Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling is a hero. He is selfless and wants what is best for his people regardless of the sacrifices he has to make. Dumbledore is one of the most well known heroes in modern literature. Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is also a selfless hero. He is another example of a literary hero, although more of a classic example. In the end, both make the ultimate sacrifice by dying for the benefit of another. This heroic deed makes them both heroes.
The perfect hero always does what is right, and is helpful. Dumbledore helps the students by leading them in the right direction. He is the teacher of many pupils, whom he cares about so much that he dies in order to protect their innocence. He allows a friend to kill him in order to prevent a young boy from having to take a life, because preserving his peace of mind was the right thing to do.
A hero is selfless and unconcerned about themselves. Sydney loves a young woman named so much that he dies to prevent her from having to life without the man that she loves, Charles Darnay. He disguises himself as the man as he takes the death penalty which was meant for Charles. This shows that Sydney is self-sacrificing, which is a trait that a noble hero would have.
In conclusion, Sydney Carton from the novel A Tale of Two Cities and Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series are selfless, and put others before them. Both give their lives to protect the people they care about. These are the traits of a great person. A hero always does what is right, and is helpful. Dumbledore and Cyrano are epitomes of the perfect hero.