GRE Essay Topic 330 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "In this age of intensive media coverage, it is no longer possible for a society to regard any woman or man as a hero. The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished."
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Issues – It is no longer possible for a society to regard an
The possibility of the actual society to regard living man or woman as a hero exists, although in a small scale of adoration. Even if other people don’t agree, I understand some kind of athletics and TV and movie artists are treated as heroes for their fans. In the bigger scale of adoration there are the religious and political leaders also treated as heroes for part of the population of the countries they lead.
The environment created by the entertainment industry (considering television and cinema) transforms normal people in worldwide heroes, as real examples, the couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Celebrities like them can crowd any place where they go, having also the power of leading the fans consumption.
The same situation happens with some athletics in several sports around the world. The scale of fame depends on the appreciation of the sport they play. People like Michael Jordan, from basketball, Ronaldo from soccer, Roger Federer from tennis and Tiger Woods from golf can also be considered examples of heroes. Children grow following their steps, trying be in the future at the same level of them, in the sport and fame.
The third example of the existence of actual heroes is Mr. Nelson Mandela. His example of life, fighting against the South Africa apartheid, using the peace as tool, even after living for twenty seven years arrested, is recognized for the entire world.
Considering Heroes, people able to influence a lot of people minds, being adorable for them, I do understand our society is still able to regard living men or women as heroes. However with several connotations and goals, since people with an example behavior, all the time working for the benefit of their society to a king of market Hero, just created to lead people to consumption.