Well, Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny have done just that. My definition of a hero is an imperfect person that risks something or someone to help out another person, and is brave, courageous, and strong. All three characters have shown heroic acts and even lost their own lives because of it. Even though that Dally didn’t get recognized for a hero when he died, I know that he was one, not a Juvenile Delinquent that got shot. There are also various reasons why Ponyboy and Johnny were heroes too.
To begin with, Chavez uses juxtaposition to contrast the effects of violent and nonviolent resistance. In the speech Chavez says, “We are also convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence.” He then goes on to say that violence causes deaths and demoralizes the people, while nonviolence attracts people’s support and is morally just. The use of juxtaposition as a rhetorical device throughout the whole speech shows the pros of nonviolence and the cons of violence. This technique helps Chavez develop his argument because it creates a favorable bias
Anyone in the world can be a hero if they inspire other people. In the article, "Where I Find My Heroes" by Oliver Stone, it explains, "People who take risks despite fears" are heroes. This statement shows the definition strategy, function because it tells you the role of a hero in society, is to take risks even if scared. Oliver Stone also in the article, calls the "teenager who says no to crack" a hero because they took a risk and could inspire other teenagers. This is an example because it shows the teenager is a hero.
Steve Hartman describes Wesley Autrey’s heroism saying “A hero only makes the news once.”(Hartman). Autrey will see life differently not because of the fame gained from the act, but knowing that he is capable of achieving heroism. Life will also appear different for the man he saved, he is now thankful for having a selfless
Heroism is defined as the qualities of being a hero and its synonyms are: bravery, daring, courage, boldness, gallantry, fearlessness, and valor. Philip Zimbardo said in his article, “We need a Hero”, that since heroism is a social concept, it could be explained, taught, and molded though education and practice. Zimbardo believes that heroism is a universal attribute to human nature rather than being exclusive to few special individuals. (#25) With this idea, heroism can’t be limited to only those heroes like Hercules, Odysseus, Superman, and the traditional heroes that save the day. As Emily Sanders said in her essay, “No End in Sight: The Anti-Hero and the Futility of War in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22”, Yossarian’s character allows the author to create a satirical work to expose problems in society, especially those around humanity’s response to war.
In the novel Beowulf, it gives me a good idea of what a real hero would look like. A real hero is a noble person brave enough that is willing to risk their lives to help others in danger. Also, a selfless, courageous person that only wants the feeling of goodness they did for someone. A person that takes time to listen for cries of help. Those are characteristics of a real hero.
He wanted to gain access of an old disputed territory, Kuwait. The United States, Europe and Japan saw such a potential monopoly as a danger. This war is important because it puts forward a perfect example of Realism being practiced in real life. The war shows us the need of an International Peacekeeping Organization but also warns us that they might not always be useful and this is when the use of ‘Power’ comes in which is the essence of Realism. In this case the ‘Power’ we are referring to is the United States which intervened in this war to help Kuwait defeat Iraq.
No matter what the task was, he stands up for his people to show them that a hero never backs down no matter if they are bigger and stronger than them. He sacrificed his life for his people for they had honored him for everything he has done for them (Georgianna, 1987). On the other hand, in the article of The Hero as Keeper of Human Polity, it describes how Beowulf is a good example to be a productive art. Not only does Beowulf represent heroic in the poem, but the poem is presenting “virtue as an act that sustains and vice as act that disrupts human brotherhood” (Kroll, 1986). Therefore, both of the articles are expressing and showing that heroic isn’t just something that they do for good.
Virgil is a metaphor of Jesus who comes to rescue us from the dark place of sin and damnation to a life of victory in him. God was moved with compassion for mankind and sent his son Jesus to die for the sins of the world. Contrary to the way the world views heroism Dante displays heroic behavior when he realized that despite his own sense of unworthiness he needed God to be victorious. The Christian view of heroism is unlike the classical view because a depend totally on God to deliver and rescue us from our circumstances and sin. The Bible says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23, New International Version).” Dante’s expression is that despite our sinful ways God is willing and able to deliver us.
Beowulf chose to risk his life, he takes responsibility for his actions, living by taking pure risks as. Since he want’s to be a heroic figure he risked his life to uphold his reputation. Also when Hrothgar is making speeches, a quote comes up “Heroism is more than noble language, dignity. Inner heroism, that’s the trick! Glorious carbuncle of the soul!
In “fighting for the wrong war”, O’Brien becomes a coward, and only in fighting for the right wars will he find his courage. In saying so, the war O’Brien desires to fight is not one of bloodshed and distraught, but that of reason, just, and knowledge. He “detested [others] blind, thoughtless, automatic acquiescence,” and held every individual at war responsible to God. “Politically naive,” but educated of the fundamentals of a war simply to stop Communist, O’Brien held the strong belief that fighting for a war that was undesired and not understood was intolerable. Although he survived the war, “It [was] not a happy ending,” as in the act of going to war, O’Brien depleted what “finited quantities” of courage he possessed.
Changing Aztecs to Christians was not a just cause war, neither was taking the gold of the Americans or enslaving them. Falling into the immoral practices is really what gave war all the bad reputation. Enslaving people and forcing religion on countries. This constant need to defend is what is constantly justifying a bigger and bigger