Claim: The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.Reason: Heroes and role models reveal a society's highest ideals.Write a response

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Claim: The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.
Reason: Heroes and role models reveal a society's highest ideals.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based.

Folklore and parables have always been an inextricable part of any human society. From the historical Alexander the great to the fictional Superman, all these heroes and role models have always continued to inspire us in a wide spectrum of humanity under varying degrees. But while society perpetuates the concept of a hero and tries to see it manifest before its very eyes, and could be viewed as a collective collage of what society wants itself to reflect, the claim that society is best judged by who it touts as a hero or a role model is tenuous for a couple of reasons. In addition, the reason at hand which tries to intimate that role models illuminate the ideals of society is in itself somewhat correct but does not do much to support the claim it is set out to buttress.

To begin, heroes and role models are deified and too idealistic, and so, do not really constitute the 'best' imagery of society. Therefore, the incisiveness used to discern a society based on its role models would be futile and misleading. The smoke screen that a hero is, while quite delightful to look at, is a concept. For example, in today's contemporary society, Batman might be an ideal for most Millenials along with a long line of other superhero characters that is part of the popular culture. While studying Batman could allow someone to entertain oneself living a life of a crime fighter vicariously, it does not reflect the characters of a society. Definitely, the society of the 21st century is not filled with individuals seeking vigilante justice every two blocks and anarchy is too far fetched. Perhaps, a more nuanced claim would be that examining the heroes of a society gives a better picture of what a society wants to strive towards becoming.

Furthermore, the claim is too strong in its stance. It suggests that studying the heroes and Role models is the BEST way to understand a society. There are multitudes of situations in history itself to refute this position. For instance, studying Abraham Lincoln during his prime would do anything but show what the society at the time was like. Perhaps, he was the culmination of what the society could offer but this does not, in any way, suggest that merely studying a Lincoln, or a Margaret Thatcher, or say, a Martin Luther King can give us enough leeway to make judgments about a society and its characteristics. That being said, do these men and women represent the highest of ideals that the society has drawn upon? The answer is, yes, to a certain extent. While these people were definitely human,and so, consequently fallible, with their own foibles, they were called upon in stories and annals of history to draw inspiration from. May be not the 'highest' ideals, but they surely represent a quality of probity in them.

But there is a catch to these role models since sometimes role models are fabricated to teach lessons, and might portray a darker side of the human psyche. For example, Achilles was a hero in the Greek fables who had a ridiculous weakness and could be killed with a blow to the knees. This might be interpreted to show that all humans have weaknesses, that is, an Achilles' heel. While this is quite pertinent to society, and individuals in general, it does not represent the zenith of human morality, nor does it comment on human potential most significantly. In addition, to this, Rife with banality and the mundane recently, with the same old plot of the good guy, there seems to be a paradigm shift where the society is rooting for the anti-hero in literature and movies in general. So, assuming that heroes and role models directly describe a society is not really a strong issue. And the reason that heroes and role models represent the highest qualities of a society is cogent but does nothing to defend the claim. On the other hand, the heroes and the role models reflecting back on what a society wants to see itself as is quite tenable.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, consequently, furthermore, if, look, may, really, so, therefore, while, for example, for instance, in addition, in general, on the other hand

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 37.0 19.5258426966 189% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.4196629213 97% => OK
Conjunction : 34.0 14.8657303371 229% => Less conjunction wanted
Relative clauses : 17.0 11.3162921348 150% => OK
Pronoun: 46.0 33.0505617978 139% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 88.0 58.6224719101 150% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 12.9106741573 54% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3244.0 2235.4752809 145% => OK
No of words: 685.0 442.535393258 155% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.73576642336 5.05705443957 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.11590702189 4.55969084622 112% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.58818818848 2.79657885939 93% => OK
Unique words: 317.0 215.323595506 147% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.462773722628 0.4932671777 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1046.7 704.065955056 149% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 11.0 4.99550561798 220% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 12.0 1.77640449438 676% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 11.0 4.38483146067 251% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 20.2370786517 138% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 61.076649735 60.3974514979 101% => OK
Chars per sentence: 115.857142857 118.986275619 97% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.4642857143 23.4991977007 104% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.21428571429 5.21951772744 100% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 7.80617977528 64% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 20.0 10.2758426966 195% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.83258426966 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.398007475999 0.243740707755 163% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.11055618931 0.0831039109588 133% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0974614033933 0.0758088955206 129% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.26402911545 0.150359130593 176% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.020370861545 0.0667264976115 31% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.1 14.1392134831 93% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.58 48.8420337079 114% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.51 12.1639044944 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.26 8.38706741573 98% => OK
difficult_words: 149.0 100.480337079 148% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 18.5 11.8971910112 155% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Write the essay in 30 minutes.
Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:

para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.


Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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