Just like most novels, The Great Gatsby has a mixture of admirable and despicable characters. There are three characters that stood out the most for having one trait or the other. Jordan Baker, Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby have certainly earned the titles given to them. Jordan Baker is one of the more despicable character. Although she is not one of the major characters of this novel, she is the easiest to pick out for being a rotten person.
Batman and the Joker is a modern example of the most classic literary element of all time - the conflict between a hero and a villain. Almost every piece of literature includes these counterparts that display the author’s views of good and evil. In the Medieval Era, this concept was no different. In the anonymously written epic of Beowulf, heroes and villains are portrayed similarly to Shakespeare’s play Henry V- as war heroes and their opponents. In The Inferno, Dante Alighieri took a more spiritual view on the hero and villain, while Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales portrays the hero simply as one who outsmarts his opponent.
Nicholas Winton was a normal man living life until he found out what Germany was doing to all Jewish people. After he found out what Nazis were doing because of Hitler he knew that in Britain, people were trying well working on saving the Jewish children that were from Germany and Austria. The mission was called Kindertransport. He also realized that no one was trying or working on saving the children from Czechoslovakia. Winton started to organize a rescue operation to save them.
Do you ever notice heroes around the holidays? Most people see the holidays as a stressful time of the year; is it possible that heroes appear to make it less stressful? We are surrounded by heroes everyday. Regardless of what characteristics you think make a hero or who might be a hero, you will find heroes in television shows as well as the film industry. If you actually think about heroes in a movie or television show you will notice it is a lot more common than we might think.
What makes a someone a hero? Is it heroic deeds and grand achievements? Or is it their kindness and humility? The war hero Alvin York is both brave, and humble, making him a definite hero. October 18th 1918, York and sixteen other soldiers along with their commander end up behind enemy lines after misreading their map.
There are so many military leaders in the World. One leader that sticks out is Grace Hopper. In 1928, she graduated from Vassar College with a BA in mathematics and physics and joined the Vassar faculty. While an instructor at Vassar, she continued her studies in mathematics at Yale University, where she earned an MA in 1930 and a PhD in 1934. She joined the U.S Naval Reserves in 1943 to assist the need of our country.
Mrs. Rosine, the next day was carnival night where you got to wear normal clothes since we had to wear uniforms every day and all of camp counselors said that it was really extravagant. I will tell you all about it. That night I dressed in my normal cotton tee-shirt and shorts. Olivia was still getting ready in the cabin while I was waiting for her outside. “Are you ready yet?”
"How does it feel to be a true American hero?" "What?" Phillip felt certain the question wasn 't meant for him. He looked around to see if there was a fireman standing behind him. "Oh come on now — don 't be so modest," the reporter, Mitch Field, said.
A dagger screamed, slicing through the air - or should I say, lack thereof. Time froze and my eyes widened in realization of who the dagger was flying towards. It aimed directly at me. I watched in slow motion as the dagger began to curve in a new direction before identifying it 's new victim. I turned quickly and latched my small hand around his wrist.
Story is an element that persists through the ages and connects all of mankind. The common themes of struggle, triumph, and rebirth are emotional stages that everyone can relate and bond over. Joseph Campbell first coined the term “Hero’s Journey” in the 20th century, while he was studying myths and legends from around the world. Campbell discovered there was a pattern in all of the stories, similar journeys that transcended across cultures and time periods. Thus he created the term “Hero’s Journey” or monomyth to depict the common template used to convey a hero’s adventure.
An epic hero is defined as a character in an epic poem who is has superhuman qualities and is affected by great events or admired for his achievements. An epic hero is subjected or causes a major change. An epic hero has traits that are unattainable by most humans. Often times an epic hero has hindrances and interferences. Mr. Fischer is a perfect example of a epic hero, because he transforms, has superhuman abilities, and is affected by interferences.