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Unformatted text preview: true spirit of a particular religious belief. 4. In a sociopolitical sense: A hero is one who acts in accordance and defends, if necessary with his/her life, the major interests of the society, who remains firm and loyal in his/her belief in the ideological values of the society. 5. In a conventional sense: A hero is one who comes to other people’s rescue at the very real risk of his/her own physical harm. A person noted for feats of courage, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in a war. A hero can also be a person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine and science, etc. In this sense, a hero becomes a sort of social celebrity....
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- Fall '07