Heroes Definition Essay

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Who are heroes? When we hear the word “hero”, we automatically think of the characters we see in comics and movies. One doesn’t need to have extraordinary powers to be a hero. Yes, regular human beings can be a hero through their actions. Heroes often put others before themselves, shows great determination, but it doesn’t always guarantee a pleasant ending for them. Many heroes are called as “heroes” because they put others before themselves without a second thought. Their actions can either transform that person's life forever or just a little thank you. In any given time, they are selfless. Take Mulan for example, in SpringBoard P75 it says, “Mulan takes her father’s place in the Chinese army because he is hurt.” Despite the fact that females …show more content…
Whatever goal they long to reach, they are determined to achieve that goal. In the course of the fight for African American Civil Rights, Rosa Parks was strong-willed in her fight. Regardless the fact that she was criticized and even thrown to jail numerous times, she still stood her ground. Thousands of people look up to her and see her as a hero because of her unwavering persistence. Around the Civil War period, Frederick Douglass also was determined to fight for the freedom of African Americans. Even after he escaped slavery, he continues to fight for his brothers and sisters that were bond in the chains of slavery. SpringBoard says “ It was life and death in front of me. But I remained firm…” After he escape from the South, his thought of speaking to white people frightened him and out of his comfort zone. Considering that his idea of freedom was so strong, he faced his fears and gave speeches after speeches. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington and the rest of the Founding Fathers did not cease away from their goal. They were still determined even after the Americans started to lose hope in them to the countless loss of battles. The Founders were strong-minded to gain independence and be separated from Great Britain. If they gave up so long ago, America would not exist. Because heroes are determined, they are given the title as …show more content…
The outcome may not always benefit them but it adds to the greater picture. One excellent person that paints this is Abraham Lincoln. He was assassinated right after the Civil War ended. Lincoln got to see a glimpse of the new beginning but he left the rest of it for us to see. Although, he didn’t see his own success, his contribution granted us the access to see his success. “Though our beloved President is slain, our beloved country is saved” (SpringBoard P68). When the plane crash into the Twin Tower on 9/11, many New Yorkers were stuck in the building. A man name Wells Crowther went up the fiery tower to save them. After he brought the first group of people down, he continued to make a second trip up. Again and again he went, until the tower came tumbling down--carrying him with it. He may be dead but with his life, many more were rescued. Martin Luther King Jr is also a excellent example. His whole life was dedicated to get African Americans equal rights. By his speeches and actions, he continuously encourage the fact that all men are equal. Yet before he saw his success, he was assassinated. He may not recieved equality in his lifetime but the generations after him did. His speeches and actions let the rest of the generations enjoy the blessings of being equal. Heroes may not always have the best ending, but their contribution allows the bigger picture to be drawn. Heroes are everyday people who choose to put others before themselves,

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