Definiton Essay on Heroes

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According to Dictionary.com, a hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds and noble qualities. When people think of a hero, they automatically picture a superhero. A superhero is a superior being who can have multiple powers and who then fights against evil villains. Although a superhero is one of the most common conceptions of a hero, that is not the only type of hero. The definition of a hero is not only that of a vast, strong fantasy figure on television, but it is an individual who inherits the qualities of courage, bravery, honesty, and selflessness. A hero could be a role model. According to dictionary.com a role model is someone who behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially young children. Someone who is a role model can be a stranger or a person who has been a part of an individual’s life for a long time. For example, an unknown person jumps out onto the road to save a child from being run over by a vehicle. That child may now look up to this stranger as a hero because that individual saved the child’s life. In addition, some witnesses may look up to the stranger because of his or her courageous act. Role models not only perform courageous acts but these actions create a positive change in the world. The selflessness of that person helps to make the world a better place. In addition, a role model could be someone who takes risks in order to succeed in life. Taking risks involves extraordinary bravery because the person will never know the outcome of his or her courageous action. Even though the risk he or she takes could have a possible negative outcome, the person still proceeds with the action because he or she wants create a difference in his or her life or another’s life. Someone who creates a difference in another person’s life can also be defined as a hero. An individual, who is willing to give up his or her own free time in order to help out others, to create a better...
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