Definition Essay On What Makes A True Hero

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Christopher Reeve once said “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Usually, when the word “hero” comes to mind people think of a superhero such as Superman, or someone who is or was fighting for their country. While yes, these are examples of heroes, most people don’t think to include ordinary average people as heroes. One can represent heroism by facing challenges and taking action, staying courageous, and not giving up no matter the sacrifices they have to make, including their well-being or in some cases their life. A true hero may not be rich, or even well-known to people. A hero can be ordinary. An average person. A hero will take action, and will face any challenge that will come their way. Roman Rolland once said “A hero is a man who does what he can.” This quote essentially says: no matter what comes their way, a hero will do what is needed at the time, and a hero will take on and face danger if he or she needs to. On September 11th, 2001 a terrible terrorist attack happened in New York. Many people who were stranded and lost, stepped up and did anything they could At the…show more content…
“Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic, they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit” - Wade Davis. As said in the quote, a hero’s actions and words will help to shape who they are. A man or a woman who can or is labeled as a “courageous hero” will not be deterred because of pain. They will not be deterred because of danger. They will show courage throughout any situation and will always do what they believe is right. In the movie Wonder Woman, Diana fights the immortal god Ares in order to save the world and stop the war. In the movie Diana says “It is not about what we deserve. It is about what we believe.” A hero will fight for others, and will never back down from a situation, no matter how bad it may
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