Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal
characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models
share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another
respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their
followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our
allegiance because his sensibilities will not be
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a hero wins the adoration of
his followers. By showing his intense feelings, living life to the fullest, and still remaining
human, he is able to win the heart of almost any reader. Heroes have changed a lot
over the years. When one looks at napoleon they are hardly reminded of John Lennon.
While different generations find different qualities to be noble, there are some heroes,
like Cyrano, who will be loved for all time.