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Antigone and Othello: Tragic Heroes

- Othello and Antigone are both tragic heroes. They do great deeds and have great power or strength. For example, Othello defeats Venice's enemies. Antigone makes sure that a Theban right is a Theban due. But fatal character flaws destroy the lives of the two heroes. Both of them suffer from pride and uncontrolled passion. Othello is so proud of his integrity and courage that he doesn't recognize his violent temper and his manipulability by Iago. Antigone is so proud of her commitment to the true, the right, the proper, and the correct that she doesn't respect differing, less passionate opinions....   [tags: Antigone, Othello, tragedy, Heroes,]

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Hercules: The Greatest of the Greek Heroes

- Hercules, or known in Latin as Heracles, was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity. In art, Hercules was portrayed as a powerful, muscular man wearing lion's skin and armed with a huge club. He was also described as being a macho man buffoon, who was very impulsive. Hercules’ home and birthing place is in Thebes, Greece. Thebes is a city in central Greece. It plays as an important setting in many Greek myths, such as the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus and many other important roles in Greek Mythology....   [tags: hercules, heracles, greek heroes, thebas]

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Evolution of Heroism: Comparing Qualities of Ancient Heroes Versus Modern Heroes

- Heroes are prevalent in everyone’s life. Whether someone’s hero is a living person or a fabled character from a movie, everybody has come into contact with some sort of hero. In fact, the concept of heroes has existed for hundreds of years, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. However, heroes have not always been people who dress up in costumes and fight crime, as our current society would lead us to believe. No, heroes started out differently and have evolved throughout the centuries. Heroes generally reflect the ideals of their society, and while they are not perfect, they demonstrate the qualities and traits valued by their society....   [tags: Heroes, world history]

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Sports Heroes: O.J. Simpson and Others

- The dictionary definition of a hero is someone who is admired of their achievements or their noble qualities. To me, the definition of a hero is someone who helps people and is caring. In this world there are so many people mistaken for heroes. One example of a “hero” is O.J. Simpson. O.J was best known for being the running back of the Buffalo Bills and was nicknamed “The Juice”. Although he was a Heisman Trophy winner he was also a major suspect of a murder case involving his wife and her new boyfriend....   [tags: Heroes, O.J. Simpson, ]

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Heroes: Home Buyers

- Heroes have been an integral part of our culture. Everyone respects them for their honorable ambitions and sacrifices. However the obsession of money has also shared a part of that culture, often taking over the motives of most people, and drawing them away from the desire to be a hero and help others. It is the desire for money which seems to pit brother against brother, similar to the Civil War. Right now there is a war between home-buyers and sellers, both citizens of the United States; and there is no hero....   [tags: Heroes, home buying,]

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Heroes Usually Die Young in the Iliad, but Odysseus has Wit

- In the Iliad the Heroes are the ones who died young on the battle field in the high of their prime. A perfect example of this is Achilles, who choose to go to Troy knowing he will have a story, but glories life. Odysseus, does care about the glory of war. He does everything he can to stay at home with his family. Including faking insanity and sowing his field with salts. Yet he still consider a hero. In fact Odyssey is a story about Odysseus journey home, not about war and battle which is the case with the Iliad....   [tags: Iliad, heroes,]

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Tragic Heroes of The Iliad and Oedipus Rex Analysis

- Calvin Coolidge once said, “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion” (brainyquote.com). Heroes are among one of the most popular literary figures of all time. A Greek philosopher, Aristotle, wrote his notion of classic from of heroism called tragic heroism in his work entitled Poetics. In Poetics, Aristotle explains that there are certain qualities that a tragic hero has that can qualify him or her as tragically heroic. Two Grecian literary legends, Achilles from Homer’s Iliad and Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex, fit the description of an Aristotelian tragic hero....   [tags: Aristotelian tragic heroes]

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Heroes: From Ninja Turtles to Jesus

- Heroes: From Ninja Turtles to Jesus      Heroes are important in life we’ve always had them and always will. They’re our role models, we attempt to be resembling them. Society looks up to these heroes for many reasons, it could be that they’re cool or have style, because they could fly or have supernatural powers, because of the way they make a person feel, the confidence they have, or even because a majority likes him and wants to be him a person may want to go with the flow.      All heroes in society have similarities to each other....   [tags: Heroes of Society]

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Real Heroes in our Society

- Real Heroes in our Society The Lone Ranger, Zorro, Batman, Superman are some of the characters that we stereotypically constitute as heroes. They are known to fight with courage without fear of death. They destroy the enemy within a blink of an eye. They fight using their own body strength, superpower, or some kind of weapon. They come to the rescue miraculously and leave without a trace. They are mysterious. We are unable to identify who they are underneath the masks and disguises. Yet, we praise them and ignore the real heroes that surround us regularly, ordinarily....   [tags: Hero heroes Heroic Essays]

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Outlaw Heroes in Literature

- Outlaw Heroes in Literature In "The Thematic Paradigm", Robert Ray explains how there are two distinctly different heroes, the outlaw hero and the official hero. The official hero embraces common values and traditional beliefs, while the outlaw has a clear sense of right and wrong but operates above the law (Ray). Ray explains how the role of an outlaw hero has many traits....   [tags: Literature Hero Heroes]

