Hero's Essay

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In a cartoon what do Spiderman and Superman represent? Consider them as role models for young children. These cartoons are characterized with large muscles and superhuman powers. Even though they are fictional characters, children see them accomplishing unbelievable feats, such as flying from one place to another and saving the world. These characteristics, which are given to many unreal cartoons, help children become fascinated with them. Kids admire these made-up television characters, and believe them to be their hero. Not everyone believes cartoon characters to be their hero. Every person has their own standards as to what a hero is in their eyes. Therefore it is clear that, a hero is someone whose actions are inspiring and noble, which the person who foresees him or her as being so, determines. It is true that some people don't believe in having a hero. Although many television shows exaggerate the meaning of a hero, some do exist in today's society. Many of them go unknown because everyone has a different viewpoint on what a hero is. Some people's standards for a hero do not meet the courageous acts of those performing them.Anyone can be a hero. Some may think of a hero as anyone that struggles to overcome enemies, and or escape from difficult obstacles in life. Yet, some people still believe a hero to be a larger than life character. In reality, any ordinary human being can, and often does, perform heroic deeds.Some may find an idol within evil. A prime example of this would be the disaster that occurred in our country a couple weeks ago. The terrorist attacks in some of the major cities of America took many innocent lives, without a justified cause. While the United States sees the attack on America as a dreadful terrorist event, the followers of Osama bin Laden may see him as a hero. He promises his followers that they will go to heaven, or paradise as he puts it, if they join the jihad against America. Because of promises such as this, Osama bin Laden's followers see him as someone to look up to and are willing to give their lives in practicing his evil ways.This attack that the United States has recently encountered gave us the opportunity to recognize the true hero's of today. We (the U.S.) have a different viewpoint of a hero than the followers of the terrorists. The firefighters, rescue workers, police officers, Red Cross, and thousands of volunteers are just a small number of the hero's during this saddening catastrophe, which we are now facing. Just minutes after this...

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