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The dictionary definition of a hero is a man of distinguished courageor ability admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities A hero issomeone who is selfless and tries to do good for others and themselvesGrant Wiggins is an African American school teacher for kids on theplantation He is a pessimistic and inimical man He is disconsolatewith his life He refers to it as a vicious circle that will never breakbecause of the racial inequality displayed in society His antagonisticpersonality is the opposite of the typical hero Grant is selfish andapathetic towards others He simply does not demonstrate the primary andtrue qualities of a heroGrant is one of the few people in his town that left to further theireducation and return He is looked up to by many Grant does not takeother peoples feelings into consideration when he acknowledges thatPeople want to keep a local boy for themselves because they have solittle 165 During the troubling time with Jefferson in Miss Emmaslife she and Tante Lou ask Grant to talk to Jefferson and teach himthat his is not a hog but a man Grant refuses right away He doesnteven show the slightest support he responds negatively What can I dothat you havent done the past twenty one years 13 He believesthat Jeffersons dead now And he cant raise the dead All hecan do is try to keep others from ending like this - but Jeffersonsgone from us Theres nothing he can do anymore nothing any of themcan do anymore 14 Grant is indifferent towards the situation MissEmma Tante Lou and Jefferson He doesnt even attempt or think abouthelping Jefferson He has no hope and gives up before he even went tothe prisonWhen Grant finally goes to the prison against his will he still doesnot exhibit any support During a visit he tells one of the prisonguards I dont know But thats what Miss Emma wants140Still after a couple months of visiting Grant still does not
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