Heroism is saying or doing an act when others do not have the courage to do so in a difficult situation. It is, most of the time, an act of courage, braveness, willingness, and fortitude, which heroes and heroines display. This is heroism in my own words. There are numerous acts of heroism in real life, movies, and on television shows.
Spider-Man is a renowned superhero known to be one of the best heroes in cartoons. He shows his acts of heroism in the 2004 movie Spider-Man 2. In Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man manages to stop a train full of passengers before it plunged over the end of the tracks. He rushed to the front of the train, stood in front of it, pushed it the opposite way that it was going, and stopped the train from falling off of the tracks onto the city. He nearly falls, but the people in the train catch him and see him without his mask on. Through the courage and braveness, Spider-Man risked his life to save others in this difficult situation.
Stephen Crane would agree with my definition of heroism. He would agree with my definition, because my definition is what The Red Badge of Courage is basically saying in the whole book. I believe this is the same definition of heroism Stephen Crane used for his book. Stephen’s words in The Red Badge of Courage represent the same meaning of heroism as in my words so he would agree with my definition of heroism.