Harshita Prasad September 17, 2012 8th hour Hero Definition Essay “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something greater than oneself” (Joseph Campbell). The meaning of a true hero is someone who sacrifices their life for the good and needs of others. A real hero is willing to take risks, never gives up, and is not selfish. A hero is someone who is willing to take risks. That means that they understand what could happen, but they are still brave enough to do it. An example of that would be from the movie Mulan (Tony Bancroft, 1998.) Mulan is a young Chinese girl who lives in a time when women have no rights. She disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight in the army in the place of her father, who is not able to, even though she knows the consequences. Mulan understood that despite the fact she could die, she needed to save her father. A hero also never ever gives up even when things seem really bad. They continue through their struggles to achieve their goal. An example is from “The Odyssey’ (Homer). Odysseus was captured along with some of his men by a giant Cyclops. Instead of losing hope and waiting to be eaten,“ [He ] considered the best way of escaping and saving [him]self and [his] men from death.” Another less dramatic example would be from the movie October Sky, (Joe Johnston, 1999). Homer Hickam, a young man, pursues his dream of being a rocket scientist through many hardships and the fact that his family is not supportive of him at all. He still manages to accomplish his dream because he never quits. There are also many types of heroes. One is an everyday hero- someone who fights for a good cause every day, such as firemen, police officers, doctors, etc. Ana, a woman who was diagnosed with cancer for over 20 years, is an everyday hero. She is an inspiration to her family and friends by being brave and determined to “ fight against nature itself… not only for herself, but to be there for all those she loves and who love her” (SB page 48) . A different type of hero would be an archetypal hero. That is someone who goes through stages and quests to become a hero. An example is “Percy Jackson” by Rick Riordan. Percy must go through steps and…
look a certain way. We fear the judgment of our bodies; we fear that by not being a certain body type or having the right body parts we are less perfect than the girl we see on the cover of a photo shopped magazine. We confused our minds with the definition of perfect when it has been in front of us the whole time but we are too fearful to recognize it. We fear the judgments of others for not being in part of a certain crowd, the fear of trying things that we know are harmful just to look cool despite…
Autobiography, Stone described a hero and what it is not. “Heroes are every day, common people, most of what they do goes unheralded, unappreciated and that ironically is heroism not to be recognized.”(Stone) What do you consider a hero? Someone who is made-up and fights bad guys for revenge and only comes out on television? Or someone who would rather stay home and take care of their grandma because she’s sick than to go to the party of the year?
Being a hero can bring many sacrifices but one…
as the word “crop”. It is very interesting to learn of the many different definitions and uses of this word. The information in this paper will hopefully help people implement the many different forms of such a common word in their every day language.
This word is a good choice to research because of its many different definitions and uses. “Crop” can be used as a noun, verb, or adjective. Some of the definitions were very unexpected and surprising. It is always helpful to learn about…
What a true hero is all about
Everyone has a different opinion on what a hero is, but the real question is how do you become a hero. In my opinion a person who becomes a hero is someone that believes in themselves, helps others, learns from their mistakes and appreciates life. Sometimes that just makes me wonder if there really is such a thing called a “hero.”
One of the articles we read in class was Flight 93; it’s about some passengers that overtook the highjackers that intended to use the…
October 3, 2012
In this Definition Essay, I was trying to prove how the word normal is being changed while technology is changing. As the world of technology is being to enhance and proceed, meanings of words are also being used differently than how they used to. During the process of writing this essay, I had some difficulty incorporating technology and what we have gone over in class, but draft after draft, I was finally able to come to a conclusion. I am very pleased…
Qualities of Hero
Every human being has an innate nature to help others. Thus, each one of us has a capacity to become a hero. A hero is someone that acts bravely in a situation, despite being frightened themselves. Like what I saw on the internet, there was a guy that saved the old lady away from the fire. Even though it was too dangerous to save the old lady, but he chose to risked his life. A hero does not need to have any kind of super powers in order to save people, if they did something that…
"What is a Hero!!??"
East Ridge Middle School
By: Noelani Mercer
A hero isn't just a man or a women wearing a flashy, colorful, or spandex outfit, and walking around like their SOOO big and bad with their super powers galore!! Heroes are brave, courageous, caring, and loving. They protects someone or someone, and goes out of their comfort zone. Like go down a trench to save someone who fell, or say a speech…
A HERO AMOUNG THE REST
Heather M. Murray
A Hero Among the Rest
The word “hero” is probably one of the most loosely coined terms in America when it comes to describing people that have done acts that most people would rather not perform. A hero is someone that has a great amount of courage, particularly in a situation that is dangerous, and renders the previously dangerous situation neutral. People of a certain profession are generalized as heroes based on ignorance of the…
10 April 2015
My Personal Hero
Christopher Reeve once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Notably, this quote has been considered to be the “heart” of heroism for many others including myself. For example, soldiers, firefighters, policemen, and many others are the ones we consider as heroes because they all made a difference in other’s lives, and always put others before themselves…