In the 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 is willing to do what best even if that includes dying for what you believes in. For instance Abraham Lincoln. In the article, “White House funeral Sermon for Abraham Lincoln” by Dr.Phineas D. Gurley states “president is slain, our beloved country is saved.” Furthermore, these people believed in Abraham and they how he could save this country from slavery, and the people around him appreciated him and considered him a hero for doing what’s best for the people. Abraham Lincoln is an everyday hero because of how he was willing to die for what he believed in which was ending slavery. Additionally, Oliver Stone mentioned how a hero’s point of view is different from a thirds person point of view. In the autobiography he says, “The simple acts of heroism are often overlooked that’s very clear to me not only in war but in peace. “This is referring to how some people can look at the military for example and appreciate them for fighting for our country to gain freedom while on the other hand someone could be thinking of how the military are killing people that don’t have weapons to protect themselves. Finally, Martin Luther king wanted to end slavery as well, so he wrote a speech and spoke to the people about discrimination. It isn’t allowed today because of him, it is a law now and you could get into big trouble for it. Martin Luther King died for freedom, for liberty, and fairness. How everyone is created equally, no matter what color you are. As a result, all these people are heroes because what they believed did not only affect them but the people around them which is not selfish. Many heroes don’t get recognized, there are so many people who do the right thing every day but who notices? For instance, “Who is heroic? Scientists who spend their live trying to find cures for disease. The teenager who says no to crack. The inner-city kid who works at McDonalds instead of selling drugs. The kid who stand alone instead of joining a gang, which would give him an instant identity.” Articulates Oliver Stone from the autobiography of “Where I find my hero’s.” Thus, there are many examples of hero’s that don’t get recognized but there are so many out there. Like the kid walking down the street instead of robbing people for their money. That kid could probably be on his way to a ceremony for getting straight A’s, on the other hand the kid robbing people could be going to jail for 2 years. Depending on the amount of money the item was worth. Another example of a hero is a daughter who goes to work with her mom to help get food on the table and a roof over her head, rather than being bad and stealing from her mother because she’s poor and wants things
Does your school or town have a local hero? Who is a national or international hero? Do you know someone whom you consider an unrecognized hero?
In an essay, compare and contrast Beowulf with a hero from popular culture…
Bernice Jean Louis
English 4 H
7 October 2014
As I look around the world today, I view a world that was once filled with love has quickly turned to hate. I read about the history of our vast world and sad to say none of it is the same. I remember growing up and reading my story books about great leaders of the world who were fearless and without shame, willing to fight for their right to be heard, to be known, and to matter. Now all I see is are people hiding behind shadows, scared…
Clearly, a hero is someone who can understand the difference between right and wrong, and act accordingly. Courage and bravery is one of them because they analyze it first before they take an action.
Apart from courage, selflessness will complete the qualities of a hero. A hero always puts others first and willing to risk his life.…
September 17, 2012
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.…
4 March 2015
Julius Caesar Essay
Brutus Vs Antony
Almost in all of Shakespeare's plays a tragic hero is always identified; a heroic
figure that demonstrates a character flaw that leads to their death. In William
there have been many disputes about who was the real
tragic hero. Over half the people agree that Marcus Brutus was the true tragic hero.…
In this essay I’m going to compare the heroes Achilles and Beowulf to show who’s the bigger hero. I personally think Beowulf was a bigger hero.
Three characteristics to an epic hero is: courage, fate of nations, and supernatural being. Both Achilles and Beowulf have courage, which all epic heroes have. They both affect fate of nations because if they didn’t, they would not have any significance, and if they didn’t have any significance, they would not have been written 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.”…
Combine compassion with everyday citizens who are
demonstrating strong will against danger and inspiring values in others and a modern day hero is
The main difference between a hero and a villain is often the hero’s concerns for others.
A wise man (Ted Tollefson) once said, “ Heroes serve powers or principles larger than
themselves,” in his article, “Is a Hero Really Nothing but a Sandwich?” Abdul Sattar Edhi began
caring for his ailing mother, then others in his hometown.…