The hero is that person who behaves courageously and with determination. Your heroic attitude may be motivated by a desire for glory , justice, or strong convictions.
A hero is considered to be a person who does not express fear in the face of an adverse or dangerous situation. Apparently it’s one that is not afraid and is able to learn to control themselves. In any case, you overcome fear and face the risk knowing that you are in danger and that failure is very likely. In this sense, for an act to be heroic, some important element must be incorporated, normally, the hero is the one with few chances of success, but despite that he is willing to overcome the difficulties that arise.
The idea of a hero is associated with some characters in the story (great warriors like Cid Campeador or Hannibal and also leaders like Simón Bolivar, Spartaco or Gandhi)
However, there are anonymous people who have been turned into heroes (Rosa Parks was a humble black worker from the US, who after refusing to give up her place on a bus seat to a white man turned into a heroine among black people, so she opposed to racial segregation).
In classical Greek theater, the character of the hero has a particular characteristic: facing a superior force, destiny. Despite this, he assumes his predictable defeat without giving up the fight.
Heroes and heroines are human prototypes who serve as a reference for most of society . In this way, they act as models of behavior . Despite the respect and admiration they provoke, there is no one who forgets that many of them had a tragic end, like Martin Luther King and Gandhi.
The idea of a hero at times is quite debatable. Japanese kamikaze pilots were considered national heroes, although others might see them as fanatics.
In history, literature, and real life, the hero’s antagonist is the anti-hero. He represents the opposite values: the villain is mediocre, lacking in courage, taking no risks, lacking ideals, and creating no admiration for others. Being the opposite of the hero, on certain occasions, he has a miserable and morally reprehensible behavior.
The anti-hero has no noble characteristics and from a rational point of view he has nothing to draw attention to. In practice, some anti-heroes have something special. Proof of this is the attraction to the evil figure, a perverse character inclined to do evil, but who can be interesting for the spectator.