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. Claim: the best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that

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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.

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

There has long been a huge controversy of the best way to understand the characters of a society. One of the strong proposals, among all the others, is that heroes and role models can be the best representation of a society since they reveal its highest ideals. This essay is going to argue that this particular methodology to investigate a society is misleading, because even though social ideals can be exposed from heroes and role models, these ideals should not be viewed as representative for the characters of the whole society.

Admittedly, the reasoning that people can hope to taste the ideals of a society from heroes and role models seems plausible. That is due to the nature of heroes being made and recognised. There are two reasons that a society wants to make people heroes or role models. The first one is that those people achieve something so marvelous and splendid or a certain aspect of their personalities is so shining that citizens automatically recognise them as models. Alternatively, it might originate from people’s desire to encourage a specific ideal behaviour, and therefore people who behave in that way would be artificially made as heroes. Either way, heroes and role models reveal people’s ideal characters, and it is possible to observe social ideals from them.

However, the connection between the reason and the claim is far from valid, because it confounds a society’s characters with its ideals. On the contrary, there are frequently some deviations from ideals and realisations. This is well-demonstrated by the striking comparison between socialist and capitalist. The ideal world of a communist society suggest that people are all unselfish and willing to share everything with their comrades, but the current reality, the dominant character of the society, is that people still have to rely on ‘the invisible hand’ to boost economies, as Adam Smith argued. Therefore, even if social ideals can be revealed by heroes and role models, it is unlikely that those ideals can summarise the society’s main character, when can be considerably different from, or even opposite to, the ideals.

Moreover, the claim itself is, to a large extent, ill-formatted. It is apparent that heroes and role models are only a tiny amount of the population. No matter how famous, how superior, or how high their leverages are, they can hardly be representative in any scenarios. In order to summarise a society’s dominant characteristics, it makes intuitive sense to look for the vast

majority of the population, which is simply just those normal people. And this is indeed the common approach people embrace when analysing the characteristics of a society. For instance, when assessing the Egyptian society, scholars typically conclude that religious beliefs, i.e., the Muslim religion, dominates and characterises various realm of Eygpt, including economics, politics, and cultures. However, the current president, who should obviously be regarded as a role model in the Eygptian society, is secular and has openly discouraged religious practices. With this respect, it should be plausible that people should not look the president for Eygptian social characters, and conclusion would be seriously misleading. By contrast, those normal Egyptians should be the correct people to concentrate on, because they represent the reality of the current status of the society.

To conclude, this essay has argued that although the reason sounds convincing, it does not necessarily lead to the claim, and the claim is in effect infeasible. Explicitly, even though it is true that heroes and role models reveal the social ideals, those ideals are far from reality and thus should not be used to summarise a society’s characters. Alternatively, people should look for normal people to investigate a society’s main characters. Further studies could be conducted on how heroes and normal people interact within a society and what influence they can make to the society’s characteristics. Only if the right objects are found can researchers successfully summarise a society’s dominating characters.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, however, if, look, moreover, so, still, therefore, thus, well, for instance, it is true, on the contrary

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 40.0 19.5258426966 205% => Less to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 20.0 12.4196629213 161% => OK
Conjunction : 29.0 14.8657303371 195% => OK
Relative clauses : 22.0 11.3162921348 194% => OK
Pronoun: 49.0 33.0505617978 148% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 66.0 58.6224719101 113% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 12.9106741573 46% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3534.0 2235.4752809 158% => OK
No of words: 652.0 442.535393258 147% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.42024539877 5.05705443957 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.05314661074 4.55969084622 111% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.14249693534 2.79657885939 112% => OK
Unique words: 296.0 215.323595506 137% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.453987730061 0.4932671777 92% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1103.4 704.065955056 157% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 14.0 6.24550561798 224% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 10.0 4.99550561798 200% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 8.0 3.10617977528 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 9.0 1.77640449438 507% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 8.0 4.38483146067 182% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 20.2370786517 138% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 60.0651007369 60.3974514979 99% => OK
Chars per sentence: 126.214285714 118.986275619 106% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.2857142857 23.4991977007 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.14285714286 5.21951772744 79% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 9.0 7.80617977528 115% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 21.0 10.2758426966 204% => Less positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => 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: 0.111990211995 0.243740707755 46% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0388381413061 0.0831039109588 47% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.052212851485 0.0758088955206 69% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0668226489838 0.150359130593 44% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0275670218952 0.0667264976115 41% => 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: 15.7 14.1392134831 111% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 39.67 48.8420337079 81% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 12.1743820225 110% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.45 12.1639044944 119% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.89 8.38706741573 106% => OK
difficult_words: 170.0 100.480337079 169% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 14.5 11.8971910112 122% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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