Debi Mazar is an actress who stated, “A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tried to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really, deeply cares.” Heroes are relevant to everyone, because at some point, everyone has had a hero. Sadly, today’s society degrades the meaning of the word “hero”. Heroes are an important aspect of life, but famous people are not always heroes.
From Greek mythology to 21st century TV shows, the idea of what a hero is has changed. The antagonist was always patronized for his wrong doings and mishaps, the protagonist was always favored and rooted for during his journey, and the audience was always eager to find out what was going to happen next. The “hero’s journey” was consistently the traditional, saccharine, orthodox concept of the good guy embarking on a new adventure, with an objective that s/he must reach, while overcoming obstacles in order to transform her/him. Surprisingly, that all changed when we began to empathize with the bad guy during his journey. Those bad guys are not only in TV shows but also are in reality represented as celebrities.
In addition, the tragic hero’s fall is not a pure loss, and the downfall of the tragic hero does not leave the audience in a state of depression. Given the components of a tragic hero, a great example of a modern-day athlete that embodies the definition of a tragic hero is professional golfer Tiger Woods. As a professional athlete, Tiger Woods was as premier of a name as it gets. However, he would suffer a downfall that perfectly fits Aristotle’s theory. Tiger Woods, once considered to be the best golfer of all time, suffered a tragic downfall from glory which ultimately would lead him to become the tragic hero of professional sports.
Have you ever wondered why people decide to become heros? In the articles Jackie Robinson changed Baseball, theseus and minotaur, the woman who helped anne frank died at 100, they all have heros and important to the society. Also, they went through a lot and made the society better.
Going from rags to riches makes someone a role model to others, to show how life can be improved through any situation. Andrew took money from good people, he only gave to other wealthy associations, and contributed mainly to his own company. A hero performs acts to help the community, discreetly or anonymously; Andrew Carnegie did
Heroism in our culture could be very misinterpreted. People tend to think that hero’s need to be perfect because they are role models, saviors, or peacemakers. An example of a hero for me is Josh Hamilton, an outfielder for the Texas Rangers. Josh Hamilton started out as a power hitting prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays but struggled with addictions to drugs. He spent a short stint for the Reds before the Texas Rangers picked him up.
Heroes are often placed on a pedestal in society. While normal people have plenty of flaws, heroes are often looked up to as perfect figures. In sports they are figures that can fill stadiums and perform superhuman feats. The public looks up to these heroes because they don’t appear to have any problems. Throughout his distinguished career on and off the baseball field Joe DiMaggio filled this role of a hero.
If I have to choose a favorite sport it would have to be football. Football is physical hard-hitting contact sport that is full of excitement rooting for my home team the New York Jets. Back in 1997 is where I developed a full interest; watching and playing football at a young age. I have played fullback and linebacker both positions took a lot of hard work, conditioning, and practice to execute my performance on the field.
Ever since I was a toddler, I loved sports. Baseball, basketball, it did not matter; I just liked to run. When I was around 4 or 5, I was in the living room watching the Steelers play the Cardinals and saw Santonio Holmes grab a game winning touchdown to win the Superbowl. I was so excited that I jumped up in the air and I told my dad, “Daddy when I grow up I want to play football and I want to score a lot of touchdowns just like 10 does.”
NFL vs. Players: Analysis and Intervention The National Football League is currently in a long-standing conflict with a group of its players and former players who demand compensation for the brain damage incurred during their professional careers with the NFL as a result of multiple concussions. The players’ group has taken these grievances to court, accusing the NFL of wrongful death and negligence for allegedly concealing the long-term effects of multiple concussions sustained during play, despite voluntarily investigating these possible effects. (Kenney 2012) This player’s group claims that players were not actively warned of the dangers of cumulative mild traumatic brain injury or MTBI until 2010.
Football: A Popular sport among all americans played, from toddlers to adults. Although it might be fun and games, football is the leading cause of deaths of thousands of players from brain injuries such as concussions. Due to large amount of brain development issues, highschool football should not be played.
Ultimately, there are heroes around the world we just have to search harder to find them in today’s corrupt society. I think that Garrett appeals to his audience because he uses many famous TV shows and movies to support his statement describing his idea about anti-heroes. This essay’s conclusion does make sense to me because he is saying we see corruption and confusion everyday by famous people in the media. Additionally, he says that there are no more heroes only anti-heroes because this is the way of the world
Everyone has a personal hero, most recent arguments have introduced ideas of celebrities being the new hero, and some have wondered who is considered heroes today. Being a hero these days doesn’t mean you are someone with special powers, or someone that has saved lives, but anyone can be labeled a hero. The word hero is often used by young kids naming someone they appreciate or wish to be such as famous singers, actors, and sport players. What is a hero to everyone, is that hero really a hero, and who is really considered to be a hero? Celebrities such as singers, actors, and models, what are they to the people of the unknown?