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No Heroes, No Villains by by Steven J. Phillips

- No Heroes, No Villains by by Steven J. Phillips After reading the story, I found I had mixed emotions about it. To explain, when we were getting into detail and finally finding out what really happened the day of June 28th, I found myself completely interested and glued to the book. I also enjoyed the way the incident was explained because I felt like I was there watching it all happen from the great detail. I enjoyed Phillips style of writing because through his writing, he really came off as an intelligent person who is very familiar with the legal system....   [tags: Phillips Heroes Villains Review]

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Huckleberry Finn, Daisy Miller and Sister Carrie as Heroes

- The definition of a hero is not straight-edged. Heroes are, however, imagined to possess certain qualities. Courage, romanticism, charming beauty, and a willingness to defy society are four very prominent characteristics amongst heroes and contribute to today's notion of heroism. In order to decide if and to what extent any character lives up to the standards of heroism, one must search for these qualities. Huckleberry Finn, Daisy Miller, and Sister Carrie are three heroes from three different novels....   [tags: Huck Finn Miller Carrie Hero Heroes Essays]

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The Heroes Of Heroes Are So Grandiosely Told

- When tales of heroes are so grandiosely told through poems and stories often too wild to be real, the emphasis of heroism is shown through their journeys rather than their characteristics. They are in terms heroes without any real humane flaw; through the analysis of these two tales it’s, apparent that they share many similarities in the themes, but the traits of the protagonists and the reasonings behind the choices they made until their demise were entirely different. In these pieces of literature the villains are also in a limelight of their own, making one question, “Who was actually in the right all along....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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All Underdogs Are Heroes But Not All Heroes

- All underdogs are heroes but not all heroes are underdogs. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story full of underdogs and heroes. She is a maternal figure to Jem and Scout, she calms down prejudices, and she is always there for you. Miss Maudie is a hero of this story, Miss Maudie is a hero. an underdog. Miss Maudie has lnown Atticus Finch, now she has helped to raise Jem and Scout. Miss Maudie has always been there for scout, “I spent most of the remaining twilights that summer sitting with Miss Maudie Atkinson in her front porch.”(Lee 55) Miss Maudie took time out of her day to spend time with Scout when Jem abandoned her in his games with Dill....   [tags: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch]

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The Epic Hero Archetype in Films, and Literature

- As Beowulf possessed incredible the strength of 30 men, Luke Skywalker the force, and Harry Potter magic, epic heroes continue in every form of today’s entertainment and storytelling. Every culture from the beginning has had their own tales of heroes accomplishing great feats that no one else could. An epic hero is an icon for everyone to relate to, they symbolize different lessons to learn. The epic hero archetype exists as a source of entertainment but also as a demonstrative tool. Their morals and actions are there to help shape our own actions in life....   [tags: heroes]

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The Heroes Of The Holocaust

- Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name… Heroes come from every walk of life, the very nature of a hero transcends culture, ethnicity, religion, geographical borders, and any other boundary set by the wicked. The heroes of the Holocaust came from every religion and faith found in the frontier of World War II and the creation of heroes and resistance groups were especially contingent on the indecency and anti-Semitism the Nazi culture would generate. The characteristics of a hero were numerous and various, but what qualities seemed to be exhibited most profoundly and created through religious experience....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Poland, Germany]

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Extended Definition of a Modern Hero

- Classical heroes commonly display bravery and strength in their noble feats of self-sacrifice in order to attain fame and glory as a savior of his or her people. However, in modern times, a hero may represent a cause to achieve peace and amity with his or her society, no matter the differences between each person. Other admirable modern heroes express indifference towards racial and religious distinctions and help those in need, sometimes at their own life’s risk, despite their disapproving society....   [tags: Heroes]

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Heroes of the Ages

- Throughout the ages, there have been many epic heroes in which we hear about through stories. However, there is a rather common question of what makes them an epic hero. Not only do humans look for the bravery and good deeds in a hero, but they go deeper than that. They wish to know what lies beneath the skin. Literally, what makes them act the way they do. Psychologically speaking, there is no sure way to tell why each person acts the way they do. However, what people can analyze is the actions within a story....   [tags: epic hero, Arthur, Achilles, Beowulf, Odysseus]

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A New Hero Today

- A hero is someone who has courage and the ability to help others. Some people might refer to their hero as their role model. No matter what someone may name their hero, almost everyone has one. The person who chooses their hero wants their hero to be an inspiring role model whom they can look up to while they are going through rough times. Since the beginning of time, people have had heroes because heroes are the people that set a good example for the public and have they noble qualities that are obvious for everyone to see....   [tags: heroes, ]

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History of Heroes

- In studying different types of heroes this semester, we have come across several examples of heroes and heroines. From the Trojan War to the Italian renaissance, tragic heroes have been consistently present in the stories we have read this semester. In this essay I will expose the similarities and differences between tragic heroes that we have encountered in The Iliad (as recorded by Homer), The Aeneid (by Virgil), Oedipus the King (written by Sophocles), and in The Prince (written by Niccolo Machiavelli)....   [tags: Literature]

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Heroes in Literature

- Many 20th century non-western literary texts have a hero that everyone looks up to. These heroes tend to show extreme bravery and courage, and are ready to sacrifice their lives for the good of someone other than themselves. A typical hero is unselfish and never compromises his principles or his beliefs, even if it means standing alone at times. There is Hassan in The Kite Runner who is loyal, selfless and full of integrity to the point of self-sacrifice; the Child Bride, who fights to the bitter end to survive her harsh ordeal; and Tita in Like Water For Chocolate, who has to sacrifice her own happiness for the sake of family traditions....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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What Are Heroes?

