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Valiance in the 21st Century And suddenly earth and sky were dazed by a pounding roar And suddenly through the dawn an army began to pour And lo Ahead the army holding aloft his spear came Lancelot to save his dear Guenevere Camelot Guenevere Heroism as is defined in the dictionary is the condition or quality of being a hero heroic characteristics or conduct courage gallantry In the bold days of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round men traveled on brave quests searching for adventure and chivalrous tasks of which to prove themselves heroic But that was then What about now What heroics can exist today in a time where men are lazy and damsels in distress fend for themselves In the time of King Arthur a man would be bound by his code of chivalry to help any girl Now a woman can barely depend on a man to remember to pick up the laundry A man in the 21st century no longer has dragons to slay or black knights to defeat So what is a hero of today Todays heroes are everywhere though they may be hard to find in our bustling society Or maybe they dont exist Many of todays heroics are considered by some to be ordinary or somewhat mandatory The main hero most see are firefighters and policemen A firefighter risks their life to put out a blaze save people from fires and must be strong brave occasionally quite sexy and loyal These are all qualities found in a hero A policeman or woman has many of those same characteristics To many they are considered heroes but to a few they are considered just doing their job If they are only doing their job where are we to find our 21st century heroes Some may consider their parents their heroes or an athlete actor musician teacher etc These types of people are all considered heroes but
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