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.
Hero’s aren’t Invisible I have only ever seen hero’s in movies and have never really thought about what a real hero is to me. Is it the teacher who helped me the most throughout high school, and help me succeed? Is it my mom who has always been there for me no matter what, through thick and thin? Is it the men and woman who are sworn to protect this country with their lives?
Some people think that the only traits that a Hero has to have is that he is strong and looks good. But that is only part of the traits of a good hero or that a hero is supposed to have. Heroes have to be daring and willing to do things that other people may not want to do like in the Odyssey he choses to go to the cyclops house and know body else is willing to do it it. Also, they have to be smart and clever for example at the beginning Odysseus makes the Trojan horse to get into the city and also he puts bee’s wax into his crews ears so they won’t be lured to their death by the singing Sirens. Finally, he has to be strong in the heart because Calypso wanted him to stay with her and be immortal but he declined saying he wanted to go back to his homeland and back to his wife and son he has never seen.
Have you ever wondered what sets apart a hero from everyone else? Heroes are all around us, wherever we go. Not all of them wear capes or have superpowers, because it is what they strive to do in their life that defines them. Famous tennis player Arthur Ashe once said “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
A hero is many things. He is courageous, has perseverance, humble, modest, and committed. A real hero usually is an ordinary person that, when face-to-face with Death, rises to the occasion and acts bravely with no regard to his or her own life, just the others that surround them. Heroes do not necessarily need to have superpowers, be rich, have a special suit, or be expected to do something incredible. They act on instinct, faith, hope, and selflessness, to help people, not to seek fame for their action.
Heroism Who is your hero? It may be your dad or, perhaps another family member, one that you have known your whole life as a hero. Maybe it is a fictional character. A person that you don't know or have never seen, but still you think of them as a hero.
Raldo Waldo Emerson once said. “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.” My personal definition of a hero is someone who does great things for their community or country without expecting anything in return. My personal hero is my dad because he works in construction outside every day in the heat or cold and he comes home exhausted from work to make dinner for me, my mom, and himself. He even deals with all of my craziness and silliness.
A hero is someone who puts their life on the line for others expecting nothing in return. A hero has characteristics they show and three of these are bravery and courage, wisdom, and the ability to keep going no matter what challenges they face. The movies Jack Reacher and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol contain two main characters that are great examples of a hero. Jack Reacher and Ethan Hunt both portray heroic characteristics.
Everyone has a personal hero, most recent arguments have introduced ideas of celebrities being the new hero, and some have wondered who is considered heroes today. Being a hero these days doesn’t mean you are someone with special powers, or someone that has saved lives, but anyone can be labeled a hero. The word hero is often used by young kids naming someone they appreciate or wish to be such as famous singers, actors, and sport players. What is a hero to everyone, is that hero really a hero, and who is really considered to be a hero? Celebrities such as singers, actors, and models, what are they to the people of the unknown?
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” This was a quote by Christopher Reeve. Not everyone can be a hero, you must have certain qualities and values that make you a hero in someones eyes. My hero is Logic also known as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II he is a very well known 28 year old rapper, songwriter, and producer. This is my hero because we share very similar values and had a similar upbringing.