of “myths and heroes” I’m going to present own character considered as hero Steve Jobs.
First I’ll give the definition of myth and heroes, then I presented Steve Jobs. That would be how I would answer that question : why are myths and heroes important to our society?
According to the dictionary definition a myth is a traditional story, concerning the early history of people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. Then a hero in mythology and folklore, a person with superhuman abilities who is admired for his courage or extraordinary achievements. In the modern world, hero has lost its former meaning. It now means someone who is courageous. Heroes are « heroic », they have «heroism». They help rescue people or society from people, villains or natural disasters, like superman or batman. A hero can also be someone who is helpful, polite or helps people who need it. The word is used in the sports world to mean an extraordinary player or an athlete. Sometimes, the main character of a story is called a « hero » in a book or movies, like Harry Potter.
The Steve Jobs story is the stuff of legend: from tinkering about with electronics in a garage to launching a start-up, to creating one of the worlds most successful companies. It’s not that he invented so many things himself; he was more the orchestrator of invention. He could see the big picture and how certain innovations would fit into it, and he pushed those innovations with relentless energy. This, together with eye for detail and his perfectionism, meant that he managed to completely revolutionize the computer world. But it wasn’t just personal computers that came within Job’s sphere of influence: he affect telecommunications in general, the music industry, tablet computing, digital publishing and even retailing. Jobs has earned his place in history as an entrepreneur of the same stature as Henry Ford.
He influenced people's lives with his achievements. Steve Jobs is considered like a hero because to make the top he was and hard-worker, career-driven with strong-willed. Now a days he has been considered as a model.
To conclude, myths and heroes are important to our society because they can change the society with new technologies like steve jobs. There are also many heroes fight who counteract social inequalities as Mandela. The heroes are important to society because are examples. Many people would like them.