• I’ve learned in this unit, three universal characteristics of a hero. One characteristic is some type of special powers not necessarily things like super strength or Flying but hospitality and friendliness or the will to help others could be considered special powers or something even greater to save the day. Also, hero's lineage is often noble or linked to the gods meaning their family history is a heroic one. Lastly Hero's tending to be adventurous and strong they and often times are born this way. 2.
The authors/producers demonstrate the hero/ villain archetype in a variety of films and books. Heroes are people who are highly admired for their contribution to their community; they are viewed as idols that will continuously save the day and rescue people. But a hero will never come into existence without a villain that causes damage to others and destroys many obstacles in their path. The role each villain contributes is necessary because it gives the hero a purpose to fulfill. Both archetypal figures are necessary to each other, each one contributes a role that cannot be exist without the other figure.
The term “hero” can be interpreted in numerous ways between different cultures. A hero varies according to gender, race, religion, and what he or she has accomplished that has given him or her the title of a hero. Joseph Campbell in “The Hero’s Journey” sets up a criteria for heroes. One of the qualities a hero must have is that he or she must have gone beyond “normal”achievement. Moreover, a hero must have given one’s self up to something “bigger.” He or she also cannot be one that lacks courage, knowledge, and capacity to serve.
Being a hero can obviously go to a person’s head, as shown in some classic fairy tales such as “Rumpelstiltskin” and “The Goose Girl”, both written by the Brothers Grimm, where the main characters become greedy. In order to be a hero, a person must not be selfish. Instead, heroes and heroines should display selflessness; helping people in need, while encouraging and inspiring others to join. Though it is their job, people like firefighters and police officers show this trait in every act they do. These men and women risk their lives for other’s safety, which in their mind’s, comes first.
There are numerous amounts of characteristics a hero can possess. With these characteristics, heroes are able to help humans move beyond their everyday lives, allowing us to strive and develop. Ultimately, a hero exemplifies someone who is strong, brave, and willing to sacrifice for the betterment of others. First and foremost, a hero is someone who is strong, displaying strength. There are distinctive sort of strengths that a hero must possess to be considered heroic.
Specifically, modern day heroes are people who see a problem or someone in need and commit themselves to helping the situation or person. To illustrate, renowned psychologist Philip Zimbardo once gave a speech that defined heroes as “...people placed in the right circumstance, given the necessary tools to transform compassion into heroic action.” For instance, compassionate heroes seize the chance to help out vulnerable people or groups of people because they are kind. Likewise, generous heroes use their resources to help people that are not as fortunate or benevolent as they are. Both types of hero are the personality traits that are essential to the development of a modern day hero. In the same way, the qualities of a hero are important to examine because they assist the helpless and the poor.
He fought in wars and defeated plenty of monsters with his, “ancient sword, was waiting, unsheathed, his sharp and gleaming blade.” (pg.58/line 674-676) A hero is selfless and puts other people lives before themselves. Anybody can be a hero as long as you have the qualities of one. Heroes doesn’t necessary have to have on suits, masks, or superpowers. Even though heroes that’s fictional is different from real heroes, they are still
Selflessness causes people to look at others and want to help them, no matter what it takes. This trait allows heroes to help others who are in trouble or going through rough times. Additionally, the knowledge of right versus wrong causes people to acknowledge a situation, and decide if it is right to step in and help. Those who want to do the right thing are more likely to stand up for a victim in a dangerous situation. These attributes help heroes not only think heroically, but act heroically.
“ I think a hero is any pearson really intent on making this a better place for all people” ( Maya Angelou). This quote explains my claim by proving the people that are heroes are those who affect our environment in little ways as well as big. When people think of heroes they think of those that have super powers like spiderman and superman and did major things to save the world, but real heroes are those that do small things to help us and our society.A true hero is an everyday person who helps people who can not help themselves, respectful to those around them, and is someone who makes the better or harder decisions. Some examples of the function of a hero in our society is an everyday person who helps people who can not help themselves, respectful to those around them, and is someone who makes the better or harder decisions. There are those around you that you don’t even notice are heroes that you meet in the real world.