President Barack Obama, the first African-American president, uses many ways to persuade Americans to vote and support him. Therefore, his words lead him toward his actions. Even though a hero is defined by his actions, not his words, it doesn’t mean that his words don’t speak louder than his actions.
My parents can be considered heroes as well. My parents have always cared for me and protected me from harmful things. They made sure that I always had a roof over my head and clothes on my back. My parents also encourage me to do better in life and make sure that I don’t end up on the streets selling drugs. They use their words to persuade me to do better and their actions to show me where I can end up if I don’t listen to them.
Odysseus is a hero that can use his words and his actions. Just like a lot of other heroes Odysseus words can lead into his actions. An example is when Odysseus told Polyphemus that his name is nohbdy so that if Polyphemus were to try to tell any of the other Cyclopes, he would say nohbdy which sounds like nobody. His actions occurred when he stabbed the Cyclops in the one eye that he has, then he got away.
Another example of a hero is Harry Potter. Harry Potter is clearly a hero that fits your definition. He is constantly trying to do the right thing to protect himself and more importantly, those around him. He lives under the constant threat from enemies on all sides: at school, at home, and just about anywhere else he finds himself. He knows he has been marked for greatness, but is still an awkward and humble boy who sets about, against seemingly impossible odds, to protect the good people from Voldemort and his evil followers.
All of these heroes hove one thing in common. Their actions speak louder than words. I’m pretty sure that there are many more heroes that can be brought up to this discussion also. This will make you believe that a hero is defined by his actions and not his words even more. I’m also sure that every...