Hero Project

Jamie Goldman

Jamie Goldman

Writing 2

1.30.16


What a Hero Really Means


A hero. There are many different ways people think of a hero. What most people imagine a hero, the most common image that comes to their mind they might see the colors red, blue, and yellow the usual colors of a superhero. Or somebody wearing a cape. According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is "a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities." However, what I believe is that a hero is somebody who is strong of leadership. A person who knows how to handle tough situations and stand up for other people. A hero is also somebody who is caring, forgiving, and persistent. If you don't have these qualities, you are NOT a hero. In real life, being a hero is really just being nice, accepting, and being a leader. Not a leader that forgets all of their followers, but a leader who holds great leadership and is able to take their followers in the right direction. A hero in reality is somebody who can turn any negative into a positive.


Bum ba da dum!!! Superman and Elastagirl are big superheroes but there are real

superheroes in our everyday lives. Such as, your parents, teachers, and other adults too. A hero is somebody who is there for you and volunteers themselves to help even when they aren't asked to help. A hero is a person who can conquer a bad situation and turn it into a positive one. Imagine a girl who is having trouble with her friends and doesn't know how to figure it out; a hero would then jump in and help get a better understanding of the situation and save the friendship! Consider the fact that you are worried about something. Say it's a driver's test. A hero would be there to support you and talk to you when you are very anxious. What sort of time would you not need a hero? At what point in your life do you think is when you can do it on your own; you don't need anyone saving you. A hero is somebody who is there for you and a leader.


A hero is a person who can conquer a bad situation and turn it into a positive situation.

My hero (my dad), went through a tough situation. His lost his best friend on September 11th. Even though this was a very tough event to overcome, my dad was able to do it. My dad is my hero because he was able to conquer this situation and turn it into a positive situation. My dad has always been able to see the bright side of things, and this has helped me learn that even when times get tough and it may seem like the end of the world, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and if you are able to work your way through it, you can master the situation and realize it's not the end. My dad has helped me understand and see things in a whole new way that I never would have all my life if it weren't for him. A hero is somebody who you can look up to. Somebody who can turn a bad situation into a positive one by being persistent and fighting towards happiness. My dad always knows the right way to look at a problem and think of ways to make a positive outcome and solve it. My dad is my hero because he can turn bad situations into positive situations even if it takes a while. He doesn't stop until he knows that he has done his best and done everything for somebody that he could. He is persistent, helpful, and goes out of his way to volunteer to help someone even if they didn't ask for it. Not all heroes wear capes.


To me a hero is somebody who has a positive influence on your life. Somebody who can show you the right way to go. Somebody who can teach you right from wrong. Superheroes don't have to be fictional. There are many superheroes you see everyday, you just have to know who they are. True colors matter. Everyone has a different idea of what a hero means to them but to me, a hero is a person who knows how to handle tough situations and stand up for other people. A hero is also somebody who is caring, forgiving, and persistent. In real life, being a hero is really just being a nice, accepting, a person who is a leader. Not a leader that forgets all of their followers, but a leader who holds great leadership and is able to take their followers in the right direction. And just remember, not all heroes wear capes.

My dad is my hero because...

Delightful man

Amazing person

Decisive actions


Helping hand

Empathetic towards other's

Remembering important events

One of a kind