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Myths and heroes

I’m going to talk about « Myths and heroes ».         First of all I’d like to define quickly the different notions. A myth can be defined as a story about gods or heroes, it can be a popular belief, a tradition or a false notion. A hero can be a mythological figure, a person who is admired for his or her achievements, a superhero, a role model or an icon.

Through these myths and heroes, there are values of society. The value or nature of a hero can vary with the country, society or people. We can ask ourselves:

How have myths and heroes changed our lives ? 

We are going to start talking about myths and heroes who have or had cultural influence. In this category, we can start by talking about Steve Jobs. He became a real hero even myth at times. He reflected on and emphasized change. Steve Jobs had an ordinary life story but he was a genius. He overcame a lot of hardships, he was as vulnerable as other people, for example he left school, fought to make his firm work, he was fired and had serious health problems. Steve Jobs was an inventor, he improved and advanced the computer and computing. Steve Jobs is considered a hero because to make it to the top he was a hard-worker, career-driven and strong-willed. Today he remains a role model, an example of success.

There are heroes who had a political influence. For example, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks had very important roles in the history of African-Americans. Martin Luther King was an African American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. He wanted equality for all, he fought against discrimination in the realms of suffrage, justice, education, and political representation. It was his wit and dynamic personality that captured his audiences and he made you think about the people he was fighting for. He is still an American Hero. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. She was subsequently arrested and taken to jail for her defiance. She was sick and tired of the segregation laws.

Personally, I think to be a hero, we don’t need to be a famous people. Heroes describe themselves by their actions. That’s why I want to talk about Jerome Jarre. Jerome is a young man, first he was a youtuber and decided to defend the underprivileged. He does some actions for poor people, as to put electricity in favelas at Brasilia. And his last action was for Somalian. He saw medias don’t talk about famine, and decide to ask to Air Company a fly to go in this country. He collected 3 millions dollars for his cause in 2 weeks and so save most of 5 hundred families.

To conclude, we can say that myths and heroes have changed our lives. Real or not real, they have a capacity to change the minds of many people, to help them and to change the course of history. They do courageous things, they fight for something or they want to serve others. They represent a model, an ideal person. And nobody can deny their comportment, they changed the history, our history.

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