What makes someone a hero? Is it saving lives, acting in a moment, speaking out, or sacrificing your life to fight for others? Can it be a superhero or can it be more common such as your relatives, friends or pets? Some people can be kind and courageous but only some get credit for it. This makes it hard to identify what a true hero is. True heroism is when someone is courageous, charitable and understanding of others.
True heroism involves someone being courageous. Being courageous is not being afraid to stand up to help others. For example, Gandhi, a peaceful Indian protestor stood up for the Indians when they were rebelling against the caste system. This was a system when there was higher and lower classes. There was even a class called the “Untouchables” who did all the upper class’s dirty work. Gandhi found this unfair because it doesn’t matter what class you were born in, it is the character that you develop over time. Officers arrested Gandhi for protesting against the caste system, their usual daily life. Gandhi showed courage when he stood up for what he believed in, even if it gave him a criminal record. If you are a cowardly person, then you can’t have the courage to stand up for what you believe in. This quality is necessary if you want to be a true hero.