Albert Einstein Essay by The Research Group

Albert Einstein
Discussion of what makes him a modern hero; his scientific methods & achievements, his humanitarian efforts; early life & shaping of his character.
# 10730 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 14, 2003 in History (Leaders) , History (European - 20th Century) , Physics (General)


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"This paper will discuss what makes Albert Einstein a hero. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary gives several definitions of a hero, most of which apply to Einstein. According to Webster's a hero is a mythological or legendary figure endowed with great ability; a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities; the central figure in an event, period or movement; and an object of extreme admiration and devotion. These definitions can be readily applied to Einstein who was indeed a hero of the world community. Unlike heroes of legend, however, Einstein was a modern hero.

In naming Albert Einstein A Person of the Century@ TIME Magazine wrote for Einstein to become a modern icon, especially in America, required a total revision of the definition of a hero."

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