High school is a life changing experience for everyone. Teens mature and deal with situations that they may not have had to deal with before they entered it. The movies Clueless and Mean Girls are based on two different high schools with similar problems the teen girls face. Although the two films are taken place in different decades and portray a different aspect of what it’s like to be in high school; they both have a similar life lesson. The 90s classic, “Clueless” is a movie about a teenage girl, Cher Horowitz, who is popular, pretty, caring, wealthy, and an air head.
One reason Odysseus’s heroic claim is strong in the smallest bit is the fact that he went to war for his country. The only point of this that is not heroic is the fact that the coward faked insanity to avoid joining the fight. Superman has dedicated his entire life to saving innocent lives, and has never tried to get out of a fight to save humanity. An example of this was when Superman sacrificed himself to save the world from one of Lex Luthor’s creations in the movie Batman v. Superman. As Superman stabbed the monstrosity in the heart, the mutant stabbed him in his own heart, killing them both instantly.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 political satire commentary on the Cold War. The film is built around the actions of the delusion Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, who is convinced of an “international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.” Ripper’s highly unlikely theory leads him to command his B-52’s to drop hydrogen bombs on the U.S.S.R. by initiating Wing Attack Plan R, designed to be issued by a military official if a sneak attack were to wipe out Washington officials. It is only after Ripper puts his military base on lockdown that other government officials realize what’s going on, but by then it’s too late. Upon discovering that there are thermonuclear weapons en route to the Soviet Union,
In Illuminae, the main character Kady flees her planet after it is invaded in the year 2575 with her ex-boyfriend Ezra and boards a refugee ship, where she encounters many obstacles. These include a war between two rival megacorporations, a conscious and sometimes deceitful AI, and biological warfare in the form of a plague manufactured by BeiTech Industries, the enemy megacorporation. The authors, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, use Kady’s Hero’s Journey to develop the plot and show Kady’s growth. In particular, they use Crossing the Threshold when Kady and Ezra escape their planet and Tests, Allies, and Enemies when they meet and overcome the challenges mentioned above. Kady helps Ezra get on a refugee ship, the Hypatia, after BeiTech
For Beowulf, the news of Grendel is hard to ignore, so he comes to Heorot to kill Grendel. Foster, an expert on all things literature says, “... Someone tells our protagonist, our hero, who need not look very heroic, to go somewhere and do something” (Foster 3). As soon as Beowulf hears about the thirty men that Grendel killed and the abandoned mead hall, he makes it his mission to kill the evil monster. This fight between Beowulf and Grendel is a hand to hand battle, showing the pure,brute strength of Beowulf.
Devorah Banks is a senior in highschool who doesn't have her life together. Things started to fall apart after she broke up with her boyfriend Bryan Sanderson. Since Devi was so occupied with her relationship she loses interest in her family,friends and even school work. Without Bryan she felt that she had no one and nothing. At first Devi can come off as selfish, demanding and even boring but later on it's revealed that she is persistent and determined to change her life for better.
Like superheroes in movies, Beowulf had a vicious opponent. The hero's goal is to defeat this villain whether it is to save their village or the entire world. Battling terror is a common theme when thinking about heroes. "On an ice-cold sea, whirled in sorrow,
Beowulf is the strongest of the Geats. He also is a monster hunter who seeks out and destroys any monster he can find. Beowulf exemplifies selflessness. For instance, when first hearing of Grendel wreaking havoc on the Danes, Beowulf quickly responds by getting ready to ship to Hrothgar to help him and his people out. Achilles is the strongest warrior of the Greeks during the Trojan of the Greeks against the people of Troy.
Along with being egotistical, she is also an irritable woman who is bitter because her dreams of being a movie star were shattered by her repressive mother. Being on a secluded farm with an overprotective and violent husband is her worst nightmare. She craves the spotlight and attention, but nobody will dare speak to her in fear of her husband. Without people telling her how perfect she is, she becomes violent and threatens people, specifically Crooks. She threatens him with lynching because he is the only Negro on the farm.