What is a hero? In the dictionary, it is defined a hero as a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. However, for me, heroes are not those who have special abilities like flying through the sky, shooting lasers out of their eyes, or controlling other people’s minds, but just normal people who solve problems and save the people from the risk in today’s society. Actually, in our society, a hero is a normal person as average as friends, family or strangers that see a problem and take it upon themselves to fix it. Heroes have existed for years, but they have slightly different characteristics depending on the age. Usually the heroes of the past, especially in Korea, won the achievements by fighting in the war, and saved the people from related risk; however, heroes in the present are seen when they represent their country among various fields all around the world, and get honor as the name.
Heroes of the past are defined as the people who had left their achievements by saving people from any dangerous situations and problems. Unlike the heroes appearing in films and novels who have special abilities, the past heroes sacrifice themselves and go through many problems and difficulties to rescue people in risk. In the case of Korea, during the Japanese occupation period, which caused many sad events for Korean, there were many heroes to strive for the independence of my country. Many people were against the armed forces of Japan, had movements for independence, and tried to spread the circumstances of the situation of colony to the foreign country widely. By throwing their own body, some people fought against the Japanese army, who subdued them by force, and others held the demonstration for the independence with gathered students, and many people died at a young age. Among many heroes who fought for the independence of Korea, the most memorable person for me is a man named Jung-geun Ahn. He was