- What are heroes. First of all, hero derived from the Greek culture which was actually hera, in Greek mythology and folklore was a man-God. Today in society there are certain important figures that are referred to as heroes. Today although we know no man can be equal to God, however we as a society do idolize or admire people. Society tends to put higher authority figures on pedestals on which they are, in a sense, worshipped. Historical notables include: civil rights leaders, presidents, etc. Two very admired leaders or heros in civil rights are, Dr....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Acts of Heroism

- What makes the acts of heroism different from the daily life of others. To people the act of heroism can be from their favorite sports player or an actor. But, to some they could be there family member. Each heroic act in the society is faced with great challenges but the hero never backs down. In addition, heroic acts have many different purposes in our society. The acts of heroism are considered as an inspiration to others and a reference but, it takes certain attribute such as courage and selflessness....   [tags: heroes,]

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Grendel : Heroes Become Villains And Beast Become Heroes

- In the novel Grendel, heroes become villains and beast become heroes. Grendel has a strong heroic behavior in the novel by John Gardner. Heroes are typically brave, noble and strong, just the same as Grendel’s character is in this story. He disliked the outlook he had amongst the humans as the “Ruiner of the Meadhall’s or Wrecker of Kings”. Grendel was misunderstood by the humans and simply wanted to belong. Grendel was first tormented by the Danes and becomes vengeful. He was not the first to torment according to this novel....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Purpose, Distraction]

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Heroes Are People Who Overcome Antagonism in a Mature Way, as in "Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson

- A person who overcomes antagonistic and unnecessary issues in a mature and powering manor. That is the definition of a hero to me. Someone who is being hurt and sees others hurt from the actions and takes charge and does everything in his power to change it. Someone who puts others before themselves and acts in the most chivalrous way. The definition of a hero is different for everyone. Some one might think of a hero as someone who can lift a car and put it on their back, or gives a dying person their kidney....   [tags: heroes, Twisted, Laurie Halse Anderson,]

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The Epic Of Epic Heroes

- Many great authors and poets have used epic heroes in their writings. One can generally find epic heroes in epic poems, which are extremely long poems. One of the most known epic poets is Homer with his great example of Odysseus. Epic heroes like this must have a couple of different trials. Generally, epic heroes have to face a long journey, have a major personal fault, and will face devastation at least once. Due to all of the hardships that epic heroes must face, they must have certain characteristics in order to deal with the ordeals they are put through....   [tags: Odyssey, Epic poetry, Homer, Aeneid]

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Vetarans Deserve to be Treated as Heroes

- Veterans deserve to be treated as the heroes that they are. Throughout the years the way veterans are treated when they return from war has changed. Instead of being treated with care from both the government and public, they are not given much importance. Since wars such as World War II and the Gulf War, soldiers have not enjoyed the grand parade receivement that they deserve to for fighting for us. Our veterans are not even getting proper medical care. The government as well as the American public does not treat veterans adequately due to a lack of recognition, mental and physical counseling, and financial aid....   [tags: adequate care, government, public]

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The Journey Of Two Archetypal Heroes

- The Journey of Two Archetypal Heroes The hero’s quest is a literary spectacle that proved to be versatile in its key ideas, as the plot has shown up in ancient texts, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, and continues to form the basis of the literary works of international writers. In Mesopotamia, the first literary work that represented the hero’s quest was established and the scripture read about a conceited king, Gilgamesh, ultimately facing and escaping the perils of death for the time being only to be reborn, in a mental sense, as a new ruler that finally understands why the gods would grant him absolute supremacy over the people of Mesopotamia....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Hero, Enkidu, Humbaba]

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Hercules : The Heroes Of Greek Mythology

- Hercules one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology. Today people see mythology as a series of stories, made-up over hundreds of years. According to the text, myth is a “fact without science” and it also is a “function of language”. Most of the Greek myths are etiological myths. Myths provide explanation of life and nature. Hercules one of the most well know heroes of Greek mythology due to the Disney production that was released in the late 90’s. So what did Hercules do. Today’s film versions manipulate the story of Hercules’s life though films such as the Disney version, which glorifies and displaces certain events to entertain the audiences....   [tags: Greek mythology, Heracles, Zeus, Hades]

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Heroes and Villians in Daily Life

- Heroes and Villains Typically when we think of heroes and villains we think of heroes like Superman, Batman, or the Doctor and villains like the Joker, Walter White, Professor Moriarty , or weeping angels but truth is there are heroes and villains in everyday life, but to find these heroes we must first find out what a hero is. Webster dictionary defines a hero as “a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities” or “an illustrious warrior.” In this essay I’m going to focus on the first....   [tags: morals, justice, choice]

