Based on the article “The Thematic Paradigm” by Robert B. Ray, there are two kinds of heroes that are America’s favorite. The official hero and the outlaw hero and, both heroes have mirrored the American significance in many ways. The official hero is the one who behaves within the law. The official hero includes the law in their tasks and, helps create new laws for the future. The outlaw hero is the type of hero who takes matter into their own hands. The fictional superheroes Superman and Batman are two classical examples that are in accordance to Ray 's meaning of an official hero and an outlaw hero. The Thematic Paradigm makes it simple to understand the characteristics Americans look for in their heroes, Superman as the official and Batman
To provide absolute trust and loyalty to people can be considered a fault or a virtue. During Ulysses S. Grant’s presidency this was considered a fault for him, because so many people that Grant trusted betrayed him and almost ruined the nation. Grant had to deal with corruption in his cabinet, the negative influence of people who were thought to be his friend, and scandals like the Black Friday scandal. Due to the 1869 Black Friday scandal, Ulysses S. Grant’s attitude towards like would never be the same, because not only was he personally associated with the people that were involved in this scandal, the Black Friday scandal almost destroyed the U.S. economy.
On January 28th 1986, the world experienced one of its most horrific tragedies. NASA was launching a shuttle mission. The shuttle was named the Challenger. The shuttle had seven crew members, including Christa McAuliffe who would have been the first teacher in space. Just seventy three seconds into the mission however the Challenger exploded 45,000 feet in the air, killing all seven of its crew members (Vaughn 13). After this explosion many investigations began to try to figure out the reason for the explosion. In the end, the results stated that there were a variety of factors. There was a fault in one of the parts of the rocket called the O-ring that could not work properly
As we slowly took steps over to our seats my fight or flight instinct kicked in. Should I have just run straight out the exit? The next thing I knew I was sitting in the heavily secured seat, getting strapped in and ready for lift-off. The seat hugged my body just as a boa constrictor does to its prey in the wild. The ride was now all set to go. The operator then repeated the same facts as he did the last group. “You will first take a 30 second ride up to the top of the 230 tower. Then, suspended at the top, you will be dropped at speeds of 70 miles per hour. Enjoy you ride on the Superman: Tower of Power!” The ride then roared to life as we slowly began the climb to the top of the
The term superhero is by Merriam-Webster definition a figure character who has incredible powers. There is no one particular type of superhero they come in all forms; short, tall, big or little history proves that physical appearance is what makes the hero super. All the duties performed by these characters shows how the impactful the role they play is and giving a reason for why they are super. Superheroes date back for many years, and people began their fantasies over superheroes in the comic books. People have always looked to them as an escape from reality during World War II. These were very hard times for everyone dealing with all the conflict across the world “…Superman became someone whom an average American male could identify with.”(Aro
Blue Skin of the Sea takes place on The Big Island of Hawaii during 1953-1966. The story focuses on a boy named Sonny Mendoza who lost his mother when he was born. His father is always gone because of his job being a fisherman. Sonny stays with his Aunty Pearl and his cousin Keo which he is somewhat of a bully. The stories in this book show Sonny grow up as he has to face several different challenges. This book is written by Graham Salisbury and is a historical fiction book because of its events.
In this conversation, the police not only frequently use fillers such as um,well, and you know what sir but also pose pauses and gaps in her speech. As mentioned earlier, due to her position as someone answering the questions and limited availability to access to the information,her reaction to the topic of the conversation is passive and she has a limited range of information to provide on the topic. Moreover, she uses a more formal and polite form of speech as she frequently uses words like sir and may I~. Her use of the frequent fillers and polite form of speech reflect her position with less power and limited availability to provide the information in the
The author of The “Scarlet Ibis”, James Hurst, symbolizes Doodle with the scarlet ibis in a number of different ways. To begin, when describing the looks of the scarlet ibis, the author writes, “At that moment the bird began to flutter, but the wings were uncoordinated, and amid much flapping and a spray of flying feathers, it tumbled down, bumping through the limbs of the bleeding tree and landing at our feet with a thud.” With this description, the reader pictures the bird limp and lifeless on the ground in a mangled heap. The bird bleeds as it falls out of the tree, as it helplessly descends from the branch. The author describes Doodle in much the same way, and he uses some of the same words to do so when he writes, “Limply, he fell backwards onto the earth. He
“So...what do you want to ride?”, Patrick asked with a grin. “Whatever you want to ride that’s reasonable.”, I replied swiftly. He looked around and was considering what I had said. “Maybe?...”, he was thinking aloud and then his voice trailed off and ended with a dissatisfied hum. He finally made a decision and we headed in that direction. The cool wind was blowing gently making my ponytail swirl around my head and get stuck to my pink grapefruit lip gloss.
