What Is a Hero?


Grace is currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird and enjoying it.  One of her reading response questions asked what it means to be a hero.  Here’s Grace’s take on it – I, personally, think she’s nailed it…

My idea of a hero is someone who will stand up for others no matter what. That means they do not think they are more important than everyone else.  I think that someone who will stand up for what they believe in and not force their beliefs on other people is a hero as well.

Many people think that you have to have super powers and a really cool cape to be a hero, but you don’t. You can be a hero without even realizing it. In my mind, anyone who helps someone out or stands up to a bully is a hero.

I also believe that someone who tries to solve problems calmly is a hero. It may be hard to resist the urge to punch someone in the face (trust me, I know), but it can be done, even if that means apologizing to someone really annoying.

In short, I believe that anyone can be a hero whether they know it or not.

-Grace ❤

4 responses »

  1. That’s a fabulous take on the concept of a hero! Corde and I are actually discussing this on and off recently. It all started with Joan of Arc, but she’s since expanded it to other people. Her personal hero for a while was Amelia Earhart. She’s also included Benjamin Franklin and more recently Picasso. “Inspiring other people can make you a hero too!” It’s amazing how a well thought out definition from a kid really stands out far more than most definitions given by any adult!

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