How is Nat Hocken a hero in the story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier?

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Nat Hocken's a hero because he's willing to do whatever it takes to protect his family from the murderous flock of birds that's descended upon the village. Unlike his neighbors, he takes the birds' threat seriously and tries to warn them of the impending danger. So as well as protecting his family, Ned also tries to protect his neighbors, even though they scoff at his warnings.

Ned had long since proved himself to be a hero during the war, when he was disabled. And he's clearly taken that heroism with him into civilian life. One thing he seems to have learned during the war is the importance of good morale. To that end, he shows himself remarkably adept at putting his family at ease,...

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