What makes a hero? Most people say it involves honor, bravery, a willingness to take risks, and put others’ safety and well-being above your own. Can someone be a hero and a law-breaker at the same time? Depending on where you stand on a particular issue, a man involved can be a terrorist or freedom fighter. Where do you stand? The open-ended nature of this question makes it fodder for any number of different essay angles. As the question of what makes a hero is extremely wide, choose an issue or individual to research and outline for an essay, develop the introduction, body and conclusion, and compare your notes against samples of papers before making a final draft.