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HERO AMERICAN STYLE Heroes can be found in pieces of art literary works oral legends historical facts and all other types of communication They are an integral part of the development and continuation of a society A hero exemplifies certain aspects of a culture They are like an open door or a window in which a period of time can be seen through The morals attitudes beliefs and basic workings of a culture can be examined by virtue of their heroes What is a hero A hero can be defined in many ways Some might say he is a man who himself is remarkable whether it be through superhuman powers noblebirth or extreme experiences It is his nature which makes him heroic as he takes part in things unattainable to a normal person A religious hero consists of people who appear to be a chosen one A god or gods direct these heroes to greatness Others might say it is a mans deeds which make him a hero They lead a populace from disaster or sacrifice themselves for the survival of others He is a person who is admired for his achievements and noble qualities one who demonstrates incredible courage The American Heritage Dictionary In mythology and legend a man often of divine ancestry who endowed with great courage and strength celebrated for his bold exploits and favored by the gods A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life Websters New World Dictionary A man of great courage nobility or one admired for his exploits The American Hero There are many different types of American heroes Religious Political or AdventureEpic Every society has some form of a hero whether real or mythical past or present and whether or not everyone in that society agrees on who their heroes are Almost every culture throughout
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