A Hero As A Hero

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“Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.” -Ricky Martin- Having the courage to solve problems or having the mindset to help someone, takes part in defining someone as a hero. Heroes can be everyday citizens that face challenges for the well being of others because they want to see a change in the way they are running their lives or the way things are happening around them.
Heroes can be everyday people with the mindset to help others. Throughout their journey, they develop fears that might later become their challenges.
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Jennifer Lawrence, a 27 year old actress and feminist leads many young girls and boys by her most popular role as Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” movies. She has a foundation called the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation that raises money to donate to many charities including the Kids Cancer Alliance, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the St. Mary’s Center. She shows people of any age the path that they can take to change the lives of struggling children or civilians. Since she is very influential towards people because of being candid, she has people that look up to her and want to be like her when they grow up because they see her success. She empowers women of all ages by saying that they too can accomplish whatever their hearts desire. Another example of a hero is Beatrice “Tris” Prior of the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Tris is a fictional character that struggles through many challenges emotionally and physically. In the series, she believes that she doesn’t belong in her home of Abnegation, a place where people are selfless and put others before themselves. So, she joins Dauntless where she learns about bravery and along the way picks up some knowledge on how to be selfless. She protects people with the combat skills she possesses even though she put her life at risk. She loses her family along the way and has to learn to face challenges that involve them not …show more content…
Adolf Hitler believed that he was improving the world by getting rid of Jewish people although they did nothing. Hitler ended thousands of lives because he believed that they did not fit his standards. If anyone was not German with blond hair, blue eyes and light skin, they were immediately sent away because they were not worthy enough. In the eyes of his followers, Hitler was a hero because he was a “hero” that was “protecting” the lives of his citizens. But, in the eyes of the people who saw the true him, the person filled with hatred and malice they saw his scheme. His scheme of ending the lives of hundreds of innocent Jewish people who had no idea what they had done wrong. His dictatorship was seen across the world because of the lives that he had ended. Another example of a non hero was Hilly Holbrook from The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Hilly believed that by keeping the lives of her maids and her help separate, the lives of the white people in Jackson, Mississippi were going to get better. But, it only made it worse. She stirred up issues between the friendly maids. She made the white employers fire their help because they did not cooperate. But, how could they if they had no say in what they were able to do in their everyday lives. She gives herself all the power which prevents people from intervening. She is not a hero because she was selfish and only cared about herself. She

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