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02/18/2010 Hero (Revised) Bruce According to Henry Fairlie, the definition of hero is “the one who we idealize, who do things that should and must be done, and who reminds us of what lies unrecognized and unused in ourselves.” In his opinion, people choose a hero and he fits these qualifications. I think that Farlie’s concept is relevant and concrete because it covers the most important dimensions of a hero. From his definition, I can understand why a person can be called a hero not only because of his behaviors and ideals but also because of his fulfillment of people’s expectations. The concept of hero in Asian cultures will be presented in the following paragraph and a Japanese war hero “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” will be introduced. First of all, hero is the one who we idealize. From him, we can see some abstract virtues, such as courage, inspiration, sacrifice, and diligence. That is why we talk about his story from generation to generation. As an example, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a famous general
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course ENG W2018 taught by Professor Niccolas during the Spring '10 term at Columbia.

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