When turning against family for the law, people really need to take a look back and see what caused this to happen. In Abners case, it was the War. War was a huge part that made Abner into who he was because he wasn 't at peace with himself when he was there. The first symbol that was noticed was fire. The fire symbol was a huge piece considering all Abner was known as was a “barn burner”.
Also, when the church caught on fire Johnny took the chance and saved kids who were trapped. In some ways Johnny isn’t a hero because when he killed Bob he knew the police would be after for him, and instead of turning himself in he runs away. This is wrong when Johnny thinks about what he has done he changed his mind and wanted to turn himself in. Above all, Johnny is the most heroic character in “The Outsiders.”
The tragic hero will be the first to get hit and suffer difficulties before anyone else will, making the hero a victim, however, he is also the “conductor” of these lightning strikes. Having so much power causes him to be overwhelmed with responsibilities and have problems come his way. In Oedipus Rex, this type of situation is what creates Oedipus’s dilemma as he became a hero yet brought suffering upon himself and the city of Thebes. Oedipus’s persona can be compared closely to that of a godly figure as all the people of Thebes prayed to him when the plague occurred. They ask him to be again the hero he once was when he saved Thebes from the Sphinx, however, in the end, Oedipus finds that he is the cause of this plague set upon his people.
It is soon evident that someone is trying to attack them. After viciously being attacked by Bob Ewell, a man saves both Jem and Scout out of kindness. This man is revealed to be Arthur Radley. This shows kindness in dark times because Jem and Scout would both most likely have been killed if it were not for the kindness of Arthur Radley saving them. My final example of my theme in my book is in chapter 31.
In the novel, Pi is an archetypal hero because a traumatic event changes his life forever, and he suffers from his journey. Pi’s voyage causes him to become an archetypal hero because the traumatic event of the ship sinking and his situation changes his life forever. When Pi has come to the realization that the ship sank, he understands that
This moment came at surprise for Percy because he thought that Ares was the friend who betrayed him in the prophecy. The prophecy stated Percy’s future of what will happen to him during and after his mission. I like this moment because of the emotion, excitement, and the intensity in this scene. Another memorable moment for me in the lightning thief was when Percy’s mom saves Percy and fights the monster by herself. I really like this moment because of the sacrifice that Percy’s mom had done to protect
His big brother’s death symbolizes one of the most traumatic events in Robert’s life that helps him wake up and realize the reality of life. At the end of the story Robert observes, “He is buried in the cemetery out back. Years have passed-we are living in the future, and it's turned out differently from what we'd planned” (Cunningham 242). After his brother’s death Robert is able to come to the conclusion that not everything is fun and games because every action has consequences. His big brother took many risks that eventually caught up with him, leading him to his death.
From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey. Paul may never think that one day he would end up in Annie Wilkes’ house as a pet writer with broken legs and drug addiction but this is also the reason why he is a warrior hero. It all starts from Paul Sheldon, a writer who is famous for his novels “Misery”, almost died in a car accident until he meets Annie Wilkes, a former nurse who is also the devil figure of
A group of heros that showed an act of bravery and courage are the firemen and policemen during 9/11 in 2001. The two twin towers were full of smoke and flames, but the firemen job was to get as much people out as possible. They did not know if they were either going to die or live but they did not care because all that mattered was saving as much people as possible. When both of the twin towers fell, many firemen were still in trapped in there and those firemen will always be remembered for the act of their bravery and courage. These group of firemen stood out of the rest because they risked their lives to save people they do not even know, this is a real hero.
Furthermore, Dally Winston demonstrates his heroism when he dies saving Johnny from the burning church. “But I remembered Dally pulling Johnny through the window of the burning church; Dally giving us his gun, although it could mean jail for him; Dally risking his life for us, trying to keep Johnny out of trouble.” (Hinton 154). Loyalty is about how much one is willing to sacrifice for another person. Darry sacrificed his college education, his degree, his future because of his sense
When Perry is given the option to return to the United States early because of his medical profile, he declines. Perry knew that without him, the squad would be one man short; therefore, he risked his life in order to protect his friends. Another man who displayed heroism was Lieutenant Carroll. A squad member named Brew described a firefight where Lieutenant Carroll risked his life to save the entire squad. He said, “When the chips were down, he put his ass on the line for the guys” (Myers
Soldiers go through traumatic experiences in and out of war. In war, soldiers sacrifice themselves to protect their country. Odysseus somewhat sacrifices himself to bring him and his men to safety. Losing people is a big obstacle when in and out of war. Watching your friend and fellow soldier die in front of you is one of the most horrendous experiences a soldier can face, this experience
Throughout Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury express’ how curiosity has the ability to drive one to do what is unexpected. Guy Montag is a firefighter who is completely passionate about his job in the beginning of the book because his father was also a firefighter which means he was meant to be one. The firefighters are sent to burn the hidden books as well as the houses the books are hidden inside. The books are burned because the government doesn 't want the people gaining knowledge that could overthrow them. As Montag goes around burning all the books he finds himself pondering over how the knowledge inside the books could be so powerful.