By Ko'a Moe
My own hero
Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
This quote is saying that heroes cannot be created by the hard times, but rather the true heroes within ourselves comes out during the hard times. I like it because, it is almost saying that everyone has a bit of hero inside of them.
In Beowulf, Beowulf was the obvious hero. But I think that the hero that was revealed during the hard time was Wiglaf. Wiglaf went and fought besides Beowulf's side when he was losing and when all the others left them, this made him the real hero. Just like Wiglaf stepped in to help, so did my mom. When I was younger my father lost his job, so right away my mother stepped in to get a job and help support my family until my dad got another job.