Archetypal Heroes In Othello, Atticus Finch And Ellen Degeneres

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Archetypal Hero Essay Without heroes to help guide, the world would be a sinister place. There are numerous divergent heroes in the world today, whether from books, plays or even the press. Some are literary, fictional, or modern, like Othello from Othello the play by William Shakespeare, Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Ellen Degeneres who’s a host, comedian, writer, and producer. When hearing such diverse people being described by one word, one would begin to wonder. How are they alike? How are they heroes? Othello, Atticus Finch, and Ellen Degeneres represent three different types of archetypal heroes, though few are strongly misunderstood, they are heroes.
One can see this from the play Othello by William Shakespeare,
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He was too, unquestionably honest. Finch was a lawyer who helped a man that was wrongly accused of committing a crime, which he did not commit. Though the majority of the town was against him and strongly believed what he was doing was bizarre, Finch did not care. He just wanted to do the right thing, even though he knew there was a possibility his case would be dismissed and not given a fair shot. He worked hard and gave justice to an innocent man, despite what the book says. Finch and his children were misjudged by Atticus’s actions, seeing as it was in 1935 where discrimination was a popular problem. Based on this, one can see the Finch family were having trouble in their town because Atticus was defending a black male. By the end of the story Finch's’ daughter, Scout, learns to not judge someone by their appearance “when they finally saw him…..he was real nice”(Lee 56) Scout also learns to not criticize someone until you have walked in their shoes and lived their life. “never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view . . . until you climb into their skin and walk around” (Lee 56). Atticus said this to Scout, so she would not be so judgemental on a person that she did not know and did not understand. Atticus Finch is a literary hero because had a positive influence on his children and helped someone who was hopeless, he helped a man get up, instead, of kicking him while he was