White Knight Essay

1031 Words Nov 24th, 2013 5 Pages
How’s your Hero? What is your definition of a hero? Someone you look up to? Someone that does heroic acts? Or just someone that is fictional? These are the questions to consider when trying to define a hero. People today have their own unique definition of a hero as we do not live in ancient times. In ancient times heroes were suppose to be of divine ancestries, who were endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for their bold exploits, and who were favored by the gods. According to Merriam-Webster today, a hero is a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. Throughout history tall tales have been told of ancient heroes like Hercules, Beowulf, and Moses of how they helped their people
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These three stories showed us how different a hero can be defined by people and that a cape is not always necessary. A hero does not to need to perform brave acts to be considered so or be widely known, nor be of divine ancestry for that matter. Like portrayed before, anybody can earn the title of hero because of their actions, but it takes individuality to keep that title. A hero is someone that will always be there for you when you need them. He or she will always “come to the rescue” when your down and give you a helping hand to rise up. They always try and put their best foot forward by staying loyal to you and never deceiving you. Heroes will try to inspire you to do your best and stay on the right path to success. In from Bodega Dreams Tapia says “you guys are smart enough to know that it’s up to you to become what you want to be.”(Quinonez) This had came after Sapo made a reference about Mr.Blessington. tapia was in this case was trying to be a hero to his people, in this case his students, by telling them they could do more than what was expected. All in all this is what defines a real hero. Caughey (1984) argued that heroes represent people’s ideal self-images in that they possess or exemplify qualities that individuals sense in themselves but would like to further develop or improve. (Sullivan) Yes, many may think that heroes need to perform acts of bravery to be considered great, but sometimes it is their qualities that shape

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