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Why did the school children make a hero out of Rosh? Do you think they were right?

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silverbow | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 23, 2007 at 1:12 AM via web

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Why did the school children make a hero out of Rosh?

Do you think they were right?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 23, 2007 at 2:29 AM (Answer #1)

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They make a hero out of Rosh because he's fighting the Romans. He's a warrior, fighting for freedom, and his sort of action is physical. It's a kind of heroism they can understand, and one they can see themselves taking part in.

I do think they were right in making a hero of him…right, but limited. They paid him admiration because they understood him, and didn't pay as much attention to others they understood less (spiritual leaders).

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