What comes to our mind when we think of a hero? What qualities and characteristics do they carry? To some it may be someone who is strong and tough. Others might think of a hero as someone that’s famous or legendary. According to the Webster Dictionary, a hero is characterized as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” A hero is also “a person who is greatly admired,” as specified by Webster dictionary.
Heroes comes in various shapes, colors, sizes, and has different qualities. For example, there are firemen who are recognized as heroes because they have courage and they care enough for others to risk their lives. Another example is a doctor, they are noticed as a hero because they have to be quick on their toes and care to the patients every need. Though, these made be some heroic people, my mother is my hero for several reasons. My mother selfless and puts other before her self. She has overcame many barriers due to her determination and bravery. For instance, she has a lot of stress everyday by trying to handle everything being a single mother with three girls. However, she still finds time to have fun with me and my sisters and handle her business. By being determined, caring, selfless, overcoming boundaries, and putting others first my mother is a hero.
Another person that is consider a hero is Martin Luther King JR. He was a civil rights activist, baptist minister, leader, fighter, and humanitarian. Mr. King fought for what was right and never gave up. H e used nonviolent approaches to get his point across and acted respectfully. Martin also was very brave to stand up for African-American citizens during a time which segregation and racism. Due to his courageous actions he was rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize and other awards. Through his actions and beliefs many people looks to him as a leader and hero.
In conclusion, there are several definitions of a hero and each hero carry similar qualities. Some are courageous, while others are selfless. Heroes can be recognized by there actions and thoughts in a person’s life, like Martin Luther King JR was.