“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely...”(Christopher Reeve). What makes a hero? Is it having super strength or being able to turn to stone? The definition of a hero follows as, “A person,(typically a man), who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities”. Heros also must be kind hearted.
However these characters are far too predictable, optimistic and perfect to ever be relatable. An atypical hero, also known as a three-dimensional hero or an effective hero, doesn’t necessarily have to be a caped figure capable of invisibility or unlimited lives but a character that is idolised for their courage and bravery regardless of their imperfections. To be a truly effective hero, relatable characteristics must be visible to the audience. Whilst
He is the one, put in the book to break all the rules and bring the life of knowledge and ideas back to where they belong. At first Equality felt awful for many of the things he had done for example; “each night […] we, Equality 7-2521, steal out and run through the darkness to our place.”(35), but sooner or later it didn’t matter much to Equality anymore. When Equality worked in his place (a dark hole in the ground from the unmentionable times) he worked on a box that made electricity when he finished it he brought it to the home of the scholars, who rejected it. This was the last straw for Equality and that’s when he lost it; “You fools! You fools!
In the enlightening poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a noble and honorable knight is set with a task that will challenge his honor and his chivalry. When an astonishing green knight appears and proves to possess surreal characteristics, he makes a deal with Gawain to strike him with his axe as long as he can strike him back in one year time. To keep his word Gawain takes a journey that will illustrate true human characteristics possessed by the poems hero. It is kind of silly to relate the two stories because they are completely different, but I found some relevance in them. When I was little I was challenged a lot by my brothers to wrestle and being the only girl I was stubborn and couldn’t turn down a challenge.
A hero can be anyone around you. A hero is a person who is strong, has courage, helps others, and does good deeds. Ponyboy deserves to be considered a hero. Johnny also deserves to be considered a hero too. Dally does not deserve to be considered a hero though, unlike Ponyboy and Johnny.
I, personally, don’t understand why we make “heroes” out of people. They’re just like everyone else, but we make it seem like they did something so different and so much more unique than us, and we look up to them as a person. We think that everything they do is perfect, and that’s where we mess up. There are a ton of people who we consider “heroes” who have the same character whenever they’re not on camera, but then there are some who are a completely different person whenever they’re not being
Between the ages of ten and twelve, he passed for a youth of sixteen to eighteen” (Bair 12). “As a ten year old, he liked to hang out around the gates of the Navy Yard and taunt sailors when they came through on their way to the bars and brothels that lined the street. There are numerous tales of his exploits, with some having him itching for fistfights with sailors twice his age; others have him actually fighting them and winning” (Bair 12). Al was forced to undergo the humiliation of repeating the sixth grade after missing school so much and his declining grades because of it. “By the time he was ready to go on to the seventh grade, Al Capone was fourteen years old.
Oliver Stone once said “Heroes are everyday, common people.” Many people think of Batman, or Superman when they hear the word hero, but there are other heroes than just the ones who have superpowers. Although the most acclaimed heroes may be the comic book characters, but ordinary people are heroes too. The heroes in real life are the normal everyday people who have courage, bravery, determination, and generosity; people like Harry Swimmer or Christopher Reeves are heroes. The exclusive traits someone possesses is what makes a normal person a hero. First of all, all hero needs to be brave, they need to be able to overcome their fears.
‘Dill gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out’ p.9 This has already been mentioned back in the section about how Jem broke his arm. Two mentions in the first chapter seem to indicate that this is important. Who is Boo Radley? Where do they want him to come out from? ‘It was all right to shut him up, Mr Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal’ p.12 Boo has been shut inside for 20 years, the stories about him are greatly exaggerated, for example Jem’s description of him ‘judging from his tracks’ p.14.
Not every hero needs to be perfect. In fact no one is perfect, but that is what makes us human, and that is what Odysseus was. He was not some all mighty perfect leader with inhuman abilities, he was just some normal human who became a hero through his actions. He became known as one of the most famous heroes among men and the gods, and we can do that too with our actions just like