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    happy ending. Other stories begin with untroubled people living bucolic lives, but are made heroes through the hardships they have faced and survived. Of course, no one is simply born a hero. Every knight in shining armor has a backstory, a childhood, which lead to them taking on the responsibility of slaying the dragon. And, within the backstories are the characters that are seen as the ones who set the heroes on their journeys down yellow brick roads and through galaxies. Both the courageous and those

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    cannot have one hero, one person to be grateful for, one person who has provided protection or one person who has helped improve it. It is impossible for America to be grateful for only one person when America was built by thousands if not millions. Heroes are not the ones with superpowers, capes, or fame. None of these things are required to be a hero and neither of them are what make a hero. A hero is someone considerate, brave, honest, and above all selfless. America does not have one hero it is

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    American soldier Ambrose Bierce once said, "Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding." Logical reasoning is crucial for maintaining order and making good choices. This is displayed in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, in which a group of British schoolboys is stranded on a deserted island and must learn to fend for themselves to ensure survival. Ralph uses logos to make sensible decisions that benefit

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    Willa Cather, a famous author, once said about life that there are only really two or three human stories. Not only is there a very meager amount of stories to be told, but they have been repeated over and over again as if they were new each and every time. Cather’s remarks can be interpreted many different ways with different variations of the meaning being possible. However, when you break down most types of stories they can fall into the same categories of stories. There is really only two possible

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    An old man sat by a campfire up in the Sierra Nevadas. The flames flickered in the frosty air as countless stars appeared in the night sky. The ancient pine smell wafted through the air casting a rich aroma. His only companion was his border collie who snuggled by his feet by the warmth of the fire. Silence filled the crisp, night air as both man and dog lay deep in thought. Their minds wandered through their many memories, both good and bad. Finally, in a weathered voice, the man whispered to his

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    In our lives, there is, whether we realize it or not, over a million different pivotal moments that lead to different things. At a young age, there is the fine line between becoming an introvert or an extrovert- living our lives in extravagance or happily alone. For Esther Greenwood, her pivotal moment led her to the act of conforming for society, hiding behind the title of magazine editor while contemplating suicide within. In her novel The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath explores the ideas of conformity

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    The Hero of Paradise Lost Who is the hero ? The reader of Paradise Lost always wondering about this issue . The author , John Milton did not represent the hero directly . For this reason , it appeared that Paradise Lost does not have a specific hero . There is more than one important character who may be the hero of this epic poem such as Satan , Adam and Eve . Satan is a Head of the rebellious angels who have fallen from Heaven . Adam is the first human , the father of our race , he

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    Heroes As A Hero

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    When people think of a hero, a tall buff male with supernatural strength who beats up villains comes to mind. But not all heroes are like that. Superman, Mahatma Gandhi, Veronika Scott, and Ponyboy Curtis are all heroes. Superman is the only hero that fits that category. Superman is an archetypical hero, a hero in books and movies that fights villains with supernatural powers. Mahatma Gandhi is a historical hero, a hero that made a huge impact in the past to better the world by breaking unfair laws

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    Heroes In Persepolis

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    Persepolis: Do Heroes Always Exist? Growing up, heroes are an important aspect of everyone's lives, yet as one gets older those heroes are stripped from the adult and disappear as a result of growth and oppression. In the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the protagonist, Marji, faces many challenging events as a result of the Iranian Revolution. Marji has a very bold idea of what she considers a hero; in her eyes a hero is someone who has seen torture or was tortured, yet in her younger

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    Heroes In The Odyssey

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    Throughout our lives, there will be people we think of as “heroes.” We look up to them and aspire to somehow become the type of person that they are. Some people say that their parents are their heroes and some say athletes are theirs, so therefore, I pose the question: what makes a hero a hero? The Oxford Dictionary defines a hero as “a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” which is quite possibly the truth, but I believe there is more into

