An extremely popular film, titled American Sniper, was released just last year. Chris Kyle is the main character in this incredible true story. In a flashback, his father said, “There are three types of people in the world: the sheep, the wolf, and the sheepdog. The sheep are the people that depend on everyone to protect and look after them. The wolf is the man who try to bring down society and make life unbearable for the sheep. The sheepdog is a rare breed, they stand up to the wolf, and stand up for the sheep” (Eastwood). In other words, sheep depend on the protection of others to stay alive. The wolves are the criminals who try to harm the dependent people. And the sheepdog are simply… the heros. Of all the incredible traits that construct
Many relate heroes to those who save people, who puts themselves in direct danger to help save people from danger
There are many characteristics a hero must possess. A hero may be thought of as an individual who has super-power abilities and wears an iconic cape (symbolic cape.) On the contrary, a hero may be thought of a sneaky and sleek vigilante. However, oftentimes sensationalizing heroes isn't necessary because they take the form of everyday people among us. Even though Jonas from “The Giver” by Lois Lowry is the perfect example of a regular person, he is a hero as he demonstrates traits of bravery, selflessness, and integrity. By using examples of Jonas’ actions and how they positively affect the society he lives in, it will be shown that heroes are not the macho men we assume them to be, but they are common and everyday people. The Giver is about
Heroes put others before themselves and will do anything to ensure that thing’s safety. Many people have either risked their lives or have loss their lives due to trying to save others. An example of this would be the man in the red bandana or Welles Crowther. Crowther was working in the twin towers as planes were crashing into them. Crowther could have ran away from the other people when the planes hit, but he chose not to spare himself, but to save others and sacrifice his own life. In the documentary, The Man in the Red Bandana, which talks about a common hero who gave up his life to save others, it states,” Instinct grabbed him and he immediately tried to save lives.’’ This quote shows how Crowther, by nature, helps people. Also how he
When you hear the term “Hero”, you often imagine a person with a cape flying across town, a person with superpowers fighting unusual looking monsters to help keep your community safe. As a child or even at an older age, you’re asked about one person that you admire. You may look up to that particular person because of the journey they have decided to take. You follow in their footsteps, because they’ve showed you who they were, who they wanted to become, and who they became. I never considered myself a hero, but Joseph Campbell would have said otherwise. After reading Campbell’s concept “The Hero’s Journey”, I have realized that everyone is indeed a hero. Throughout this whole reading, I will talk about two important occurrences in my life,
A presentation written by Zimbardo and titled What Makes a Hero states, “Seventy-two percent report helping another person in a dangerous emergency. Sixteen percent report whistle blowing on an injustice. Six percent report sacrificing for a non-relative or stranger. Fifteen percent report defying an unjust authority” (4). Zimbardo shows statistics done from a report that support the fact that the majority of heroes are selfless. In this report, it is shown that they put others before themselves because they helped in a dangerous situation or sacrificed something. Zimbardo adds this in his presentation to show the different ways in which one can be a hero. In conclusion, all of these people had one thing in a
In the words of Christopher Reeves, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere in spite of overwhelming obstacles”. Heroes are not born, it is someone they become. It is not determined by how they look, but by what what they do, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Heroes are willing to help others by acting quickly, often times just being ordinary people rising above their situation to do extraordinary things, without the expectation of fame and glory.
Being heroic is not easy. As hero’s, people receive hate and criticism for basically whatever is done; It is just how society works. People can make YouTube videos trying to get people to donate to an animal shelter and still get more dislikes and hate than appreciation. It is just how society works. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” This speech by Christopher Reeve adds on to points about heroism not being easy. Heroism takes a steady mind as well as awareness on what goes into it when you do something worthy.
Oliver Stone once said “Heroes are everyday, common people.” Many people think of Batman, or Superman when they hear the word hero, but there are other heroes than just the ones who have superpowers. Although the most acclaimed heroes may be the comic book characters, but ordinary people are heroes too. The heroes in real life are the normal everyday people who have courage, bravery, determination, and generosity; people like Harry Swimmer or Christopher Reeves are heroes. The exclusive traits someone possesses is what makes a normal person a hero.
Heroes search for the overall benefit for the public, not for only their own interests. Mary Angelou once said, “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” I feel this quote accurately explains what one of the main goals for heroes are. Making this world a general healthy place for the future generations is a huge task. When one takes up this task, it’s not for him or herself, but for the public. In Oliver Stone’s “Where I Find My Heroes” he states that heroes are the perfect example of virtue; that “we must allow our young
Have you ever thought about what makes a hero a hero? Heroes are usually pictured as strong, muscular men in tights, but that is not at all what they are. Heroes can also be women or someone scrawny. Heroes are not limited to fighting crime like policemen; they are much more. Heroism is ordinary people doing extraordinary actions, people who follow their hearts in order to do good, but they are not always popular.
“If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you are going to turn out. It is really important to have the right heroes.” – Warren Buffet. Many people are looking for heroes in wrong places, and misunderstanding the term hero itself. Strength, bravery, courage, and honesty are the things most people think when the name hero pops. Doing a brave task, being a doctor, being a rich person, or even having a certain name does not make you a hero. It is very hard to describe a hero but a simple description of a true hero is a person that is being true to himself, does things that has to be done no matter what the circumstances are, never afraid to do what is right, and gives the best sincerely. In my point of view, true heroes exist in our world, and they are needed to protect us from the society we are living in and ourselves.
Courage and bravery are undoubtedly an admirable trait that most heroes possess. It is about overcoming the challenges, and not losing faith in yourself. Bravery and Courage in Cancer Patients are comparable to Civil Heroism in terms of courage, where the individual may not be trained to deal with the situation that guides the individual towards the heroic action. Cancer is a vicious beast that has devastating ability to put an individual down; from the moment of being diagnosed, and going through all the assessments and treatments. Despite facing the illness uncertainty, these individuals must possess the courage to motivate them to stay positive despite their circumstances. Heroism can be as personal as fighting one’s own battle to defeat cancer, trying one’s hardest to fight the disease, and never losing hope of finding a cure, and continue to persevere and pursue treatments despite the tremendous difficulties.
Romain Rolland once said: “A hero is a man who does what he can.” Everyday you might pass a hero walking down the street and you may not realize it; a hero can be anyone of any age, race, or gender. Heroism is being ready and willing to fight for others, and having courage by showing determination and exceeding expectations, not having powers with a cape, good lucks, and muscles to go along with it.
There are many examples of what heroes are not or can’t do. Heroes are not abnormal people. If someone is wearing a cape or has powers, they are not a hero. Nevertheless, heroes are normal people, not people like Batman or Superman. Secondly heroes cannot be impolite to other people. Even if a person is someone who does good, if they are rude and selfish they are not a hero. To put it all together, people cannot be heroes if they are abnormal or are not nice