Before he became known as Darth Vader and the dark sith lord, he was known as Anakin Skywalker. A young slave to Watto (A Toydarian junk dealer/hoodlum/gangster) on the planet Tatooine. After a very lucky encounter with a Jedi named Qui-Gon Jinn and Padme Amidala (Queen of Naboo), Anakin was noticed of having great potential. Qui-Gon Jinn helped gain his freedom from slavery by winning a pod race. From there he was trained in the ways of the Jedi.
Aeneas the passionate leader of the Trojans remained resilient when faced with adversity. This epic poem has transformed him from a military leader into an exemplary ruler. The Aeneid is a story that has given us a blueprint for the natural development of a leader. Throughout the trials and tribulations of Aeneas, he overcame his hardships and learned from them. Aeneas’ leadership was never called into question nor was his devotion to his people.
Anne Frank as a Heroic Figure Anne Frank has made a mark in our world, and she is a hero to us all. In Diary and a Young Girl, Anne is a young Jewish girl who has to go into hiding during WW2 to escape from the Nazis. Anne is a hero because of her patience, her positive mindset, and how brave and strong she is. The people around Anne were terrified for their lives during WW2. However, Anne was calm and patient until she attained her freedom.
She was born in June 12,1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her full name was Annelies Marie Frank (Polak 453). Others thought Anne was happy, talkative, and spunky, but on the inside she felt conflicted. However, she was very hopeful that the war would end and life could return to normal. She believed that people were still truly good despite the war, as shown in her quote.
Many modern notorious villains have done the same thing. Whether it be 2,000 years ago or today, these ‘leaders’ all have one thing in common: Taking lives of individuals, (forcefully or not) to fulfill an ultimate selfish goal. In conclusion Asoka is a ruthless leader due to the fact he was power-hungry and ignorant. Although he could be considered enlightened because he changed his ways, how he got to his positive ending was wrong and egocentric of him. There was other possible ways to get to his positive and nonviolent life without having to kill thousands to get there.
All of these qualities are important because, according to Aristotle, they are what makes a tragic hero. Although some may argue otherwise, Creon is the best fitting tragic hero of the story Antigone. In Greek tragedy, a character usually possesses a hamartia, or tragic flaw, this flaw evokes emotions such as pity and fear into the audience. Creon’s hamartia is arrogance, throughout the story is uses his power to make him seem above others. When Teiresias comes to warn Creon of the gods wrath, they get into an argument with Creon saying “Dost know at whom thou glancest, me thy lord?”(54).
During their journey, Aravis becomes a very trustworthy and righteous companion to Shasta. She thinks fast and is often the one who comes up with a plan in crisis situations. She never complains about the discomfort or fatigue of traveling. Many modern female readers can easily identify with Aravis character: she comes from the ruling nobility of Calormen, however she prefers leaving the comfort of her life to not marry an old, rich and powerful man to live her own life. She is a free-spirit.
Hezeki Ross 2/23/2016 History 102 Book Review In an era when women were supposed to be disciplined, kindhearted, and obedient. Anna proved that she 's the complete opposite. Defying sixteenth century social mores of being considered as the weaker sex, physically and emotionally. Anna depicted herself as Independent woman, she was the frequent subject of gossip in Germany due to her indecent attire, flirtatious behavior and rebellious acts. After the discovery of Anna 's secret affairs with an nobleman and cavalryman (Erasmus of Limpurg and Daniel Treutwein), her wealthy father out of rage ban her from the household and abolished her inheritances.
With this imperfection Anne has a low self esteem and confidence which meant she was afraid to do anything to upset her parents further. When she had the opportunity to do her part in the war she took in in hopes of proving herself to her parents that she is worth more than just someone to be married. Anne shows us that through determination and hard work, things may not end up with the happy ending you expected but instead can finish in something completely different but just as good.