What defines a hero?

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Many people think that a hero is a person who monitors the skies defeating all unwanted agitators that cross the threshold of our near perfect society. Many people think a hero needs to have superpowers, like incredible strength, supervision, or super speed, but on the contrary, a true hero is what we see in the readings, “Oh Captain! My Captain, Fredrick Douglas by Robert Hayden, and Love Triumphs”. “This Douglass, this former slave, this Negro beaten to his knees” according to the passage Fredrick Douglass, there was a man, a man who had a dream, a man who got beaten to save the lives of others. This man exemplifies a hero. He wasn’t the smartest man alive, definitely was not the wealthiest, but this man, Fredrick Douglass, was a man to be honored. Despite the adversity he became reconciled to, he still fulfilled what he was put on the Earth to accomplish. By this I mean, as it says in the passage, “Fredrick Douglass will not be remembered with statues’ rhetoric, not with legends and poems and wreaths of bronze alone, but with the lives grown out of his life, the lives fleshing ...

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