Vignette Assignment

Essay by mhhumbleHigh School, 10th gradeA-, November 2014

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Mary Helen Humble

Ms. Beach

Honors World Literature, 3rd Period

30 April 2014


All throughout elementary school, teachers ask, "Who is your hero?". The typical answer never fails to be either mom or dad because 'they're nice' or something cheesy like that. Such an easy assignment, right? Well, for most kids it was, but for me, it was one of the most challenging questions I was ever asked at that age. Sure, I had some great people in my life to look up to, but the thing is, I had no interest in being like any of them at all. I loved all of them because they were unique. I wanted to be my own person. I didn't want to follow the trend of what's cool and what's not. How was I supposed to find out what the real me liked if I just followed what others were interested in? This wouldn't help me develop and become the person I was made to be.

Not to sound vain or anything, but to answer the question, I am truly my own hero. Being different excites me. This question has had me thinking for years on end and has inspired me to be the unique young girl I am today. And just so you know, I wouldn't change a thing.


Your typical siblings never get along. Always arguing. Always trying to get the other in trouble. Always saying they hate one another. When it comes to my brothers and me though, this stereotype couldn't be more wrong. It doesn't matter if I'm running around like a maniac or lying around being lazy, I know they'll always love and accept me for the girl I am. Ever since we were little, we have been inseparable. We always got along...