Definition Essay: What Makes A True Hero?

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People all around the world define heroes differently, some demand a certain sacrifice, while others look at more simple things, like moral actions. The Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus defines a hero as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” The word comes from the Greek word, hērōs. Its first recorded use in English dates back to the 14th century. Synonyms of the word include, god, idol, icon, exemplar, ideal, and model. Some of its antonyms include, ordinary, coward, villain, criminal, and loser. A hero is often idealised by hundreds of people. For example, the people of the UAE always keep their hero, Sheikh Zayed in their prayers. I think that people define heroes differently, because the idea of a…show more content…
In my opinion a true hero is brave, altruistic, compassionate, moral, and is determined to make a change in the world. I was attracted to two transcend peace hereos, Andrew Benson Greene, Jr. and Candace Lynne Lightner, because they both represented the qualities I see a true hero in, they were both determined to change the lives of others, by helping them overcome the life tragedies and crisis that they have been through, whether it was from unacceptable judgment toward drunk drivers hit and run's or by the effects of war and the violent environment. Candace Lightner or Candy Lightner as others call her, was famous for finding a noble organization called Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). There are a number of reasons to why, she created it. Firstly, as an outraged mother, who lost her 13 years old daughter, due to a tragic struck from behind accident by a…show more content…
and Hanson. D., Greene and Lightner are both two great heroes who even though came from two different worlds, Greene from a small village in Africa, and Lightner from California, they fought for a peaceful environment with integrity, Greene by training the youth and educating them about peace and Lightner by raising awareness about drunk driving consequences and how laws should be

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