Epic Hero Archetype

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We all have heroes in our life whether they are fictional or real. Some are more epic than others,but still they are heros. An epic hero in literature is defined as a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events. Epic heros are said to follow an literary archetype which is defined as a typical character, an action or a situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature; also known as universal symbol, may be a character, a theme, a symbol or even a setting. An modern example of a epic hero is Darth Vader. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of him as a hero is that originally he was Anakin Skywalker who trained with a great mentor, Obi Wan Kenobi.

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