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
The Oxford Dictionary’s other definition of a hero indicates that the definition of a hero can be very personal “a person, epspecially a man, that you admire because of a particular quality or skill that they have”. An adjoining question could be how much bad a person is allowed to do, to yet remain a hero. In that case Mandela’s status as a hero could be discussed in some…
In this essay I will explain to you, in my opinion, what make a person heroic and explain to you my definition of a hero by pointing some values that all heroes have!
First of all, the first value or quality that I think make a person heroic is their kindness and their empathy. If someone can feel the pain and want to do something about it I think that this is the most beautiful value a person can have.…
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Literary Analysis Essay
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 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.…
"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.…
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.…
In the course of the novel, Rigg displays how he is a tragic hero with many traits like his stubbornness and arrogance; however Rigg also displays some compassion, which acknowledges Aristotle’s definition of tragedy.
A modern tragic hero can be a common person who is part of something greater, and may suffer a tragic fall of some kind where catharsis may be evident, but not in a profound way.…
Even though proctor has
a flaw, if he didn’t have one, he might not be considered a tragic hero, so I believe his flaw is
very important. But having just one characteristic of a tragic hero doesn’t make you one, you
have to posses a couple.
A second reason John can be seen as the tragic hero in the Crucible is because of the
fact he is noble and brave. Throughout the movie John is seen to strive to be a good
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