A person who is admired for courage or noble qualities is defined as a hero. A hero to me is someone who takes all the hardships on him only to protect and help others. They believe in something bigger and put themselves in danger for the sake of others. A hero can be someone who gives up his or her life so another could live. The concepts of hero change over time, places, and cultures. In my opinion, there is not only one hero. There are many people out there who are doing their best for a better day, for example, doctors without borders are definitely heroes. I think a hero is a person that tries for something better(not only for him/herself but also for everyone) and doesn’t wait for a reward. We can categorize heroes into real-life heroes and superheroes. Real Life Superheroes work to make the world a better place by doing civic activities, charity work, public safety patrols, hospital visits, school talks, distributing wanted and missing person fliers, helping the homeless, community clean-ups, and more. Thier main objective is to inspire others. A superhero is a person who is extremely gifted in one or more areas, often beyond human capacity. They, by definition, use the powers to the benefit of others in life-threatening or life-altering situations. Anyone that does not use their powers this way is either a citizen/civilian, that use their abilities for relatively mundane tasks, or a super-VILLAIN, who uses their abilities to the detriment of others. Examples of superheroes would include both the heroes in the DC and Marvel comics universes (such as Batman, Superman, Iron Man, and Spider-man) as well as a large cast of heroic characters whose talents and abilities go significantly beyond that of “normal” people. We’ll now see the similarity between superheroes and real-life heroes and will also compare them in the next paragraphs.

Real-life heroes are similar to superheroes in many ways. Firstly, both of them pursues justice and help people who cannot help themselves and fights evil with the force of good. Secondly, they are selfless that is they are concerned with the needs of others than with one’s own. Also, they are self-sacrificing, they give up their own interests/wishes in order to help others. They always work for the welfare of the society. Lastly, they both give us inspiration and gives us a feeling of enthusiasm.

Superheroes are different from real-life heroes as they are extraordinarily powerful while real-life heroes are not. Superheroes can swing from tall buildings and always seems to be in the right place at the right time but on the contrary, real-life heroes can’t jump a building but they can help to build a bridge. Real-life heroes are not defined by their superpowers, while superheroes give us the misconception that heroes solely people with super strength. Superheroes are fictitious whereas real-life heroes are the person of great bravery who carries out extraordinary deeds. Superheroes wear costumes and fancy gadgets while real-life heroes do not.

I would personally be like to be a real-life hero as they are not fictitious. Also, they work for the betterment of the society, and it is not their job that makes them heroic. They can be light in someone else’s darkness and are also less destructive, unlike superheroes who are very much destructive. So I will sum this essay up this by saying that it is the identity of people that make them heroes, not their job title.


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