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Honoring the Heroes of the War on Terrorism

- Grieving in Peace As America continues to be involved in the Global War on Terrorism there are those who are making the greatest sacrifice one can make for their country: their life. Truly answering John F Kennedy’s call to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” (ThinkExist.com Quotations) by sacrificing their lives in order to defeat terrorism. Those who have sacrificed their lives for us are not given the proper respect by being buried in peace because of a “church”....   [tags: Protests, 1st Amendment]

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Analysis of The Tale of two Heroes

- The Shakespearean play Macbeth, is a story of the human nature and of the choicse every person has to make between the evil within and the goodness within. In the play, there are two main characters with the qualities of courage and high achievement that heroes possess. Macbeth is the tragic hero of the story, an estimable man brought down by his flaws , and Macduff is the avenging hero, a wronged individual who fights for a right and just cause. Both of these men live similar lives up to a certain point where each much decide whether they are going to choose a life of selfishness or of honor....   [tags: macbeth, shakespeare, macduff]

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The Heroes And Saviors Of The World

- Captain America, Batman, Thor, Iron Man, and a teacher, to some people these names all bring to mind the same word—hero. However, one must be careful when comparing teachers to heroes, especially when considering how the media portrays teachers. While media can give off the impression that teachers are the heroes and saviors of the world, as Ayers says in chapter 1 of the book To Teach: the journey, in comics, a teacher’s job is not to save a child, but to teach them. When people watch movies such as The Ron Clark Story, they form an image in their head of a teacher willing to do anything and everything for his/her students....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Lesson plan]

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The Tragic Heroes Of Sophocles ' Oedipus

- Sophocles’ Oedipus is arguably one of the best tragic heroes in ancient literature, but does he conform to the Aristotelian criteria of tragic heroes. In his work Poetics, Aristotle details the characteristics that must comprise such a character, providing playwrights a strict criterion to follow when writing dramas. One character that is consistently mentioned along with this definition is the notorious Oedipus. Oedipus was the king of Thebes who slowly learned that he was responsible for the death of his father and was married to his own mother....   [tags: Tragic hero, Tragedy, Oedipus, Poetics]

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The Power Of Context: Heroes

- When we hear of heroes we automatically reminiscing back on our childhood, and the many figures that represent heroes in our lives. In an imaginary world when we think of “heroes” or “gentlemen”, we stereotypically constitute characters such as superman, batman and Spiderman. Some even envision a knight and shining armor riding into the sunset or walking through fire to save them. It is astonishing to think that whenever life gets tough we can create an illusion of another world. Fortunately, in the real world, heroes come in all shapes and sizes....   [tags: Malcolm Gladwel]

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The Heroes Of The Epic Hero

- We all have heroes; in fact without them we would simply be lost. It is what makes a hero that guides us in our lives, but there are many deceptions of heroes. The best ways to describe them by the view of the common peoples is, “To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” (Benjamin Disraeli)Many people believed in the hero Beowulf. The epic poem of Beowulf has travelled through centuries to grace the hearts of those who believe themselves to be virtuous. It is the guide to how a hero should be. Beowulf is the ultimate leader....   [tags: Beowulf, Epic poetry, Hero, Grendel's mother]

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Epic Heroes : An Epic Hero

- Everyone has that one character, whether they are fictional or real, that they admire and adore because of their accomplishments throughout their life. The few men that are able to ascend past decades and become known for centuries as a hero are categorized as epic heroes. Epic heroes are able to truly transcend through time and are often times studied by the highest scholars in the world. The most notable hero who is often referred to is one of the world’s first ever heroes known ad Odysseus of Ithaca....   [tags: Odysseus, Odyssey, Trojan War, Achilles]

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The Heroes Of ' Oedipus The King '

- Heroes of Old In Oedipus the King the character from which the play receives its name, Oedipus, is seen as a great hero of the people. He possesses traits which are commonly associated with those of a hero. He is powerful and virtuous but like any other human he has his downfalls. Oedipus is a very intelligent being, he knows this as he is the only one who was able to solve the riddle of the Sphinx and save Thebes from it. Even his name suggest how intelligent a person he may be as the word Oidai in Greek means I know....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Jocasta]

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The Tragic Heroes Of Oedipus And Blanche

- With every acclaim to success, there is a falling as intense as the ascent. Failure is the building block for success and without failure being the constant reminder that perfection is non-existent, great achievements could not be obtained. After an accomplishment, the world seems utopian, but not for everyone. Some feats end in the catastrophic demoralization of an individual. Aristotle believed the tragic hero to leave the mortal world in consternation after rising to a high societal stature, and using this as a basis, he developed the six characteristics of a tragic hero....   [tags: Tragedy, Tragic hero, Sophocles, Oedipus]

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The Role Of Greek Gods And Heroes

- There is deep rooted connection on the grounds of Schwetzingen Castle- its connection is in myth. In the gardens there are depictions of Greek gods and heroes, even though scattered examples from all over the world are present. Their faces and poses tell the story of how they were perceived- at least by their creators- in terms of their value to the society of the time of their making. The original castle, built in 1350, gave away nothing of its future splendor; it was merely “a small moated castle”, one of many such edifices throughout Europe at the time....   [tags: Greek mythology, Apollo, Zeus, Athena]

