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A Hero Essay : What Makes Someone A Hero

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Timothy Wiley
Mrs. Sider
8th Grade English Language Arts Period 5
31 August 2017
What Makes Someone a Hero Have you ever thought of a hero as someone who flies around with superpowers and saves people from evil? Well guess what? That ain't happening. A real hero doesn’t have these things. Instead, they do good with the abilities they have. One guess about hero’s qualities is they have empathy and make efforts to do the right thing. These character qualities can be seen in the great stories of Eddie Aikau, King Kamehameha and Father Damien.

The first and foremost example of heroes having the traits of empathy and doing the right thing can be seen in the traits of Eddie Aikau. One piece of evidence that supports this can be found in Source One. According to Source One it says, ‘’As the first lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu, he saved over 500 people....’’ (Mary Kawena paragraph 1). This shows that heroes are empathetic and do the right thing because Eddie Aikau saved over hundreds of people as a lifeguard. A second piece of evidence that supports heroes having the traits of empathy and doing the right thing can be seen in Source One. Eddie Aikau was on a voyaging journey to Tahitian Chain Islands on the Hokulea when the hull leaked and capsized. According to Source One, ‘’In attempt to get help, Aikau paddled toward Lanai on his surfboard. Although the rest of the crew was later rescued by the U.S Coast Guard Cutter Cape Corwin, Aikau was never
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