Harshita Prasad September 17, 2012 8th hour Hero Definition Essay “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something greater than oneself” (Joseph Campbell). The meaning of a true hero is someone who sacrifices their life for the good and needs of others. A real hero is willing to take risks, never gives up, and is not selfish. A hero is someone who is willing to take risks. That means that they understand what could happen, but they are still brave enough to do it. An example of that would be from the movie Mulan (Tony Bancroft, 1998.) Mulan is a young Chinese girl who lives in a time when women have no rights. She disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight in the army in the place of her father, who is not able to, even though she knows the consequences. Mulan understood that despite the fact she could die, she needed to save her father. A hero also never ever gives up even when things seem really bad. They continue through their struggles to achieve their goal. An example is from “The Odyssey’ (Homer). Odysseus was captured along with some of his men by a giant Cyclops. Instead of losing hope and waiting to be eaten,“ [He ] considered the best way of escaping and saving [him]self and [his] men from death.” Another less dramatic example would be from the movie October Sky, (Joe Johnston, 1999). Homer Hickam, a young man, pursues his dream of being a rocket scientist through many hardships and the fact that his family is not supportive of him at all. He still manages to accomplish his dream because he never quits. There are also many types of heroes. One is an everyday hero- someone who fights for a good cause every day, such as firemen, police officers, doctors, etc. Ana, a woman who was diagnosed with cancer for over 20 years, is an everyday hero. She is an inspiration to her family and friends by being brave and determined to “ fight against nature itself… not only for herself, but to be there for all those she loves and who love her” (SB page 48) . A different type of hero would be an archetypal hero. That is someone who goes through stages and quests to become a hero. An example is “Percy Jackson” by Rick Riordan. Percy must go through steps and
Nelson Mandela became a legend long before he passed away and to most of the world he is known as the greatest hero of South Africa. According to the Oxford dictionary a hero is:
“1 a person especially a man, who is admired by many people for doing sth brave or good. [...] 3 a person, especially a man, that you admire because of a particular quality or skill that they have.”
There were several political prisoners imprisoned…
What is a hero?
What is a hero? Personally, I think everyone has a different way to imagine or describe what is a real hero. For someone, a hero is someone who has courage and an athletic body, for others their hero are simply their old brother, their teachers or their best friend . But of course, when we are describing one of them their some common values who makes a person not just a good human being but a hero as well. In this essay I will explain to you, in my opinion, what make a…
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What is the definition of a hero? Well I think a hero is brave and willing to risk his/her life for someone else’s. Hero’s are made from the challenges they face because every hero as been faced with challenges. There were many challenges that Bilbo Baggins faced in the book The Hobbit and the way he handled these challenges that were thrown at him is what made him a hero.
The first challenge that Bilbo faced was saving his friends the dwarves from the Elvenkings jail…
The question remains: who is worthy to be called a hero? I have seen many people who deserve the title of a hero for many bold actions. Sure, they do not wear legendary costumes, drive bat-mobiles or possess superhuman abilities. Of course, there is much more to a hero than just what is visible to the eye. As a matter of fact, it is all about what is on the inside—the qualities and behavior fixed in a mentality. That is why self-obsessed people do not make it on the list of heroes…
"What is a Hero!!??"
East Ridge Middle School
By: Noelani Mercer
A hero isn't just a man or a women wearing a flashy, colorful, or spandex outfit, and walking around like their SOOO big and bad with their super powers galore!! Heroes are brave, courageous, caring, and loving. They protects someone or someone, and goes out of their comfort zone. Like go down a trench to save someone who fell, or say a speech that…
Thesis statement: Macbeth is clearly a tragic hero, in that he has noble characteristics but struggles in a fatal flaw, his distorted perception of real life, and he’s responsible for his downfall.
From the moment the witches told Macbeth that he is going to become king he struggled with one fatal flaw- ambition.
His ambition was to become king and for no one to take his throne from him.
He did anything he could to become king, it didn’t matter to him what he had…
What do you consider tragedy? According to Aristotle a tragedy is,
“An imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its katharsis of such emotions…. Every tragedy, therefore, must have six parts, which parts determine its…
February 9, 2015
The Crucible is a 1953 play written by Arthur Miller, that showcases the Salem witch
trials that took place in the Massachusetts in 1692. The play was made into a 1996 film
directed by Nicholas Hynter. In the movie, several teenage girls sneak out of their houses
around dawn one morning. They meet in the forest and dance, which is forbidden in the town.
While dancing a woman named abigail sheds her clothes and proceeds to drink an animal’s…
Definition: It is used to tell a story or to narrate an
event or series of events in a logical sequence
Example: “I have been hiding away from the
society for the past ten years, but I could still
remember clearly what happened ten years ago. It
was a nightmare, people started to eat each other
like they’re supposed to, the dead returning to life,
and took away my beloved ones...”
Definition: Using descriptive language to visually