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  • Heroes From People
    698 words
    Growing up as a child in America I did not have a hero. Although I was exposed through my own reading and television to many revered and "famous" people, I never aspired to be like any particular individual. I looked at people's accomplishments and achievements, as remarkable as they might have been, as normal. I saw their feats as something that I myself can achieve if I made an effort. I remember my friend, Ben, always talking about Charles Barkley, a legendary basketball player. He would foll...
  • Culture Of Your Hero
    286 words
    "HERO " What makes a person a hero? Is it the firefighter who gets into a burning building because he thinks that there may be someone in there? Is it the basketball star that has used his fame and fortune to develop an after school program for kids in his hometown? Is it the teacher whose dedication to her students helps them not only learn about history, math and science, but also what it means to be a good person and to care for others? In this paper I'm going to talk about what I think a her...
  • True Hero
    603 words
    HERO The true definition of hero is a man of distinguished valor. Bravery, courage, intrepidity, boldness, daring, and prowess in war are a heroes characteristics. However a hero is understood to be different to everyone. To one person he may be the greatest being who ever lived, but to another he may just be a normal, average man. For example, a child who has lost his poor puppy may think of it's rescuer as a savior. His hero could be none other than a mere gentlemen who saw the missing compani...
  • Crane's Attitude Toward War
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    Essay - The Outrage of War In literature, similar themes are portrayed in many different ways, mostly according to the time period they were written in. A new generation of writers came of age after the civil war, known as the realists. They dominated American fiction from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. They took their ideas from the slums of the rapidly growing cities at that time, from the factories replacing farmland, and from the every day common people: poor fac...
  • Greek Hero
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    In the Iliad, Homers heroes exhibit many symbolic attributes of heroism, maliciousness, and acquisition to the gods. To be a hero one has to be, quick in battle and always show courage. To honor the men who came before them and to keep his sons from being shamed by their fathers memory is to show true heroism. What disgrace! Look at you, carrying on in the armies muster just like boys fools! (2.400-401) In their heroism they show how they are vengeful against any and all enemies who oppose their...
  • Fire At Lou's Apartment Complex
    726 words
    As a person grows so do the things they hold dear to themselves and the things they look up to. Heroes take many forms when we are children, from the comic book superhero to the imaginary friend. As we grow from children to young adults our heroes change to those more tangible, movie stars or athletes. When we reach adulthood, the definition of hero becomes clear and our heroes become those that we love and can look up to. It took me a while to realize it but my hero is an 83 year old woman. In ...
  • Trait Of A True Hero
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    A hero is someone that helps others no matter what the situation. There are many qualities that a hero must posses such as bravery, courage, strength, intelligence and honor. These qualities alone are not enough to make a hero. They must also be pure at heart, fight for the good of mankind and only fight when it is to protect the people and not out of revenge. Beowulf is everything a hero should be, but contains a few qualities that a hero should not posses. When Beowulf sailed with his men to H...
  • My Parents As True Heroes
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    Do you qualify In today's modern times we hear the word hero all of the time. The news media throws the term around as if it is an everyday word. What exactly is a hero Who, or what, can be classified as a heroic The correct definition of the word hero is: One invested with heroic qualities in the opinions of others. That is a fine definition for books and intellectual minds. To the average person, however, a hero is much more. To better understand what a heroic quality is it may be easier to de...
  • True Personal Hero
    510 words
    Heroes are a product of a societys perception of someone to be praised and adored. The definition of a hero is dependent on that societys beliefs, laws and taboos. Heroes have had changing roles since man wrote his story, and all have been the embodiment of each society, each civilizations ideals. Sometimes a hero arises that seems unusual, but because of the current situation is perfect. Chauncey Gardiner was this hero. In Jerzy Kosinskis book Being There, Chauncey was a simple man who knew onl...
  • My True Heroes
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    In all societies, heroes are the product of a society's perception of someone to be praised and adored; therefore, the definition of a hero is to some degree dependent on a specific society's beliefs, laws, and interests. Universally, however, I believe all men and women in all societies and of all ages need heroes. For young people, heroes can demonstrate direction and provide examples for how life can be. They can also show the different opportunities that are available for those who try. For ...

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