The Greek gods are very impressive and powerful, but are not regarded as heroes. Heroes are those who despite flaws and challenges, attempt to mend theirs and other’s mistakes at great personal expense because they feel that these mistakes are immoral. Hercules, despite killing his family through mad rage sent by Hera, redeems himself through his ability to feel guilt and do something about it. To purify his actions he would even commit suicide. But it is also through the love of his people and immense selflessness that he is made the greatest Greek hero.
Heros are found throughout the books in history whether they be from old greek literature or modern day movies; But none of them are like the story of Hercules. Though the story in the disney movie differs from the actual original story there are some things that are relate to each other in some form or another. The archetype for Hercules the Myth can fit many characteristics of many archetypes. Wholly in just he is of the warrior archetype. “Go not back to Thebes.
During Hercules time period in mythology he has shown hero qualities. Hercules mindset was only focused on the positives "throughout his life Hercules had this perfect confidence that no matter who was against him he could never be defeated. " Hercules shows confidence because he's not thinking about getting hurt
Hercules the noble teen ? Or a murderer ? Hercules was known for being a hero in the movie, but a murderer in the Myth. Hercules shows that he is a hero through the task he completes in the movie and the Myth. The different archetypes show that Hercules is two different characters in the movie and the myth.
What exactly is a hero? That is one of the most complicated questions to answer. Many people have different answers. This is because the definition of a hero can be different to everybody. When someone thinks of a hero, an image pops into their head.
Hercules was the first man born a mortal and by the time he died, he was a god. The reason he was a good was because of all of the task he did, he had the strength of a good, he also had other traits that were as good patience, fortitude and endurance. Zeus was the last mortal son of Zeus. Hera was not happy that he had another child with someone else. When Hercules was just a toddler she tried killing him by slipping two snakes into his crib.
What Defines a Hero? Throughout history many different definitions of heroes have been present. Whether you look at how our culture defines a hero, how the epic poem, “The Odyssey,” defines a hero, how the Bible defines a hero, or how you define a hero. The word hero may mean something to one person but for another person it may mean something else.
A hero is typically someone who is respected for his or her remarkable achievements and assets. Most People define a hero as someone who does something incredible out of the virtuousness of his or her heart. In the “Odyssey,” written by Homer, Odysseus the main character would fit the definition of a hero. However, if you examine more closely, he does not fit the definition that most people think of a hero whatsoever. Odysseus does not do anything out of his heart.
The hero is one of the quintessential literary archetypes, found in nearly every work from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. Sometimes they are a paragon of human virtue, a shining and unattainable ideal. Sometimes they are broken and bitter. The latter's journeys assure us that even the most flawed person can better themselves, yet the standards we hold heroism to indicate society’s bias in our view of the ideal person. The classical traits of a hero are honesty and courage, and so a bias towards independence over obedience can be seen.
Everyone has a personal hero, most recent arguments have introduced ideas of celebrities being the new hero, and some have wondered who is considered heroes today. Being a hero these days doesn’t mean you are someone with special powers, or someone that has saved lives, but anyone can be labeled a hero. The word hero is often used by young kids naming someone they appreciate or wish to be such as famous singers, actors, and sport players. What is a hero to everyone, is that hero really a hero, and who is really considered to be a hero? Celebrities such as singers, actors, and models, what are they to the people of the unknown?