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Heroes or Villains? - The Taliban

- What is a hero. What is a villain. Although definitions vary within our global society, it is generally accepted that a hero is selfless, humble, and moral and has integrity, while a villain is corrupt or evil, incapable of feeling guilt or compassion and is guilty of committing heinous crimes. However, it should be noted that the labels of ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ are subjective, and that, in the words of Sirius Black (the falsely incriminated godfather of the titular hero of the Harry Potter series) “… the world isn’t split into good people and [villains]....   [tags: afghanistan, pakistan, terrorists, war on terror]

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The Heroes Of The Medieval Ages

- The word “Heroism” is defined as being brave, great, and courageous. In the quote from James E. Faust, he states that “In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner 's fire, and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong.” One of the greatest heroes of the European Medieval Ages was Beowulf. Beowulf was a strong, great, and a good warrior. He fought to destroy evil, and restore good. I try being like Beowulf in my life, because I love his goodness and what he stands for....   [tags: Beowulf, Grendel, Hero, Beowulf]

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TV's Survivor: Heroes and Villains

- In 2000, three simple words encircling a tiki torch and palm tree defined not only a television series, but a whole new culture of entertainment: outwit, outplay, outlast. When the competitive reality show Survivor first hit the air, producers Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst left sixteen Americans stranded on a tropical island, hoping only for nature to take its course and drama to ensue. No one could have predicted the phenomenon that would be a catalyst not only for reality TV, but competitive game shows set on putting people in their most vulnerable state....   [tags: television, reality TV]

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Heroes in the 21st Century

- The question of whether or not heroes still remain prevalent in modern day society is one that has been circulating throughout the world for quite some time. Due to the media’s fixation on aesthetics and “superheroes”, young children are growing up with the idea in their minds that heroes are all flawlessly airbrushed and synthetically perfect and stellar in everything they do and touch, as depicted in high-glossed magazines, super hero movies and commercial advertisements. The media has encouraged us to obsess over the concept that certain people, who we identify as “The Perfect Image” sit on perfect pedestals in which they can do no wrong, as described in Text 1, Lance Armstrong Syndrome...   [tags: US armed forces, non profit organizations]

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Harry and Taran: True Heroes

- Heroes are seen as brave, superior, courageous, important, leaders that seek victory against evil or as someone who saves the day and does good deeds. Harry and Taran are two young boys who inherit these traits along with others that may make you question their heroicness. Though these boys share many similar traits they also have a great deal of differences, all of which make them the true heroes they are. Both boys are young ordinary eleven year olds whose lives have not been very extraordinary....   [tags: Bravery, Boys]

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Children of Heroes by Lyonel Trouillot

- In today’s society, one’s gender is not necessarily a depiction of one’s sex, therefore performing one’s desired gender is highly pivotal. The idea of “performing” is very compelling since one has to routinely execute a series of acts designated to define a woman or a man. Interestingly and clearly enough, the “acts” attributed to identify a woman and her womanhood varies from those acts that identify a man and his manhood. Presently, men are always expected to perform and confirm their masculinity....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Heroes and Villans by Mike Alsford

- What could make a person transform from a family-man-school-teacher to a weapon-wielding-meth-cook. The first season of the television series, Breaking Bad, shows Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher, beginning to adopt traits and perform actions that would be described by Mike Alsford as those of a super villain. Unlike many characters discussed in Alsford’s book, Heroes and Villains, Walter White seems to lack a definite arc of good slowly giving way to evil in his development. Precisely stated in an article by Sean T....   [tags: breaking bad, murder, freedom]

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Whistleblowers on Wikileaks: Criminals or Heroes

- WikiLeaks Criminals or Heroes Many people have heard of the website called WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks is an organization owned and operated by Juliann Assange. This website allows whistle blowers, or people who leak to WikiLeaks, to send confidential information anonymously to the website that then gets reviewed and broadcasted to the public. The website is anonymous so that not even Assange himself knows who is sending the information (Assange 7). Some people believe whistle blowers should be seen and prosecuted as criminals....   [tags: politics, legislation, public opinion]

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Tragic Heroes in The Scarlet Letter

- In The Scarlet Letter, there are many people that can be considered tragic heroes. Each tragic hero has a tragic flaw that causes their downfall. Hester Prynne is a tragic heroin because of her downfall that is brought on by her love and loyalty to Reverend Dimmesdale. Hester Prynne is a tragic hero because of her perseverance and determination in her journey with Pearl. Even though she is given the opportunity to leave Boston and remove the scarlet letter that she wears on her clothes, she chooses to stay and be with the father of her child....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne novel analysis]

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Heroic Heroes in Iliad by Homer

- The epic poem, The Iliad by Homer depicts the Trojan War and its Heroes. Heroism is the qualities of a character of a person that makes them great. Two characters seen as heroic are Achilles and Hector, however; Achilles is more heroic because of his audacity, allegiance, compassion. Heroism can be defined as the pursuit of good through warfare. Achilles is more heroic than Hector because more action occurs by the time Achilles engages in battle. Achilles is audacious because his recklessness drives him to the point of seeing the destructions of every last Achaean....   [tags: heroism, audacity, allegiance, compassion]

