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A hero is a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal . For example, someone who saved someone, would be generally considered an hero.
There are some rebel persons too. They resist authority, control, or tradition, they confront society rules. These persons have an objective and they defend their opinion . That is why I think that there is a thin line between a hero and a rebel. Normally, someone who breaks the rules and resists authority would like to win the ‘fight’ and become a hero. Martin Luther King, for instance, became a hero by being a rebel first. He opposed segregation and helped thousands of people to have the same rights of white people. His speech ‘ I have a dream ‘ made of him an international hero.
There are other examples of heroes, who for some people were just rebels like for instance Che Guevara. He died because he was a rebel, but he stands out in our mind like a heroic character who challenged the established ideas and died for them.
There are heros who are not rebels , like comic book heroes. Superman has superpowers and saves innocents from evil people who want to kill them . I think that rebels who don’t become heroes may be people who harm others in order to attain their goals.
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