Discuss the following passage. Is a hero a hero twenty-four hours a day, no matter what? Is he a hero when he orders his breakfast from a waiter? Is he a hero when he eats it? What about a person who is not a hero, but who has a heroic moment? How do you answer each of these questions? How might Wiesel answer these questions?
My views are quite similar to Wiesel’s. A hero cannot be a hero 24/7. Ordering breakfast is not a heroic act, whoever does it. Eating breakfast is not heroic.