The Twelve Labors: Is Hercules A Hero?

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I think Hercules is a hero for very many reasons. He has incredible bravery and strength, but that is not the only qualities of a hero. Throughout his life, he struggled with self-control and was not the most intelligent person. What affected his lifestyle the most was his trouble with self-control. After being taunted by Hera several times, the frustration eventually built up and he killed his wife and children out of anger. When he finally got ahold of his life and shook off all the anger, he was extremely disappointed about what he had done. So he prayed to Apollo for guidance. Apollo then answered and told him that he would have to accomplish 12 difficult tasks, also known as The Twelve Labors. The tasks included killing, capturing, and

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