Devin Lunsky Period 4 Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is about a criminal who is sent to a psych ward for an evaluation, but ends up developing strong and meaningful relationships with the men on the ward who turn him into a better person. One interesting part the book is that it has many different people. There are more than 30 people on the ward who develop the story. It can be hard to keep track of the different people, however, each person is used to highlight problems that Ken Kesey felt needed to be talked about such as racism, homophobia, sexism, and the treatment of mental health patients. R.P. McMurphy’s developing relationships in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with the numerous patients on the ward depicts the evolution of everyone’s identity to show how McMurphy changes the dynamic of the ward, which Ken Kesey uses to take a closer look at problems he sees in the world at the time.
What do Harry Potter, Spartacus and Indiana Jones have in common? How would you define your own hero? Is it an intrepid person who is ready to overcome all of the problems and challenges that he is going to face? Is it a smart person who can solve every puzzle in the world? Is it a person with euphonious voice and sexually attractive appearance?
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” (Reeve). In the book Beowulf and the article “The Rise of the Anti-Hero” heros are looked at being unflawed and flawed people. The character Beowulf engages on a journey to Denmark. His journey of sailing across the seas, fighting Grendel and his mother and fighting a dragon recognizes Beowulf as being this great hero. As our culture changes so does the way we look at heros.
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.
A hero is someone who puts their life on the line for others expecting nothing in return. A hero has characteristics they show and three of these are bravery and courage, wisdom, and the ability to keep going no matter what challenges they face. The movies Jack Reacher and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol contain two main characters that are great examples of a hero. Jack Reacher and Ethan Hunt both portray heroic characteristics.
In Laura Bennett’s essay, “Against Antiheroes” Bennett exemplifies the common trend of anti heroism, in popular mainstream TV shows and movies. She states that an anti hero is a protagonist that we all love, but is lacking heroic qualities. An anti hero, however, is a typical person all people are, with each one having skeletons hidden in their closets. The most quintessential character cannot exist, due to the abstract of different personalities and various life situations and that is how we see so many antiheroes every time we watch something new. The anti hero character is overused in modern TV shows and films.
Heroes are role models and have a great influence on individuals We are living in a diverse and opportunistic society today, heroes have become role models for the specific reason in the way which we think. Consequently, Many people become mad fans of their heroes and they even think heroes are always capable. However,people’s reaction and mind are literally affected by heroes. I am strongly against people who have heroes as their role model, because it is dangerous if people blind worship with heroes.
Throughout the play The Crucible, John Proctor shows that he is a tragic hero. Although he is a hero, we see this in both good and bad ways. John is seen as a devil worshipper when he says, “I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face!”(119-120) He says this because he is now being the one accused of having seen the devil and this was his way of responding. It seems to make everyone think that he is evil because he is saying how he has seen that devil and that it was Danforth that he saw.
When the first bomb hit, it shook the radiators; everyone knew something bad had happened, but it was not until the second hit they knew they were in trouble. Chris works in a restaurant about 100 feet away from the explosion site of the second bomb in the Boston Marathon Massacre, so he witnessed the full effects and the pandemonium that it caused. The impact of some of the events are serious, and life changing. In a hero’s journey, the hero has a choice: they can take up the challenge, or leave unscathed. Chris did not have that choice, he could not unsee what he had seen, and he did not have the option to run away.
According to the internet, a hero is a person who is idolized or looked up to for their outstanding achievements. For me a hero is person who gives of something for themselves to help the good of others tremendously. Throughout times the ideal hero has changed from war time heroes, to comic book and movie heroes. In today’s society it is more exciting to watch a man in tights pretend to save lives in a movie than a man or woman sacrificing their lives to keep this country strong and the people protected. I believe that it different throughout culture because it’s different from person to person.