Zoe Eickmeier Mrs. Klein Pre-AP ELA 31 March 2023 What Makes a Hero? Most heroes share a collection of characteristics that makes them heroic. The most important characteristics of a hero are courage and determination. Fredric Douglas and Atticus Finch are both excellent examples of heroes. Fredric Douglas and Atticus Finch both show traits such as courage, determination, and kind hearts.
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.
When asked to describe a hero, Mickey Mantle, famous baseball player for the New York Yankees, Said “Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them” This quote shows that a hero is someone who always does the right thing and has good intentions. What a hero should look like now is someone who is loyal and brave. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus proves that he is a hero when he went to save his men on “Circe’s Island.” and defeated the cyclops in “The Cave of the Cyclops.”
Lauren Diels Mrs. Goodbar Honors English 1 Period 1 22 May 2023 Your everyday basic hero is someone that is big, strong, selfless, maybe has some sort of power. But the Greek had a different meaning of a hero. Heroes in Greek mythology must follow certain archetypes. Not only does Odysseus from The Odyssey follow the archetypes but so does Moana from Moana.
A hero is not always someone with power. A true hero can be a person that inspires you to be better in life. Many heroes simply help other in danger. Police officers, firefighters and even doctors give people strength to overcome problems. What kind of qualities makes a hero?
hat is a Hero? According to Dictionary.com the definition of a hero is, “1. a man of distinguished courage, admired by his brave deeds and noble qualities. 3. the principle male character in a story.” A tragic hero is, “ a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.”
To most people, a hero is a brave person with an amazing costume. Heroes usually have super-powers and are always saving people. But it takes much more than this to be know as an a hero. Some characteristics of an hero are super-natural help, leaving on a journey . In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows many traits of an hero.
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
Some heroes are more traditional and go on dangerous adventures, like Odysseus from The Odyssey by Homer. Whether we realize it or not, there are heroes who surround us in our everyday lives. In books and movies there are many different heroes that fit different themes. However,
Traits of a Hero What truly is a hero? How is a hero defined? A standard dictionary would define a hero as, “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. ” We will examine and compare three “heroes” from a range of classic tales and novels. These include Beowulf from the epic poem Beowulf, Duke Theseus from The Knight’s Tale, and Sir Gawain from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
The basic traits of being a hero are simple. You must have courage, selflessness, humility, loyalty, patience and care deeply about others. “A hero is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero)”. One of the most important works in Old English literature is Beowulf, it is a great example of an epic hero.
What qualifies a person to be called a hero? Officially a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Most people think of a superhero, like Batman or Spiderman, or someone closer to them such as their mother or their life-saving doctor. Heroes tend to be the main character in a story. Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey.
“ I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure spite of overwhelming obstacles” Christopher Reeve. Heroes usually have super powers and are constantly saving people. But it takes much more traits than this to be classified as an epic hero. Some characteristics of an epic hero are supernatural help, leaving on a journey in which proves himself, and they are sometimes honored after death. In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows many traits of an epic hero.
The hero is one of the quintessential literary archetypes, found in nearly every work from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. Sometimes they are a paragon of human virtue, a shining and unattainable ideal. Sometimes they are broken and bitter. The latter's journeys assure us that even the most flawed person can better themselves, yet the standards we hold heroism to indicate society’s bias in our view of the ideal person. The classical traits of a hero are honesty and courage, and so a bias towards independence over obedience can be seen.
Superman, Gandalf, Jay Gatsby, and Harry Potter. All of these character have something in common, all of them are heroes. Heroes are common in many literary works. They help portray messages and feelings in ways the reader would understand. There are three main archetypes of heroes.