J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is just the same fantasy journey for many readers. With its outgoing wizard magic, parents believe that this is only a fake story that is based on real life. Because parents believe that this story is artificial, the good parts of the story can be used as a beneficial lesson for children. Harry Potter himself is a good role model for all children because he has overcome all the hardships that has come his way. Harry Potter can also be a person to sympathize with as he lost his parents to Voldemort at such a young age.
People all around the globe have different aspects regarding a hero and its definition. In my perspective, a hero is a person that has sacrificed his or her life in hope to achieve a positive difference. In literary terms, and according to the Free Dictionary (2015), the noun hero is defined as “any person who has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.” A hero is considered as a model and is admired for their achievements, actions, and qualities. Martin Luther king and Rosa Parks are two heroes that made different achievements that led them both to be considered as heroes.
An epic hero is an individual who must evoke a sense of heroism through legendary and inspiring deeds (Merriam-Webster). These heroes of tragedy have the ability to determine their own fortune due to the amount of admired characteristics they possess. However, the ideals of an epic hero are constantly fluctuating due to the ever changing ideals of society. Although the characteristics of an epic hero are under constant modification, Beowulf is still an effective modern-day hero due to his acts of courage, compassion, and dedication in relation to his people. Courage can be defined as any individual possessing moral or mental strength in the face of physical pain or indescribable hardship (Personalitytutor).
Heroes put others before themselves and don’t think of how it might benefit themselves. Instead, they think about how their actions and decisions can affect and help other people. Lincoln is an example of a hero who fought for others before himself. Lincoln fought “ not for himself only, not for us only, but for all people in all their coming generations (Sb pg.68)” during the civil war. He is admired for his achievements and the challenges that he has overcome.
It was a hero meant to give a morale boost to warriors, a hero meant to bring all the glory home to his family and his home country. This hero was meant to boast his accomplishments and do it in an honorable way. It was a hero meant to be hospitable and loyal to the very end. What better book and character to demonstrate this than Beowulf. Beowulf before the events leading up to his spotlight in his story had the dream job of any warrior
Do we control our own destiny, or are we subject to fate? This philosophical question has plagued mankind since the dawn of time, however Joseph Campbell offers a possible explanation. In “The Self as Hero”, an excerpt from his work Pathways to Bliss, Campbell compares accounts from various individuals on their struggles to characters in myths and fairy tales whom embark daunting journeys, finding how both groups overcome incredible struggles to achieve greatness and further their destiny. Throughout the chapter, Campbell subtly conveys his belief that hard work is what creates success. His main claim is that each person has the opportunity to seize their destiny if they have the drive and courage to do so, which is therefore attained through
I find the two novels are alike in many different ways, from the dark force trying to take over each respective land to the great journeys of self-discovery prominently featured in both novels. From the Pevensie siblings to the Fellowship we see the characters grow from everyday school children and simple country folk to renown warriors, Kings and Queens, even heroes. Perhaps these similarities are due to the legendary friendship of the two authors, or perhaps it was their like-mindedness that drew them together to begin with. Regardless, between the two of them, they have created wonderful worlds and legends that will still be known centuries from now as true masterpieces of
Macbeth Macbeth was a great war hero who is shown as a great person , he is put in the spotlight and given all the attention. Macbeth is a great anobel hero who is faced with many decisions and prophecies, decisions and prophecies that may have made his fate come sooner than it should have. We are told of his intentions through side notes and mental thoughts this informs the audience of what he is planning on doing and it gives us clues as to what type of person he is. The person is his is also greatly influenced by his wife and the way and manner she presents herself gives us detail into their lives. The love that they share for one another is a love that is so deep that it really cannot be described in words but only in actions.
Throughout history, people of all cultures and beliefs have created stories of great and mighty heroes containing the virtues admired in that age. In times long ago, when the Anglo-Saxons were at their height, one of these stories was the tale of the mighty hero Beowulf, depicting the very image of the age's virtues and ideas. Now, in this booming age of technology, we've turned to heroes such as Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione. Not only strong, courageous, and honorable, but also being the very mightiest of all warriors on the earth
As one of the most well known and best received literary works of the Millennial Generation, Harry Potter is well loved by people all over the world for its enchanting characters, storylines, and adventures. Set in a fantastical world that occasionally mixes with the “Muggle world” and revolving around a group of three magical friends, the world of Harry Potter ignites a desire for adventure in its readers. Although criticized by many, award-winning series is treasured by the hearts of people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. The story presents the main character with a series of challenges he must overcome as he grows up in the magical world while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. These challenges confront issues
This story set in a dystopian future will hit close to home as it is read and the protagonist Guy Montag can be surprisingly similar to yourself. Maybe it was the heroic quest which drew so many to its pages or the sense of empowerment and rebellion it leaves you with, but no matter the reason you turn the thin fragile pages, you cannot help but read in amazement as Guy Montag goes through a transformation of a lifetime. A transformation of both body and soul which not only changes Mr. Montag forever leaving