Something else that makes Winston a hero is how lone he held out under the torture, and even more admirable Winston joined the resistance knowing that this was his fate and doing it anyway. Yet as they say heroes are not born, they are made, and it must be understood that the events leading up to that point. In the beginning Winston is no hero, he seems to be like many people today. Faceless, not revealing any feelings to speak of and just doing what everyone else is doing. However, what is most interesting is that his actual desires and beliefs are not revealed until the middle of the novel.
Odysseus is not parallel to any set of villains or even a single villain. He just winds up in complicated circumstances where he suffers the wrath of Poseidon for killing his son, Cyclops in the attempt to escape. He uses one of his similarities with Batman; ingenuity, by telling Cyclops his name is Nobody. By doing so, when Cyclops calls for help, everyone in the surrounding area would ridicule him, for instance on page 224 line 455 when Cyclops yelled, ‘Nobody’s killing me now by fraud and not by force!’ Batman is faced with numerous trials, but still persists in his goal of fairness for all. Similarly, Odysseus just wants to return to his island home, but still treats his obstacles with as much as respect as possible.
There are many types of heroes. As J.S. Morin states in his article “7 types of heroes” there is the perfect hero, the misfit, the grizzled old-timer, the everyman, the anti-hero, the prodigy, and the un-hero. The perfect hero is that who portrays everything good about humanity and possesses great courage, skills, bravery, etc. The misfit is the one who everyone least expect, be it because of appearance or that he is a social outcast.
Superman; the all-American hero who has lasted for over three quarters of a century (Impact of Superman). It’s nearly impossible for a comic book character to exist that long and not change, and Superman is no exception. In fact, from sporting a mullet to fighting Nazis, he changes a lot. These changes may seem random at times, but they make sense when put under this lens; Superman is just mirroring America. Superman comics have changed to reflect society most notably during Great Depression, WWII, and The Vietnam War.
Whenever people think about hero, oftenly, they will think of soldiers, firefighters or some fictional character like superman and batman. Hero is someone who is noble, and worth people pay respect of. In other words, the word hero and victim are hardly mentioned together. However, in Stephen King’s novel, “Misery”, the character Paul is not only a victim but a truly hero to himself and also to many readers. He escapes from Annie Wilkes, the devil figure, fully based on himself as he is completely isolated from other people.
Before I explain, I would just like to say that this story is pro-Greaser, anti-Soc. In other words, this story casts a bad light on the Socs, and convey the Greasers to be the "good guys". I'm sure if this book was written to convey the Socs as the "good guys", it could be done, and everyone would be sitting here writing about why Bob is a hero. Anyway, I believe Ponyboy is a hero because first of all, he makes a positive impact on all the Greasers lives, expect for Steve's, who dislikes him. Even Dally cares about him, which is seen when Dally goes out of his way to help him and Johnny.
Beowulf Versus Modern Heroes of Various Backgrounds By Ibrahim Khalifa The titular character in Beowulf, likely written by “a single poet who was a Christian”, has similarities and differences with modern heroes (37). While heroes centuries back typically just had battle skills and intelligence as their main powers, more and more heroes in modern times are getting new powers. Many of these powers are supernatural too, since this is what is needed to even the playing field between wealthy people and middle class/poor people. In addition, heroes like Beowulf listen to authority while many modern heroes refuse to follow anyone’s rules, even working outside the law if needed. Heroes have always used their powers to help people, they live by codes of honor, and they usually win.
They share their heroic traits and undergo the process of the heroic journey while they differ in their own goals and realistic heroes do not possess any superpower compared to fictional heroes. Yet no matter how literature portrays a hero - whether they use their intelligent brain or abnormal forces, every hero qualifies in every single way to become the role model of
Heroism in "Harrison Bergeron" The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hero as someone "admired for achievements and noble qualities". The story "Harrison Bergeron" has no hero. Though some characters do display small glimpses of hero-like qualities, they either have a dishonorable past or do something in the moment that prevents them from maintaining a hero status through the story. For them, admiration is unattainable; they have no integrity. At first glance of the story, it can be easy to mistake Harrison himself as the breakaway hero.
Bradbury’s writing style was heavily influenced by important writers, all of whom increased his skill and fortitude. Bradbury’s writing is unique in a way unlike any other science fiction, one reason being that he does not consider his writing to be science fiction. His unique writing style gives Bradbury something to stand out starkly against other authors of this genre. Bradbury depicts a scary future in most of his stories, in an effort to prevent them from happening- something that requires a superior writing ability. Bradbury’s stories depicted futures taking place near right now, some as soon as 2026.
What makes someone a hero? The dictionary defines a hero as “a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model.” In the book, A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah’s life of living in fear and the uncertainty of whether or not he would have food to eat and also survive the night is something that no one should have to experience. In my opinion, if Ishmael were to look up to a superhero and a hero, then he would look up to Batman and Rosa Parks. Both of these heroes overcome the impossible and work to make the world a better place. Batman is a superhero because he fights crime and makes the world a better place.