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Hero A hero is someone who does what he is afraid to do A hero has a mind of such a balance that no disturbances can shake his will but merrily follows the music of his heart Self-trust is what makes a person a hero for if he does not trust in his capabilities he will not achieve what he proposes to himself Someone who is a hero is temperate hospitable generous and dauntless A hero is someone who sacrifices his own life not expecting any rewards Ralph Waldo Emerson defined hero as a person who is ashamed of its body a person who obeys to a secret impulse of his character A few populations in society inherit these qualities that Emerson stated Not everyone risk hisher life to save others When someone starts thinking of the peril he is going to face during the tragedy this person is trying to demonstrate that his life is more important than the lives of a mass of people However if a person who showed heroism during a difficult situation and he expected to receive honors from others then this person is not a hero Beowulf a fictional figure is an example of a hero Beowulf was a hero to the Swedish and the Danes One of the most difficult times Beowulf faced was when he confronted Grendel Grendels mother and a dragon when he lived in Swede Beowulf did not confront the monster because it was his obligation Beowulf said that he rather died fighting the monster than seeing the Danes suffer from the dragons claws When Beowulf killed Grendel the king of the Danes Hrothgar thanked Beowulf and said that he was their hero He asked himself what he would have done without Beowulf As a result Hrothgar awarded him with many prizes but Beowulf did not show interest in these gifts Beowulf most valuable prize was to see the Danes free When
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