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Underage Heroes Of The Civil War

- Underage Heroes of the Civil War The battle field during the Civil War not only glared with the sound of muskets and cannon fire but gave way to the faint yet distinct sound of battle drums and bugle calls carried by the hands of young children. Boys as young as 9 years old, fought and died along –side men twice their age in the pursuit of victory. Young children played an integral and enthusiastic role during the Civil War. Unlike today, the U.S. population in the 1860’s consisted of fifty percent children ranging from nineteen years old and younger....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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True Heroes in the World

- There is an ever growing dispute in society where some people view others as heroes either when they physically put themselves in danger to defend a cause or to safeguard others, or when they say what they are thinking out loud when others are not brave enough to do so. The recognition of a hero should go to those who are able to stand up for others against the oppressors or conflicts in society by voicing their opinion and by stating the opinions of the people who do not have the courage to do so....   [tags: martin luther king Jr, ghandi, mandela]

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Beowulf : A Heroes Journey

- Beowulf: A Heroes Journey In today’s society when asked about heroes many would name contemporary heroes such as Spiderman, Superman, Batman, and many others, but early heroes are often overlooked. Early heroes are written about in many different societies including Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Anglo-Saxon England. One early epic poem delineated by the Anglo-Saxon’s in the eighth century is Beowulf. Beowulf is the tragic hero of the story, and a temerarious Geatish warrior, who fights three battles....   [tags: Beowulf, Combat, Grendel's mother, Epic poetry]

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The Real Heroes in Literature

- What images are associated with the words “hero”. A muscular Hercules saving the world from Hades. A knight in shining armor bravely riding into combat. Words like bravery, strength, pride, and self-sacrifice are commonly connected with a classic hero. But are those the only characteristics that make someone heroic. A dictionary definition of a hero is “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities”; however, this is a very elastic definition and there are many other types and definitions of heroes depending on circumstances....   [tags: the hobbit, robin hood, neville longbottom]

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Attributes of Heroes and Antiheroes

- The differences of heroes include antiheroes and heroes. Antiheroes and heroes such as Walter White, Macbeth and Beowulf have similarities and differences alike with the actions they decide to take to develop their hero-like personas. The perception as well of what a hero truly is, could be very extensive to grasp. An antihero is defined by Dictionary.reference.com as, “a protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a heroic figure, as nobility of mind and spirit, a life or attitude marked by action or purpose, and the like”....   [tags: Walter White, Beowolf, Macbeth]

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The Tragic Hero Of Heroes

- Often we wonder what makes a person a hero. Sometimes we think of comic book heroes who perform miraculous feats, or even everyday people such as firefighters, military servicemen, or search and rescue individuals. Our concept of hero originally rose from the Greek philosopher, Aristotle who stated, “A tragic hero can be known to be great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who destined to downfall, suffering, or defeat” (Tragic Hero). To be a tragic hero one must go through so many obstacles and death sentences and never lose faith or be a coward....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Greek mythology, Thetis]

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Personal Statement : My Heroes

- My Heroes Everyone has hero, but as for me, I don’t simply have one hero nor can I write about just one. My heroes are two separate people combined as one, and that’s my parents. My parents have been there for me ever since I can remember. Since the time I was born, from the time I graduated High School, then being a College student twice now. They have never in my 21 years of life gave up or showed weakness towards me. My parents are caregivers, because they never fail to let me know they have my back....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Parent]

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Honor and the Celtic Heroes

- The honor-code within the Mabinogi, The Tain, and Gantz’s Early Irish Myths and Sagas underlines the ethos of the traditional Celtic hero. Yet, the compliance of the honor-code could be better observed as serving the identity and reputation of the hero rather than a deeper code of morality as it might suggest. The gae bolga, Efnisien, Mider’s love for Etain, and Rhiannon’s magic bag are all instruments of unworldly power, making the impossible possible for each of the heroes. It is because of these supernatural influences that the heroes are both blessed and cursed by power’s perfection....   [tags: Irish Myths]

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Description of Heroes and Antiheroes

- The eyes are called the windows of the soul, for they reflect the unique qualities or shortcomings of the person they belong to. However, despite the distinct combination of various virtues and vices that exist within every living being, a certain gleam of selfishness is detected within the layers of most human eyes. Heroes are the rare exception to this; this selfish streak is replaced with the glowing embers of a perpetually burning fire that feeds on the desire to be selfless for other people....   [tags: victor frankenstein, heroic characters]

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Romantic Heroes in Arthurian Legends

- Arthurian Legends Essay Intellectual, mysterious, extraordinary. The qualities of a romantic hero influence an Arthurian Legend. An Arthurian legend is the tale of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. Because these are pieces of Romantic literature, Arthurian Legends contain romantic heroes. The Crowning of Arthur, Arthur Becomes King, and Sir Launcelot du Lake are all Arthurian Legends that contain romantic heroes. The Crowning of Arthur refers to what happened before King Arthur was conceived, after he was delivered, and how he legitimately became King Arthur....   [tags: bravery, chivalry, adventure]

