Why Taylor Lautner Is Not Your Hero

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Audrey Bursek
Ms. Z
Language Arts, 6
19 October, 2010
Why Taylor Lautner is Not Your Hero
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”(Bob Dylan) This quote is a compelling thought for me. It has the ability to make you sit back and think about not only about heroes, butwhat true heros are. Heroes are the people that stand out from the crowd and show heroic character traits through their actions. I believe heroes are not the typical stereotype of a “hero” that we usually think of. This means that although, he maybe gorgeous and talented, Zac Efron doesn’t take action to greatly improve society. Or maybe that even though she has sold over 14 million albums worldwide, Taylor Swift does not fit the true definition of a hero. Also, heroes are often considered as the “knight in shining amour” that are gallant and strong, and rescues the “maiden in distress”. Or maybe the comic book version, where the invincible arrogant guy that often represents nothing of a hero, more of a villain in some cases. A true hero is defined by their responsibility and determination and how they concern for others and risk things when needed. To be defined a hero, a person’s traits of responsibility and determination must be shown through their concern for the wellbeing of others and how they takes risk when necessary to improve society.
In order to be a true hero, it is vital for a person to take action in concerning for others, and risking themselves in order to improve society. The children of the Children’s March of 1963 risked their well being and risked being arrested, assaulted, and treated cruelly for their community and entire race when they took a stand against racism then “demonstrated through the streets of Birmingham.” (500 are Arrested in Black Protest at Birmingham, 1) and achieved what their goal was (freedom and equal rights) peacefully, without them having to ever use violence against their demeanors. These kids not only showed



Cited: The Children’s March. Dir. Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston. 2005, Southern Poverty Law Center and HBO, 2005. DVD. Cooney, Caroline. The Ransom of Mercy Carter. New York: De-Laurel-Leaf, 2001. Print. “Harriet Tubman.”Wikipedia.org. 2010. Web. 18 Oct 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet Tubman> Hailey. Foster. “500 are Arrested in Black Protest at Birmingham.” New York Times. 18 Oct 2010. 1963. Newspaper.

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