Do you have to be famous to be a hero? Do you have to have billions of dollars to be a hero? Do you have to have superpowers to be a hero? No, you don’t have to have billions of dollars or superpowers to be a hero. Because a hero is someone who suffers from mental and physical danger or pain even though it could be avoided by trying to be helpful, genuine, inspirational, and selfless.
What makes a hero, a hero? A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. In fiction story's heroes always has a type of superpower; whether it is super strength or flying powers, a hero always has an evil enemy, a hero is always the good guy and saves the day, and a hero inspires most. Most real life people who can be heroes do have some qualities like a fiction character. A modern hero can be a good person who might save the day, a modern hero could also have evil enemies, and a modern hero can be inspirational.
Do you know what defines a hero? Fictional heroes are characters who go through a long process called the Hero's Journey. Real life heroes can be similar to the fictional ones. Heroes are the people who help and inspire others.
The hero archetype in both the tale of King Arthur and The Odyssey exemplify its universal use in British and Greek culture respectively. Although each
Anti-hero, anti-hero is a character that lacks characterists of a hero. It is the opposite of a hero but not a villian. The character has characteristics such as being selfish, insecurity, rebellious, and is very independent. The character can aslo be the outsider who does not fit-in, and has problems with authority & with rules, which we learned in class. That can really relate to luke. Luke is the anti-hero in Cool Hand Luke.
According to the article, Defining and Developing Your Anti-Hero, “An anti-hero is a protagonist who typically lacks the traditional traits and qualities of a hero, such as trustworthiness, courage, and honesty. If he were assigned a color, it would be gray. Often, an anti-hero is unorthodox and might flaunt laws or act in ways contrary to society's standards”. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Bradbury depicts the protagonist, Guy Montag, as this individual. Guy can not be considered a hero due to the fact he acts like a criminal and and immoral thoughts, however one may consider him a hero because the way he tries to change society.
A hero takes many forms, such as an allegorical hero, a tragic hero, or an epic hero. In the age of postmodernism, there are instances where a person can be both a hero and a villain. Odysseus is difficult to identify as a hero because of his many vices. However, he has many traits that explain his clouded judgement. Odysseus may be leaderful, but he can be too curious. He is brave, but also conceited. He is intelligent, yet boastful. Odysseus is hard to classify because of his contradicting traits. No person is perfect, and challenging the ideas of who a hero is reveals the illusion of perfection. Humans make mistakes, and seeing Odysseus’ failures humanizes him and makes him more realistic.
Commonly the protagonist of a story is the hero, showing the typical characteristics of bravery, strength, and ingenuity, while always undertaking dangerous tasks to help others. However, there are different kinds of heroes, who range in their attributes. An anti-hero has both good and bad qualities to their character and generally has moral flaws. The personality of anti-heroes is more of a villainous nature and is the character of a story that is more relatable. R.P. McMurphy from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of literature’s favourite characters and is a classic example of an anti-hero. His character is not perceived as the heroic type in the beginning of the novel, yet by the end of the story the reader will realise
What is a hero? To most, it’s probably the classic superhero- the one with superpowers and can fly. To others, it might be a fictional character with a magic wand or a demigod in a prophecy. To some, it might be a real life person- a famous one or the ones who raised you. But a hero isn’t just defined by their superpowers or what book they come from, it’s the choice to do the right thing even if it means getting hurt in the process. Heroes don’t have to be from a book or a movie franchise. Heroes can be ordinary people thrust into impossible situations or one who sticks their neck out to save yours.
What is a hero? When people think hero they think of capes, people with superpowers, crime stoppers. What is an actual hero and how do people define them. There are many examples of heros in books such as: Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins, etc…
There are many traits that heroes can demonstrate in stories. The two stories The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell both have heros in them. Connell’s story portrays a hero named Rainsford, who crosses a mysterious island where humans are hunted for fun, and he himself has to run for his life. Twain’s book follows a young boy named Huck, who has run away from his father, and his older friend Jim, who is a runaway slave. Jim is more of a hero because he is more self-sacrificing, unafraid of negative consequences, and more determined. Meanwhile Rainsford demonstrates these traits, but not as strongly.
A hero could be anyone. Heroes don’t have to shoot lasers or be able to fly. A hero could be someone who simply shows a great act or certain character trait like bravery or courage. Heroes go through a journey containing a call to adventure, a departure and a return to their homeland. A good example of heroism and heroic acts is David from the Chrysalids and Daniel from The Dangerous Days of Daniel X. David and Daniel experienced sacrifice, hardships and bravery through their journeys of becoming a hero.
There are many traits possessed by those called heroes. Whether it is in real life or in fiction, in the past, present, and future every hero desires these character: traits intelligence, bravery, and honesty. “Montag picked a single small volume from the floor. Where do we begin? He opened the book halfway and peered at it. We begin by beginning, I guess." Montag from Fahrenheit 451 is a good example of someone who carries those traits. A hero is the best kind of person that someone can be.
Heroes in our society are revered and respected as Joseph Campbell reminds us: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” (Joseph Campbell). Heroes exist in all societies and throughout history. Maybe they are not always on the news or from the movies, but their words and their actions never fail to resonate across their feats. A hero gives of himself and dedicates himself to causes which better others and their society unlike individuals who are self serving, greedy, and cruel.
A everyday hero is not a Marvel superhero like Spider-Man or Thor it is a real life hero, which is a person that radiates moral responsibility, principals, and courage. Atticus from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird is one of America's best literary everyday heroes. Here is why Atticus is a everyday hero and a model citizen for Maycomb county and for America.