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The Tales Of Great Heroes

- The field of Medieval Literature if full of epics, poems and books recounting the tales of great heroes that are meant to inspire, entertain and direct the lives of their audience. The tales of Beowulf the Scandinavian hero depict a man who endeavors to slay monsters for his personal glory. Sir Gawain in England depicts a man who is driven by the code of chivalry and Hamlet tells of a Danish prince who seeks revenge for the murder of his father the king. Throughout the time period of what is considered medieval history, the definition of a hero has changed greatly....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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Greek Mythology : Greek Heroes

- As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary a hero is “ a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities” (Merriam-Webster, 2015). That means by proper definition none of the Greek heroes qualify. Nevertheless, Greek mythology has a different definition of what a hero is and it is defined by distinctive characteristics. According to Momi Awana, Greek heroes are valued by the embracement of their mortality, superhuman abilities, un-heroic behaviors, and impermanent death (Awana, n.d.)....   [tags: Achilles, Trojan War, Greek mythology, Iliad]

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Odysseus and Churchill: Epic Heroes

- Courageous, noble qualities, leadership, bravery, physical and mental strength, outstanding wisdom, and risking his life are just a few characteristics that would describe a Homeric hero. Looking at the nature and work of Odysseus and Churchill, both have essential characteristics that qualify them as heroes. Odysseus’ and Churchill’s many triumphs and courage, intelligence, and leadership skills repeatedly reveal their heroic nature and bravery. For twenty years Odysseus, The king of Ithaca, overcame each obstacle the gods handed to him....   [tags: Literature, British History]

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Tragic Heroes in Famous Literature

- Imagine some of the greatest tragic heroes of all time: Hamlet, Macbeth, Odysseus -- Ones we all know and love. We laughed at their mistakes, cried at their downfalls, and enjoyed their triumphs. And now a new generation wishes to be among them: King Creon (from Sophocles’ Antigone), Marcus Brutus, and Julius Caesar. But, it will not be easy; it will take a lot for them to win over our hearts and be crowned “most tragic hero” of them all. First, they will have to play the part. What exactly constitutes a tragic hero....   [tags: Hamlet, MacBeth, Odysseus]

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The Cape Less Undercover Heroes

- ... An article in The Garden Island newspaper says, “Police officers are working extremely hard to enforce our traffic laws. Our goal is to minimize traffic crashes and fatalities and to address the concerns of the community regarding speeding and other violations” (KPD issues more tickets). People may believe they give tickets out for fun when in reality they are doing it to keep our island safe. Officer Thompson says traffic enforcement is really important because without this the roads would be safe and many people would lose their loved ones....   [tags: police officers]

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The Pattern in Heroes' Stories

- Benedict Cumberbatch (‘Sherlock’ fame) spoke these lines while portraying the character of one Stephen Hawking, an incredible human being. These words have been proved to be correct (or) epitomized again and again by a number of human beings over the years, all of them incredible themselves; not a significantly big number but there nonetheless. Over time we have learnt to use a specific term for all these rather incredible human beings, that one profound word being- ‘HERO’. What comes to your mind when you hear it....   [tags: narratives analysis]

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Ancient Heroes And Legendary Warriors

- I wanted to consider all of the ancient literary heroes and legendary warriors that we have gone over this semester as well as some that we didn’t before deciding on the two I felt complimented each other, and many great names came to mind. Perseus, Prometheus, Theseus, Hercules, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, William Wallace, and Beowulf just to name a few. But even more prevailing then these are Achilles and Cuchullin. When looking at the first works of mythology that came out of Europe we can see that there are two noteworthy mythological figures that are the most alike despite the fact that their stories come from completely opposite ends of the region....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Ulster Cycle, Hero]

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The Differences Between Ancient Heroes

- In life there are going to be things that are going to be different from other things. That’s is just how life is. To see all of the similarities is a very easy thing to do. But to have a profound knowledge of what the differences are, is a little challenging. In stories however it is really easy to detect the differences from the similarities. Poems on the other hand have a lot of different ways that they could be written and they also have a lot of different name, depending on the type of poem....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Iambic pentameter, Poetic form]

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

- Not all heroes wear capes, but in this play’s case, the hero did. Julius Caesar was a character that seemed to believe that he did not need any help in accomplishing his goals, but that was simply simply not true. Even he needed someone on his side, even if it is after his death in order to preserve his reputation. And Marc Antony came to his rescue, even if it was a little late. Marc Antony was a fantastic politician as well as a loyal as a servant of Caesar. Marc Antony was the best friend that Caesar could ever have had....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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The Heroes Among Us

- It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no its Superman. You remember these comic book heroes don’t you. For decades comic book characters such as Superman, Spiderman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have captured the imaginations of American children and adults alike. “Superheroes” they have been coined. But these figures only exist in our imaginations. Batman is not really there to save us from villains such as the Joker and the Riddler is he. Because these heroes are fictional, we are left without real life heroes, or are we....   [tags: Heroism, Heroic]

