Essay on The Many Heroes of Our Day

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The Many Heroes Of our Day

Heroes, since the time they were first written and recorded heroes have been the ones to set the example and uphold the morals and beliefs of the people. There have been, in general, three key ages of heroes: Anglo-Saxon Age, Middle age, and Modern age. They all have changed throughout time to fit the ways of the culture in each of their time period. The different characters that were written about, all went through different journeys and different quests according to what was considered "entertainment" during that age, but all kept the same basic morals, no matter the age.
In the Anglo-Saxon age, the heroes were out for fame and glory; they wanted nothing more but to be remembered in fame, fortune, and their
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"Some women said that women wanted wealth and treasure, "honor," said some, and some "jollity and pleasure,"" (Wife of Bath's tale pg. 158 lines 101-102). The women even in these stories supported the ideas of the knights in that they knights wanted women so women wanted everything knights had. The knights still upheld saving people from danger but they had a new found lust for women. The knight's new motive for their quest was to then be loved by the opposite sex.
In the modern times, the heroes changed in that now not just males are heroes that are considered knights and are out to save a king, but women, children …etc are doing heroic task for the good of all mankind, but also in some cases, for the love of another. "The story of Superman's origin parallels that of other cultural heroes and religious figures who were spirited away as infants from places where they were in danger," (superman Information). Super man would save infants from danger. The simple people were being protected now, not just big town and cities. "In the original Superman comics (1940s to 1985), Superman disguised himself as mild mannered Clark Kent," (Superman Information). The character now was being portrayed as an everyday person. It was no longer the "knight" or divinely appointed person, but simple everyday people. The modern day is up for anything and anyone can be anything.
No matter the time they were created, all heroes upheld the same honor and integrity, setting good

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