Song of Solomon Essay

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Peter Shiu

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As adapted from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Longfellow states, “Time has a doomsday book, on whose pages he is continually recording illustrious names. But as often as a new name is written there, an old one disappears. Only a few stand in illuminated characters never to be effaced.” Parallel to this belief, it is to my belief that some heroes would be forgotten, while some heroes would be remembered forever, depending on the extent of his or her good deeds, or the capacity of a region in which the hero had affected the area upon.

What is a hero? As described from a dictionary, a hero can be: “A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” Notice how the definition only referred to a male, for when a topic of a hero is brought up, the first idea that pops up in a person’s head would be a male. According to this definition, a hero could be anyone who has courage or ability, and this hero would be revered for his noble qualities and deeds. Based on this definition, a hero could be someone would had sacrificed his own life to save a plethora of people from a burning building. That person would be revered for his kind-hearted personality and noble qualities. A person who rescued another person from a dangerous calamity could also be considered a hero for his good works. Would they, however, be remembered forever? Remember the belief that there is a factor of the capacity of a region in which the hero had affected the area upon. The heroes described previously had only affected a small area of a region; therefore, the news of his or her good deeds may not have been dispersed out worldwide. Additionally, since he or she is a local legend, his or her works have not been recorded for everyone to see. Later, in generations to come at this region, this hero would have likely been forgotten already.

The idea of a impact of a hero can be mirrored with the topic of movie sales...
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