strength of their heart.” A hero is a person that does something to help or they can also save someone 's life. One example of, being a hero is Darry because he takes care of Ponyboy and Sodapop. Another example, of being a hero is Johnny when he saved Ponyboy and the little kids. A further example, of being a hero is Ponyboy when he also saved the little kid’s life and when he wanted to take the blame for killing Bob. Yes any of the greasers can be a hero by just doing one little thing and they don’t even realize that they are a hero.
Heroism is sometimes an essential part of humanity, though those who possess it are rare. How can we have heros if every individual is capable of exceptional leadership and skill? The story The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald, is a tale of wandering for a character named Odysseus. Throughout his journey he begins to understand the meaning of sacrifice, learn the characteristics of wisdom, and truly discover what it means to be relentlessly determined. He often comes face to face with the wrath of Greek Gods, but always discovers a way in which he can return home as well as protect his beloved crewmates. Any reader should be able to take away the lessons being taught, as well as received, by a brave leader like
Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Being a hero doesn’t mean being “super”, it means having the courage to run towards danger when everybody else is running away from it. Heroism is the courage, the bravery to risk his/her life in order to save somebody else’s.
American actor Christopher Reeve once quoted, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" (Brainy Quote). Not only did he play a hero as Superman, he truly became one in his personal life. After becoming a quadriplegic Reeve became a spokesperson for people with spinal cord injuries. A hero is a person one admires because of the qualities and selfless actions they exemplify to overcome adversity and inspire others. Heroism is apparent in literature, history, and in our own life. In Suzanne Collins book The Hunger Games, the heroic character of Katniss Everdeen is an example of strength and perseverance against death. Baseball legend Jackie Robinson became a hero when
“Heroes are made in the hour of defeat.” This quote, by the late Mahatma Gandhi, who was an Indian activist, perfectly encapsulates the meaning of a hero. A hero is someone who stands up for what he or she believes in, and confronts the evils that the person may face, no matter how big or small those evils may be. This is exhibited in both Harper Lee's Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird, and Markus Zusac's Hans Hubberman and Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief. Just like the quote eludes to, these characters stay resilient even when there seems to be no hope. Atticus stands up against a racist and unjust society. Hans Hubberman helps to fight back against the racist, anti-Semitic, and unfair Nazi Germany. And Liesel, supports and takes care of the poor as well as her friends. For these reasons, Hans,
A hero is a person who overcomes their fears to fight for what is right. A person who fights for change. Heroes are everywhere. Heroes can be anyone. Every hero is a unique person with feelings and families. An example of a hero is Minerva Mirabal, who fights in the Dominican Republic for change. She fights the dictator Trujillo and the rest of the regime with her life. In Julia Alvarez’s historical novel In the Time of the Butterflies, Minerva is characterized as both an individual and a martyr.
longer followed by feelings of guilt that papa’s moralistic Christian worldview provoked in her earlier. Even though his teenage romance does not end happily from kambili’s viewpoint, her relationship with father Amadi is a strongly empowering one: not only does it allow her to find her sexual identity, but it also allows her to find a more tolerant and liberal interpretation, of religiousness and, above all, the courage of questioning. Later, father Amadi, with his tender and supportive attitude, becomes a new masculine authority for kambili, who believes that “his word is true” (302). Kambili’s admiration of father Amadi signals yet again her desperate need for a father figure.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” (Joseph Campbell). Heroes dedicate their lives to contribute to the general welfare of society. Most of the time, the obstacle seems to big for them to handle, but they overcome it in the end. A hero can be anyone in the world. A neighbor, a child, a firefighter, or a politician. Heroes are determined, they never do anything for personal gain, and they always fight for good.
What is a hero? To most, it’s probably the classic superhero- the one with superpowers and can fly. To others, it might be a fictional character with a magic wand or a demigod in a prophecy. To some, it might be a real life person- a famous one or the ones who raised you. But a hero isn’t just defined by their superpowers or what book they come from, it’s the choice to do the right thing even if it means getting hurt in the process. Heroes don’t have to be from a book or a movie franchise. Heroes can be ordinary people thrust into impossible situations or one who sticks their neck out to save yours.
When one hears the word hero he or she would most likely think of the fictional, comic book superheroes. However, heroes are not limited to just comic books and actually do exist in real life. They may not have laser-vision or shape-shifting abilities; but instead they possess valuable assets that label them as both inspirational and influential. Yet, overall, there is no clear-cut definition of a hero and, the definition varies for each individual. In actuality, heroes come in countless forms and generally speaking, have a positive impact in either one or numerous lives, and, A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines, demonstrates how everyone has the opportunity to be a hero.
Writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell once said; “A hero is someone who has give his or her life to something bigger than oneself”. In addition to this quote, the significance of heroes in this modern society is growing, but these heroes exemplify various traits that are bold and noticeable. In fact, heroes portray simple, yet gallant traits that most things don’t have. Accordingly, today’s inspirations are highly unique, and they deliver ideals of courage and motivation to many.
A hero is someone that defies the status quo and makes a change for the better. In Mark Twain’s novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck undergoes a spiritual cleansing in a pre-Civil War time period, defying what others have told him and befriending a runaway slave, and in doing so, he acts as an archetypal hero.
In the beginning of Purple Hibiscus, Kambili adversities do not elicit talents she never knew she had, which disproves Horaces’ argument that adversity leads to positive change. Kambili imagined the door was broke and Papa was trying to fix it. On page 33 the book says “ If I imagined it. It would be true.” Kambili is delusional because she knows the noise is coming from Papa beating Mama but she acts delusional and pretends that the noise is coming from Papa fixing the broken door. Kambili has started her period and she is cramping. She is in so much pain. On page 100 the book says “ There was a red stain on the bed “. Kambili is in pain due to her period has started and she is cramping. She’s new to being on her period so she doesn’t know what to do.
“Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear as one,” said Baltasar Gracian. Not all heros wear capes or can fly. Nor do they look as imagined, they just look like ordinary people who do not always want to be cherished for their daring acts. The author of the first novel The Enemy of the seven book series is Charlie Higson who is not only an author but an english actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and a former singer. Many characters in the book The Enemy show heroism but one character that stands out above all is Achilleus who demonstrates three of the many character traits of a hero; Altruism, being caring and being tenacious.
Hero’s face challenges but don’t let it overcome them. For example, in the article Soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Lake Stevens lost his leg in the army but never let that challenge overcome him, he pushed through and did everything as if he still had two legs. He said, “ Of course, the loss of a leg changed me, but it doesn’t define me for the rest of my life.” This showing that even some of the biggest things can’t bring someone down. Also, Christopher Reeve said, “ A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in overwhelming obstacles.” Which shows that any normal person can show and be a hero, it is about the strength and willingness to help others. Bob Riley once said, “ Hard times