Heroes are mainly defined as being noble, and they are made up of very important qualities. Some include doing the right thing regardless of the odds, caring for people, and being able to stand up even during hard times. The book, Freak the Mighty constantly shows these characteristics from Freak as he helped Max with his journey in life. Good deeds are a crucial part into being a hero, even if society will not recognize or believe you’re capable of doing great things. Despite his small size, Freak demonstrates this by helping Max, who had the splitting image of the murderer, Killer Kane.
He even starved himself to show help people. He was a person who put people above him and never gave up on any cause he put his heart into. Never did he show weakness he was strong for the people he supported he was a hero. He didn't have to get better working conditions for those people he didn't have to keep living conditions equal after he made enough to survive he could have given himself so much more but he didn't he keep things equal. He never gave up and made sure they would win no matter the cost.
When a person thinks of a true hero, they probably think of famous, strong, brave, and a great leader. Odysseus is undoubtedly a hero because he is a fearless leader towards his crewmen. He is also brilliant and inspires everyone around him. Although, some readers argue that Odysseus is self-centered and stubborn. In many people’s opinion, Odysseus is a terrific hero because of his determination and how strong and brave of a leader he was.
Private Doss refusing to take a gun into combat was very dauntless. Private Doss was called a conscientious cooperator, meaning that he knew what he was doing, however, he continued to do it because he believed that what he was doing was right. Also, due to his past experiences, refusal of a weapon meant not killing anyone. One thing he said was, “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together” in which he was talking about how his desire was to save those people fighting for him and even some of the people that were trying to kill him. (Gibson) This leads to another good quality which is desire to want to see change, but not just any change.
He can entirely rule the kingdom of Dane. I admire his courageous acts, his power, and strength, his positivity and a hero to his people. I appreciate all of his sacrifices to the kingdom of Dane. A brave man who can give his own life and give up his own son so other may live and continue their journey.
The face of death doesn’t stop his courage from shining through. Hector, as well as Achilles, does not fear death but shows courage. Homer has many adjectives to describe Hector such as, “Glorious Hector.”(17.845) Achilles and Hector both parade many of the same qualities. Each demonstrates how their society and Homer determines a hero. They’re adored for their noble qualities and the difficult tasks they achieve.
To love honor more, than to fear death, shall be the moral of all men; who by shall virtue continue on, through swamps of live and valleys of death. Oroonoko, portrayed honor in its full meaning through his high moral standings and respect. Unlike him and his cherished Imoinda, the old king and the captain, not only did not value honor, but acted expediently in all actions and thoughts. Throughout his difficult life, Oroonoko stayed true to his principles even while caught between men who valued honor and those who did
Nemo the Great wasn’t just a ordinary King who was just an basic hero. King Nemo was a very generous, honest, respectful, and loyal king who only thought positive about everything in his life. King Nemo also followed all the codes of Chivalry which were; Always stay loyal to your loved ones, Always stay positive regardless of the negative impact, and Always have faith. He was a very shy king as times but he always did good deeds when it came down to a lot of things. With that being said, King Nemo always helped with getting everyone things they needed the most.
He showed traits of unending strength as he faced many trials along the way. Facing death was also among his many trials, but he carried on anyway. He was a strong-willed man and that alone is a life lesson one can learn from. Although Fredrick Douglass portrayed many character traits, bitterness was not one of them. Douglass had many opportunities to be utterly bitter as he faced many struggles.