These poems and epic tales that depict them as heroes, but whose values would make the world a better place today? Beowulf is selfless and believes in the greater good for the populous as a whole. Achilles is selfish and believes in what is best for him and the people that he cares about. Today’s society is massively larger in scale to societies depicted in these tales. While a common goal to achieve what is best for the whole is great for a government, it would be near impossible for the hero, or one person, to achieve this.
When people can’t stand up for themselves. People can be selfish,cruel, and rude but a hero is being who they are are being there self, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”(Oscar Wilde). A hero is themself, because if they were not how would they be a hero. In my opinion, A hero is there true self and are happy for what they are doing. Also not trying to be someone else because a hero knows they can’t be anybody else they can only be themself.
Vonnegut says that individuals need to fight only to make his hero a power-hungry godlike creature, being both an unreachable ideal and unreliable threat. Vonnegut is implying that individuals are powerful but that does not mean every individual deserves to have power. Accordingly nothing can change unless individuals force it, but that individuals too often lack courage and strength, even if one individual has everything needed, he might be corrupted when
Chappie faced many disappointments during his life, and yet he was still able to continue hoping that things would get better. This ability to hope for better redeems Chappie in the eyes of the reader. It is important to have this quality as Chappie starts off as a very unsympathetic character, but with his ability to continue moving forward, the reader is able to do the same with the character. The issue with categorizing Chappie as an anti-hero lies in the fact that he does not do anything that would make him a hero instead of the protagonist that he is. He isn't working for any goal or ideal at any point in the story.
But then again some people may not think that those traits are what a hero should or does have but that he should be a different brand of hero like a smart person who doesn't go on long war expeditions. But really hero’s could be anywhere and in any form they could be just people who save someone from dying and there could be nothing really special about them. But they still saved him and that is what is important not not being strong or good looking but just being a normal person helping someone that needed
Odysseus is likely to compared to be heroism but if go deeper, consider what people feel a hero should be. He doesn't evenfit the qualites of a hero. Although Odysseus is brave. An hero someone who is strong, Courageous , honest, bravery.No one has to kill monsters, rescue girls, or lead a war to be hero. You don’t have to have superhuman strenis a person who is not afraid to step in foward.
The anti-hero is someone who is characterized by a lack of traditional heroic qualities such as Idealism, courage and moral goodness. A real hero is the person who possesses all the heroic qualities all of the time which is in real world seems to be untrue as there is no perfect human beings. An anti-hero is a character who experiences both villainess and heroic treats, an anti-hero is a person with an ultimate objective to make the world a better place. Although anti-heroes participate in villainous, they are considered to be heroes as their main aim is to benefit the society, the surroundings or the mankind itself. A modern clear example for an anti-hero is Breaking Bad the TV series.
It showed that people can defend their country simply by saving lives instead of killing and that it is possible to maintain a belief, not let others undermine your faith, and be an exceptional, courageous human being even under extreme peer pressure, which is a problem in today’s society. The way Desmond was treated and the military’s response to him being a “conscientious objector” infuriated me; he proved through his actions that conscientious objectors are just as beneficial as any other soldier, maybe even more in Desmond Ross’s case. I think that the term conscientious objector is very demeaning and should not be the term that describes Desmond or other men like him; I believe, like Desmond stated himself, that they should be designated as conscientious cooperators, because just because they hold certain beliefs they are not objecting to serve their country. I have not seen the movie Hacksaw
A Mystery of Heroism, Is Fred Collins a Hero? Not every act is heroic and not every person is a hero. There is a set of criterion that needs to be met by a person to be a hero or an act to be heroic. A hero must be noble, selfless, shameless, and compassionate. For an act to be heroic, the person must be aware of the danger and think before acting.
Howard Roark may be regarded as an unrealistic hero because he possesses too many qualities of an ideal man.He has prefered qualities such as individuality, emotional and mindful intelligence, integrity, moral stature and practicality. It is unrealistic for a man to possess all of these qualities at once. His lack of character flaw also makes him seem surreal. Roark was made as an ideal man, but the ideal is often not able to exist fully in a physical form. However, it was purposeful for Roark to be ideal, and not realistic.Howard Roark, being the ideal and unrealistic man he is in “The Fountainhead” was purposeful because of Ayn Rand's tendency and preference to write about ideal characters.