Water and Fire
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself,” -Joseph Campbell. Before I can read and write, a hero was someone in the movie who knows how to fight. All heroes made in the movies know how to fight and they never get hit by the bullet. Then after many years of being tricked, I finally found out the truth that most of all my favorite heroes were just celebrities. On the internet, Dictionary.com define Hero as a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal. It also define Celebrity as a famous or well-known person. A hero is someone who had made great sacrifices in order to help someone else. A celebrity is a well-known person who makes a lot of money making movies. Heroes often perpetrate compassionate acts, and celebrities are more self-oriented; but celebrities sometimes use their star-power to assist in drawing attention to problems, or even helping fund agencies that tackle humanitarian crisis problem. A hero’s actions we will most often deem authentic because of its impact unlike most celebrities. The ideal hero and celebrity has shifted into a new perspective of how they are nominated in today’s media. In spite of their many differences, the hero and celebrity does have something in common: their intention to help better shape the world. Some celebrity have done some great things for the less fortunate. Mr. Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie who are two famous celebrities, became hero/heroine by giving $6.4 million worth of grants, and also established the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006, to assist with humanitarian crises around the world. In comparison, Dr. Phillip Goudeaux, who is a great hero, and a father figure, constantly assist people in need of personal management and even in salvation. The hero and celebrity becomes famous when they participate to improve the community in some ways. Like the fictive hero...
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