An English teacher assigned a research project, asking her students to research and interview people around them, and come up with a conclusion about what makes a person a hero. Their conclusion varies with very subjective thoughts. Some of their reflections may be adopted into consideration regarding Christopher Columbus.
Jolley, Susan Arpajian. “In Search of a Hero, in Searhc of Self.” The English Journal, vol. 97, no. 2, 2007, pp. 23-28.