Hero-Written after 9/11. Very good paper, will get you at least a high "B".

Essay by atapperCollege, UndergraduateA, September 2004

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What is a hero? No words can truly define what a hero is. A hero can be many different things to different people. Webster defines a hero as "a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability." It is known to this day and age that no such legendary creature exists. But that has all changed since the events that took place on September 11, 2001.

A hero is someone who shows courage, never gives up, and puts up a fight to the bitter end. A hero goes way beyond the call of duty, even if that means putting their own life on the line to save many others. The firefighters that ran into the World Trade Center truly demonstrated what a hero means to America. They went in not knowing what would await them, and many of them perished in the ruble.

No one would have thought that the two twin towers would ever fall so easily. Even if the firefighters knew when the towers would fall over that they would have went in any ways save as many lives possible any ways. Over three hundred firefighters lost their lives weather it was trying to save someone or to put out the blaze on the 103 floor started by the jet fuel. Just soon after the first plane had crashed hundreds of other firefighters all over the New York City area rushed to the scene to help their fallen brothers or just to take part in any way possible.

Not only did the firefighters define a hero, but also so did the hundreds of Police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Nothing can be done to prepare a country for the tragic incident in down town Manhattan. The...