The Greek Morals And Values Of Theseus And Atalanta

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I chose the greek heroes Theseus and Atalanta to compare with thor and the black widow. I chose theseus and atalanta because they show similar morals and values as captain america and the black widow. In greek mythology theseus was a hero and looked up to because not only because he was strong and courageous but he was also intelligent and wise. Atalanta was seen as a hero in greek mythology because despite her being a female she was still an incredible athlete and when it came to hunting and athletic achievement she was equal to the men. Captain america is seen as a modern day hero for his not only because he was intelligent and wise but also seen as a hero because of his courageousness and selflessness. He has also risked his life on …show more content…
All in all heroes represent hope, and that’s the same for both the ancient world and the modern world. Is the ancient world it was morally acceptable to take justice into your own hands and behead people whereas nowadays it’s seen as completely barbaric but the reasoning behind it is the same reason they throw people in prison today, Justice. Although they had a different way of living back then and what is morally acceptable and what's not it still comes down to the fact that they all do heroic acts that outweigh their bad acts. Back in the ancient time you got the full story as to what happened and nowadays you don’t see any of the civilian casualties because they focus on the heroic act. Whether is be the ancient world or the modern day world heroes show that anyone can be heroic and they show that everyone has potential hidden within them. Heroes from all time inspire people and that’s part of the role of being a hero, inspiring and modelling behaviour in not only children but adults too. Heroes from all ages show the struggles you face but to a different and much larger extent by having life lessons hidden within the stories told. Heroes show that you don’t have to be extraordinary to do extraordinary things, you don’t have to end world hunger or create world peace to be a hero anyone can be a hero and that’s what heroes prove. A hero is selfless and courageous and wants to make a positive impact on the lives of many. Heroes don’t believe they’re above anyone and that’s what makes them heroes so yes i do think they have the same values and

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