The greasers gang sticks together like brothers at makes sacrifices at great costs. Ponyboy says, “You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore.” (Pg. 26) The greasers do everything they can do to defend their buddies.
For an act to be heroic, the person must be aware of the danger and think before acting. The act must be noble, selfless, and compassionate.The act must also benefit someone other than the performer of the act. Following this criterion, Fred Collins is not a hero although he performed a heroic act. Fred Collins is not a hero. As stated by Fred Collins in the text,”Heroes had no shames in their lives, and, as for him, he remembered borrowing fifteen dollars from a friend and promising to pay it back the next day, and then avoiding that friend for ten months...He saw that in the matters of the well, the canteens, and the shells, he was but an intruder in the land of fine deeds.” Heroes are supposed to be selfless and without shame.
The difference is that Owl Eyes doesn’t inflate his social status through deception. During the funeral, he describes Gatsby as a “poor son of a bitch” (Fitzgerald 175). He is transparent, and tells others what he thinks, unlike Gatsby, who lies about seemingly everything. Gatsby, in the most literal way, lives a lie. He claims his parents died.
Therefore, Victor is the most capable and best epitome of an epic hero. In the end, a hero is more than just physical traits like strength and supernatural powers. Being a hero means being selfless, brave and putting other people before yourself. Victor best fit this description because he sacrificed years of his life, and even his own life knowing it would benefit the rest of the world. The determination, braveness, courage and devotion Victor had for a single experiment that could go wrong is true heroism.
This shows that Huck’s moral values are more in tune with making the right choice than society’s. On their journey, Jim even tells Huck that he is the best friend he had ever had (Twain 72). Huck might break the law, but he selects that option over condemning his friend to a lifetime of unhappiness and
At a young age being in trouble with the cops no one would think such a kid would end up being a true American hero. No one thought he would have lived long, which in many occasions they were right. An example of why we can never underestimate anyone. Louis Zamperini is the name to remember. Being an Olympic hero, a WWII bombardier, a prisoner of war, and a survivor of war, Zamperini is a true example of American pride, heroism, and forgiveness.
In the book The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton has been and still is a favorite among its readers, the book focuses on group identity and individuality. I connected with the book because it shows how close friends can be, they can be almost family. Over time the character Johnny has developed, he became more brave and was willing to kill someone to save his friends and himself, he is intuitive, selfless and optimistic. Johnny thinks that there is still good in the world no matter what happens. Johnny often feels afraid, he doesn’t want to go home because of what his parents do to him.
Some people might think Ponyboy is the best hero because he ranway from home and somehow still managed to live. And because his parent passed away and that he lives with his two brothers. Johnny is still the best hero. Johnny did so many things to show he is the hero. Johnny shows what it means to be a hero.
He is still a fine father whose has unconditional love and commitment for Christopher which allows him to grow in spite of the numerous challenges he faces. Nobody is perfect, everyone makes mistakes in life, but some mistakes are forgivable. “We all make mistakes. Don't let that be the reason you give up on somebody” - anonymous. Ed Boone, a father of a fifteen-year-old son with Asperger, has made many mistakes in his life because he was trying to keep Christopher happy and safe.
How was he able to keep his hope for rescue and keep on going? Most people would have given up but he didn't and all the survivors thank him for that. He said that he was able to keep going for a couple of reasons. One was because he realised that his dad had just lost his whole family and he wanted to tell his dad that he was okay. Another reason was that he was brought up to be very pragmatic to where if he had a problem, he was to just leave it behind him and stay positive.
Harrison may be a hero to some and may not be to others because everyone has a different point of view and witness the situation from different positions. However, in my point of view, he is a hero because he had an effort, was brave, and his goal was heroic. In most societies what he did would make him a hero. In the story, all people were facing the same law. They (including George and Hazel) had an instinct that it was wrong, but no one was willing to break out of it.