Batman and Robin, Superman, The Incredible Hulk the list can go and on. Are these actually heroes? Does one have to have superhuman powers or special abilities to be considered a hero? most children think so, but what about adults?

Batman and Robin, Superman, The Incredible Hulk the list can go and on. Are these actually heroes? Does one have to have superhuman powers or special abilities to be considered a hero? most children think so, but what about adults?

To Be a Hero Batman and Robin, Superman, The Incredible Hulk the list can go and on. Are these actually heroes? Does one have to have superhuman powers or special abilities to be considered a hero? most children think so, but what about adults? Adults have a different opinion for the word hero. The classic definition of hero as cited in The American Heritage Dictionary is a man noted for feats of courage or one who has risked or sacrificed his life for others. This definition is the most commonly used one of all. a recent example of this definition is the firefighters in New York City. Their efforts to save the lives of the fallen victims will never be forgotten. Each one of the firefighters continually gave time and energy to the rescue efforts. Their heart and determination kept them going when they were at the end. This type of determination is a good example of a hero. Another example might be a police officer saving someone from an attacker. Each example represents someone risking his or her own life for someone else. Is this the only definition of hero? No, as cited in Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary could mean a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. An example of this definition may not be as glorifying to some people as risking your life for someone else, but it has a great impact on people just the same. Take Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His achievements made a positive impact on the society in such a way that they will never be forgotten. Rudy Gilliani, the former mayor of New York City is also one that can be considered a hero. His leadership During our recent terrorist attack speaks for itself. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made an impact on the world today so has Mayor Rudy Gilliani. Both men are exemplary examples of real heroes. In today’s world we have many…


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