rj 12 - Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng 110-031 4/16/07 Reading...

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Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng 110-031 4/16/07 “Reading Journal 12” In American society and the world’s society today, stars, also known as celebrities, are in the spotlight. They are on the cover of magazines, billboards, all over television ads, and are idolized by millions of people all over the world. What do these people have that brings them to fame? Stars have wealth, looks, talent, and very good connections to the entertainment world. Why are stars in such spotlight for having talent when others who are saving people from fires, arresting thieves, working to solve world hunger, and doing other heroic activities are not in as great of a spotlight at all? According to the dictionary a star and a hero are two very different things. A star is a person who is known for talent in art, profession or other field; a prominent actor, singer, or whoever is greatly liked, especially one who plays the leading role in a performance. A hero, however, is a man or woman of distinguished courage or ability who is admired for his/her brave acts and noble qualities; a person who others thing have heroic qualities or performed a heroic act and is looked up upon as a role model or idol. So what makes
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Slovak during the Spring '07 term at University of Delaware.

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rj 12 - Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng 110-031 4/16/07 Reading...

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