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    Greek mythological heroes, and Roman mythological heroes share similar trades, however are different in many ways. These similarities and differences can be identified when looking at the means for the creation of a hero, and a hero’s life. This essay will discuse the similarities and differences in Roman and Greek heroes by anylysing the primary and secondary sources they feuture in respectively. Firstly will context be given, secondly the secondary sources in which the heroes feature, and lastly

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    impression that manly men are needed to protect our nation/women. After 9/11, America needed heroes, someone to look to for inspiration. As 9/11 played over and over on television for weeks after, America found that the first responders were the heroes they were looking for. This “strong” men who risked their lives to save others was where Americans placed their admiration. However, in order to think of these men as “heroes”, Americans had to forget that many of them died on that day as well as thousands

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    Heroes In The Outsiders

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    What is a hero ? A hero is someone who cares for other people. For example, In the book The Outsiders there are three really young brave kids. Their names are Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally. These three kids were heroes because they risked their lives for kids in a burning church. They are brave, strong, courageous and put others before themselves. First off, they are brave because they went inside of a burning church to save little kids. When Ponyboy heard the kids screaming inside he knew right away

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    Heroes In Literature

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    TKAM/ Scrappy Little Nobody Heroes of Literature Imagine an idyllic superhero. What superpower ability will they have? Think about the best power imaginable; it doesn't matter. While heightened strength will be helpful, a hero is made by actions. Famous superheroes such as Superman and The Flash wouldn’t be considered heroes because their abilities; they are heroes because of their strong displays of compassion and sacrifice made. True heroes are compassionate and make sacrifices. Just

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    Heroes In Fearless

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    There were many heroes in Fearless. Adam, Kelly, and more helped to change each other 's lives for the better. They helped to pull each other up. Adam would not have achieved what he did without the many heroes supporting him. Adam Brown and almost everyone he knew is a hero. Each of them helped one another overcome their own battles and obstacles during Adam 's life. The main hero that the story is most up-front with is Adam. Adam became a symbol for people and for many more, a reason to fight.

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    Most types of literature often include a realistic or fictional hero. There are many similarities and differences with how these heroes are portrayed in stories. Involvement in some sort of community is always an aspect of stories including a realistic or fictional hero. Realistic heroes are in places with people who have different personalities and strengths. Fictional heroes are places with people that have similar traits or abilities but the hero’s traits and abilities stand out. The differences between

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    Heroes In Beowulf

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    Bernard Evslin’s Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths and Burton Raffel’s Beowulf provide the reader with heroes who are morally questionable. In a typical myth, the hero of the story often makes many ambiguous choices that seem admirable on the surface, but develop in an unsettling manner. The hero is generally guided to an adventure and along the way commits many sins of goodness. Oftentimes, these heroes will never be able to overcome their obstacles; and therefore become fundamentally

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    Heroes are role models and have a great influence on individuals We are living in a diverse and opportunistic society today, heroes have become role models for the specific reason in the way which we think. Consequently, Many people become mad fans of their heroes and they even think heroes are always capable. However,people’s reaction and mind are literally affected by heroes. I am strongly against people who have heroes as their role model, because it is dangerous if people blind worship

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    Modern Day Heroes

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    characteristics normally attributed to heroes. However, there are two kinds of heroes, the classical heroes and the modern heroes. Classical heroes are the old ones, the ones that are first seen in the Greek mythology, like Perseus, Theseus, and Odysseus. Modern heroes are seen in Marvel’s films or DC Comics films for example, like superman, ironman, and the Flash. The Flash represents a modern-day hero because of his characteristics and following the hero’s journey. Classical heroes and the modern ones have some

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    Jay Gatsby, and Harry Potter. All of these character have something in common, all of them are heroes. Heroes are common in many literary works. They help portray messages and feelings in ways the reader would understand. There are three main archetypes of heroes. “These heroic archetypes pop up all over Western Lit. They are: Stereotypical/Classical Heroes, Everyday/Everyman Heroes, and Anti/Un Heroes” (Bunting). Each type of hero is used for certain reasons; not all stories use the anti-hero and

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