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Heroes and Superhuman Deeds

- Super-Human Deeds Many people think of a hero as a person with superhuman powers and/or infallible virtues. Superman, Batman and Spiderman are typical movie and comic book heroes. Superman possesses super-human powers of strength and sight. Batman is a technical genius, using his tools and wits to catch and outsmart the bad guys. Spiderman swings from a web and uses his “Spider-sense” to catch criminals. However, they each start off as seemingly ordinary citizens. Neither of them has any outward bad habits and neither ever hangs around to be thanked for their good deeds, which is virtuous....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Imperfection and Cultural Heroes

-             Since the beginning of time humans have never been perfect. The first heroes were the gods and even they had flaws. The heroes of society have always had imperfections no matter how hard citizens try to look past them. The flaws of cultural heroes are something that all cultures have in common. No matter what story, the hero contains at least one weakness. A few examples are shown in the American, Japanese, and Brazilian cultures. I believe it is what makes our heroes realistic. Heroes are normal people who overcome obstacles in their way to make a difference in the world around them....   [tags: Culture]

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How Heroes Have Changed

- Over time the definition of a hero has changed. Today’s hero can be defined as a person who is admired for having performed a brave and courageous act. The definition of a hero has had different meanings during different time periods. The classical hero, the medieval hero, the romantic hero, and the modern hero all have different characteristics that define them. The main characteristics of a classical hero are he must be born into royalty or half mortal, half god. A classical hero must perform extraordinary feats and be a noble character....   [tags: Classical, Medieval, Romantic, Modern]

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Seven Great Historical Heroes

- Throughout history, epic heroes have been born in many ways. Through real life, through stories etc. They come from all sorts of different cultures. They come in many different shapes and sizes. Each one is different in almost every way. Except for being heroes. There are seven heroes that my English class has learned about, that are crucial to epic story history. Each one brings his own spice to the table, or maybe even a round table. The seven heroes that can be compared in history are Achilles, Odysseus, Aeneas, Socrates, Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and Arthur: and they can be because they are seven of the most important people in human history....   [tags: Comparison, Historical Literature]

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True Heroes in Literature

- Throughout history, there have always been heroes. Those strong-willed, brave individuals who perform courageous acts for fame and glory are prevalent in most cultures.. Societies have these heroes as standards of their cultures’ moral codes. Every society has their own definition of these codes are, so a unifying definition of hero can be hard to achieve. However, Philip Zimbardo says “Simply put, then, the key to heroism is a concern for other people in need—a concern to defend a moral cause, knowing there is a personal risk, done without expectation of reward.” With this basic definition, I will be examining various epic heroes I’ve studied throughout the course of my senior year for char...   [tags: Comparison, History, Heroic Characteristics]

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Examples of Tragic Heroes

- Tragedy and suffering happen often in the world, and it is often that tragedy comes upon someone that was once a hero. The steps of a tragic hero are being in a happy or “high place,” hamartia, which is usually hubris, followed by peripeteia, which is reversal of fortune, then their fall and recognition of the fall and failure. A good example of a tragic hero is John F. Kennedy Jr (JFK Jr.) and Pete Rose from real life. JFK Jr. started in his high place by being constantly in the spotlight because his father was the president....   [tags: Catharsis, Mistakes]

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Hackers: Heroes or Villains?

- The deep web is large portion of the web that is known to a relatively small number of internet users; however this region of the internet is often compared to the “Wild West”. Just like the old American frontier, the deep web has its share of heroes and villains. When the word hacker is brought into a conversation, it seems to manifest with a negative connotation. However, this should not be the case. In recent years hacking has become an integral part of the technological development process, helping to improve security conditions on personal and national levels in both the material and digital worlds....   [tags: safety, hacking, web, technological development]

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Different Heroes, Same Result

- Everyone wants to get fame and fortune for doing something no one else dares to do. “Perseus” and “Psyche and Eros” are two very famous myths in Greek lore that include most of the aspects of the hero’s journey. Perseus and Psyche are similar because they are both naïve. However, they are different because Perseus shows bravery and Psyche shows curiosity. Perseus gets manipulated and volunteers to kill Medusa in an act to offer his services to King Polydectes. Similarly, Psyche gets tricked by her evil sisters to go against her husband’s wishes, but through her curiosity, she insists to find out who her husband actually is....   [tags: Perseus, Psyche and Eros]

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Heroes of the Track

- Heroes of the Track Racing has gone through many changes since 1974, when it first started. Racecars were not equipped with safety features such as roll bars, cages and safety belts. When accidents occurred drivers were seriously injured or died. Over the years, steps have been taken to prevent major injuries. Race cars are now equipped with safety features and the drivers now wear suits that are made from flame retardant material, helmets and safety belts. Racetracks have also been modified to help make the sport safe....   [tags: Papers]

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Cultural Heroes

- The literature of a culture is a reflection of its beliefs. This is true of its mythology. In a fantasy setting, the qualities that a society exalts in a protagonist, here the hero of the myth, can be fully manifested, without being restricted by reality. Although these qualities differ, the principle remains the same throughout these cultures. Despite the differences chronologically and geographically between India, ancient Greece, and modern America, their heroes are similar in their superhuman abilities and courageousness....   [tags: Culture ]

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