Louis Zamperini: The Definition Of Heroism

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The definition of heroism changes with the context, time, and point of view. The archetype of heroism is defined as someone who is strong, intelligent, brave, and daring. A hero usually has some type of supernatural power that helps them combat a malicious villain or force. Heroes of the past are not essentially heroes of the present, and vice versa. Upon closer and more personal consideration, many more qualities of what makes a hero become evident. Valor, honesty, selflessness, the will to persevere, and someone who is above all hatred are just a few overlooked and “more recent” qualities of what it takes to be a hero.
Beyond Louis Zamperini’s reputation of a war hero, he comes home to embody the persona of an everyday hero. With his moving

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