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A hero is usually recognized in a work of literature as someone with great courage and strength (although that's not always the case). The hero may risk or sacrifice his or her life for the greater good. Read about heros in literature.
  1. King Arthur
  2. Sherlock Holmes

Heroes in Literature
In mythology, the hero may be from divine ancestry. In literature, a hero is courageous. A hero, or protagonist, is the principal character of a story, who may be known for special achievements. Read more about heroes in literature.

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