More Than a Hero

OWEN HIRSCH

My Hero

Michael Fallow, my maternal grandfather, and my hero. He grew up in his grandma's house with his cousins on the south side. He worked his way through college and with perseverance bought and converted companies working his way up the capitalism ladder from very humble beginnings.

Churchill

A hero is someone who defies cowardice, and with full awareness and willingness, risks


life and limb for their fellow man, woman, and child and the continuation of good


worldwide. Winston Churchill fits this description perfectly he fought back with his fellow


countrymen the nazi threat in England's air and waters, he stood firm against Stalin and his


red army. And with wit and strength saved Europe and the world from near destruction in


The Second World War. He reminded America who to respect and who to be cautious of


and most of all he was a beacon of hope in an ever changing world of oppression and war.


Winston Churchill is my hero for all those reason and because he with being under


constant threat remained not only cool-headed and humors, merciful and just, but


remained strong and helpful, to his fellow English and to his fellow man across the globe.



Winston Churchill is a hero because he fended off not only the nazis, but fear in his


country, and kept the moral of his citizens high with his strong leadership. He kept


capitalism and the economy booming during the Second World War with having people not


only able but willing to work jobs and move quickly and effectively to protect their nation.


Mark Davis stated through his article "Long before Ronald Reagan, Churchill adopted the


Roman emperor Hadrian's maxim '" "peace through strength"--as his policy"(1). As one can


see Winston Churchill was strong and knew how to keep the peace. He was a hero in his


own time and is still now with saving his country and continuing the help of all people


wether they be poor or rich because they all had to help rebuild their broken homes, their


broken families, their broken country.



A hero in my everyday life is my grandfather and in many ways he does remind me of


Winston Churchill. My granddad was an amazing businessman he loved capitalism and he


made a living off of starting from the bottom. Churchill may not have started from the


bottom but he still was a fighter of freedom and capitalism. As well, they both not only


worked all day to fix problems, but once they were finished with them they moved on to


the next solution. They are both so great not because they could fill everyone around them


with humor and happiness, but their presences could both tell you that they mean


business and will won't listen or take anything that impeaches upon anything of their good


nature. So because they are both strong of heart and nature in many ways they are both


heroes.



If my untouchable hero was to give me advice, he would tell me to not fear anything.


He would tell me to persist in everything I do little or big, short or long, to persist. He would


tell me though most of all, to never sell your self short with wits, strength, knowledge, or


anything in your life, and that is why Winston Churchill is my hero.

What is a Hero

When you think about a hero, lists of jobs such as firemen, being in the army, or a


brain surgeon, probably come to mind. Some specific heroes do too, such as Welles


Crowther, Martin Luther King, or Malala. Merriam Webster dictionary defines a hero as: a


person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. This is very true, but heroes


are far more than just that. A hero is someone who defies cowardice, and with full


awareness and willingness, risks life and limb for their fellow man, woman, and child and


the continuation of good worldwide.



A hero is a fireman who rushes into a burning building to save a hurt young child.


Imagine a house about to come down at anytime. Smoke and flames reaching every room


and everybody. Consider no one going into the house for fear of their own lives, yet one


man does. That man is a firefighter who risks his own life for his fellow man, woman or


child. Running into a burning building is clearly heroic. Not only would no one else do so


but the fireman is putting the strangers life in front of there own. As well as that, they are


the entire time knowing that are going to help this person no matter the risk. As one can


see a fireman is clearly a hero because he is fearless in the face of fear, stone cold in the


face of danger, and standing strong in the face of death.



A hero is also an adult or child speaking out against what's wrong with risk of their own


lives. There was a young girl by the name of Malala who spoke out against the Taliban.


Malala was shot in the head and almost died. That, though did not discourage her from


doing what's right and speaking out against injustice against not only woman but all of


humans. So because she did what was right no matter the cost no matter the pain she is a


hero.



Anyone is able to tell that no matter who someone is they still can be a hero, like the


fireman or Malala. Anyone can be a hero if they just put others in front of themselves no


matter the cost. So many people are able to become a hero but only a select few do and


not just say. Think about a hero in your life, he or she may remind you of the fireman or


Malala or just any other hero that comes to mind. All in all everyone is called to be a hero


but if you truly wish to become one you must act on a situation not just talk about it.

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