Honor is a form of high respect or esteem. The word honor itself is synonymous with expressions like glory, distinction, and merit. The noun is usually reserved for those who have done the unthinkable for their country; it is for those who are at such an important title that no other word can describe them. Soldiers and doctors do things dubbed as honorable; armies put themselves at risk for their country, and doctors save lives. Albeit, of those who read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, several people would not agree that Brutus was, in fact, an honorable man.
Yossarian may not be the ideal image of a hero, but in his own way he fulfills this reflection of a hero. This may be either by making the correct moral decisions, earning the respect of others, or serving as a model towards other soldiers. But what is a hero? According to Time’s “Webster’s New Ideal Dictionary” a hero is a “mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability”. This is only one of the many definitions of a hero, the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, for example, defines a hero as “a person who is admired for brave or great acts or fine qualities”.
Abraham Lincoln - Why was he an effective leader? Introduction Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous names in the history of this planet. He is the greatest President of the United States of America. His leadership skills on the political front as well as the military front as the Commander-in-Chief of the Union’s army were remarkable. Yet, his past and only active military experience brands him as little more than a comedian.
Christopher Columbus has been viewed as both a positive historical hero and someone who was selfish and brought harm and misfortune to the Indians to benefit the white men. When flipping through a history textbook or sitting through a high school history course Columbus is viewed as a hero who embarked on many expeditions that helped others as well as brought people together with an abundance of goods. God, glory, gold, government, and geography motivated Columbus on his voyages. Columbus discovered land that he believed to be the Indies, which is what led him to identifying the natives as Indians. The people Columbus met were welcoming to Columbus and his men although they didn’t have the spices that were originally expected and needed.
While we learned very little about how slavery was abolished in the United States and especially globally, I knew this would be important fact in our history all over the world. I never heard the name George Washington Williams until this very class, and I find that discouraging, to be honest. George Washington Williams was a well-educated man. During the time George Washington Williams had the most influence, was a time of deep oppression and racism toward the Black community. People actually believed that these African Americans did not possess any social or intellectual qualities that would make them writers of substance.
Missoula, Montana in the 1930’s was far from similar to Classical Greece and Rome, yet similar tragic characters were woven into legend. Though he may not have had a royal entourage or battle for the crown, Paul Maclean’s life was a tragedy, though in a different way. Due to his stature, potential, tragic flaw, and recognition and acceptance of his fate, Paul Maclean was a classic tragic hero. A classic tragic hero must be exceptional in terms of abilities and social ranking. Though not a king with a crown and court, Paul Maclean was king of the Blackfoot River.
It showed Hamilton’s horrific rough patches in his life, but it also showed his constant victories for the American people. Not many men of power during these times understood the struggles of the American people/identity quite like Hamilton did (American Identity, APUSH
Felix Adler, a German American professor of social and political ethics, once said, “The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world.” Ultimately as a society, it’s conclusive that a hero is someone who leads the world in a way that no one else can. The idea of a hero is certainly subjective and is interpreted differently by many. A hero could be defined as someone who saves lives, or one who inspires others with their achievements. They are admired and placed in high personal regard for their impressive actions. Homer, author of the ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey, explains the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his journey back home after the fall of Troy.
He authored a four-book biography of Columbus and portrayed him as a brave American hero. “Columbus was a man of great and inventive genius. His ambition was lofty and noble, inspiring him with high thoughts and an anxiety to distinguish himself by great achievements. His conduct was characterized by the grandeur of his views and the magnanimity [nobility] of his spirit.” Instead of writing, that Columbus was devastating to the newly found nation and that he sought to take over, cultivate and civilize the Natives. Irving’s writings wanted to humanize Columbus actions, so people would not judge him in an unfavorable
Because Okonkwo fits four out of the five criteria of a tragic hero, he is a tragic hero. Because he was a successful leader and farmer and he earned this success without any help, Okonkwo is better than ourselves. According to the book, Okonkwo “neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife.” (18) Despite the fact that he came from a failure of a father, Okonkwo managed to become wealthy and successful. Because of his anger, and his fear of being thought weak, Okonkwo was vulnerable. His anger made him do things without thinking, which could end up harming him.