When I walked into Six Flags I could hear the music from the carousel playing, and smell the popcorn, and nachos. The people there with us we 're Kara, Kathy, Lisa Jorgensen, Natalie Digllier, Copper, Payton Makena and their mom. Some of them asked me if I wanted to go on the ride called the Raging bull but I said no because I was scared and then went on a different ride instead. I had to choose to overcome my fear or not let fear control me.
Kb is doing a little over the speed limit and speeds past a red light. He know he did this but he was overdosed on some medication that his doctor previously gave him. Then within a few seconds Kb noticed through his driver side mirror that state trooper number 73 flashed his lights. He Would 've never thought he would get pulled over but he did. He saw the light and refused to stop, He forgot he only can go a certain speed because his transmission was going bad, After a few more feet his 2013 Chevrolet Equinox stopped. The trooper got out his car and asked for his license and registration. While her reached in his arm rest he pulled out his black wallet and the officer pulled out his gun and shot Kb 1 time in the shoulder. The trooper noticed
Gifted with incredible endurance and super strength, the ability of flight, and an impeccable moral compass, Superman is the quintessential superhero that Americans of all ages have admired and looked up to since his conception in 1938. In Brad Bird’s 1999 feature animation The Iron Giant, the fifty-foot metal protagonist is no exception. Hiding out in a barn, he peers at an issue of the Superman comic book like an amused child with his eyes wide and mouth agape. His closest human companion, nine-year old Hogarth, sits before the giant and explains to him, “Sure, he’s famous now, but he started off just like you! Crash landed on Earth…he only uses his powers for good, never for evil.” As Hogarth places the comic book down among the others spread across the ground, the Iron Giant’s eyes dart to the cover of Atomo—a giant “metal menace. The cover depicts a fifty-foot tall metal monster with lasers beaming from its eyes, vaporizing an entire village and killing all its people. The Iron Giant looks at the cover with horror, recognizing his physical resemblance to Atomo as if he were looking into a broken mirror. Hogarth tries to
Eric Devers, who is a state trooper in Ohio, is now being called a hero. He saved the life of a truck driver. The whole ordeal was captured on video. You can hear Eric repeatedly saying, "Keep breathing." He also said, "Don 't You Die." The driver, whose name is John Depue, crashed his truck into an embankment. John was taking low, gasping breaths, and his eyes were halfway closed when Eric approached him. He then stopped breathing, and his eyes rolled to the back of his head.
When Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, explicitly states,”A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself,” he represents the significance of the unreplicable impact of Superheroes in our lives and the irresistible power of bravery a hero has. Even though we are highly influenced from the qualities of our superheroes, we neglect the acknowledgment of the advancement of developing these qualities. Heroes like Theseus, obtain their considerable success by the use of his or her determination, and they alter our determination to be our better selves. Because of their exhilarating but successful feats, Superheroes inspire us to improve on ourselves by supplying us hope during helpless times, and educating us about the right and wrong.
Tyler Harding is a 17 year old, blue eyed boy living the high life as the star quarterback of the Ravens football team. Tyler lives in Florida with his adopted mom, dad, and brother Hayden. Tyler goes to Hollywood Hills High School in Hollywood, Florida. He lives a pretty normal life, but he has something unusual about him, he was born with a snake tattoo on his back that causes him pain everyday. His adopted mother realized the tattoo caused him pain when he was about two weeks old. His parents found out his tattoo heals people when he was four months old and his mom was robbed and shot, he healed her wound just by a touch with his tattoo. Although this power is unbelievable, his parents want Tyler to hide it.