Heroism When you ask someone what a hero is

When you ask someone what a hero is, most people will describe a fictional character such as Superman or Batman. By definition a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Even though Superman fits this definition that does not mean that you and me couldn’t be heroes too. A true hero is someone who acts good in bad circumstances without the promise of personal gain. In the book Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West, main character Cal becomes a hero to fellow student Gretchen when he goes out of his way to help her escape her horrible living conditions.