`` No Hero ' By John Green Essay example

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No hero’s story is complete without a villain’s contribution. From the time we are but little children, our parents began to tell us of the adventures of countless heroes determined to defeat their enemies so that good may once again triumph over evil. In these first stories the villain is typically defeated rather easily by our brave champion. As we grow older, however, the face of evil becomes much more powerful and may even win a battle or two before ultimately losing the war against the forces of good. But what if there existed a villain that, when in its strongest form, was so powerful that our hero only fought to keep it from winning at that moment, knowing good and well that he/she would inevitably succumb to its superior strength. In The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, such a villain is on a mission to take the life of every child and teenager it has already had the pleasure to plague. The story begins in a way that would have us believe the villain is losing the war, but alas, things always change before the ending of a tale. Having been miraculously defeated, the mass-murderer known as cancer must retreat in weakness so that it can quietly regain strength, waiting patiently until a surprise attack can give it the power to send it on its path to an ultimate victory. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, one learns that Lord Voldemort mysteriously fails to kill baby Harry after having successfully murdered both of his parents…

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