Hero and Leander

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  • Hero In Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

    A hero is someone that puts everything important to them behind what’s important for everyone else. Ender fits this description with just his existence alone, his whole purpose is to become the savior of the human race. There is no real choice for him and despite his selflessness, he is not rewarded. His is given challenge after challenge to prove his worth. Then, to defeat the buggers. Ender’s Game, wrote by Orson Scott Card, is a book about leadership, trials, and overcoming said trials. Ender…

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  • Modern Day Hero's Journey Analysis

    A hero is a person that displays incredible virtues during times of strife. This can be observed in all classical works of literature, wherein the hero’s opposition is usually a monster or enemy that he must either overpower or outsmart by using his courage, strength and wit. Additionally, classical heroes are often fated/chosen by the gods, showing a clear divide between a hero and a normal person. While the definition of hero has not changed, the virtues required to be a hero have. Modern day…

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  • Theme Of Wisdom In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    In Andrew George’s “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the author depicts a deep and sincere friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. George portrays Gilgamesh as a powerful man of wisdom who is also a warrior and a builder. In my interpretation, wisdom not only includes knowledge delightful attributes of one’s own but also includes the ability to learn after experience. Here, Gilgamesh presents his wisdom by showing his intelligence, braveness, affectionate, and learn from a quest of immortality.…

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  • Character Analysis Of The Warrior's Daughter By Holly Bennett

    The Warrior’s Daughter by Holly Bennett is the story of Luaine, daughter of the most ruthless warrior in all of Ireland. When the accomplished Irish warrior, Cuchulain comes back from war barely alive, Luaine, his daughter steps toward a grown-up life dissimilar to anything she has envisioned previously. As she faces misfortune, double-crossing enduring and fear, Luaine must discover a quality that comes neither from the sword nor from her esteemed parentage, yet from her own particular brave…

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  • Batman Begins And The Epic Poed By Homer, The Odyssey

    The hero's journey is a general rubric that almost every hero’s story or epic follows. But although it is quite general, every story isn’t exactly the same. Different authors may approach the story a different way, and they may decide to totally catch the audience by surprise, completely going outside of the box. A few famous examples of stories or movies that follow the hero's journey would be the cinematography masterpiece directed by Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins, and the epic poem by…

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  • Examples Of Loyalty In Beowulf

    Staying loyal to your values and beliefs helps to face the challenges put in your way. Throughout the novel, Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel, the main character, Beowulf, understands this concept and uses it to help him through battles. As Beowulf takes on the challenge of fighting dangerous monsters, he undergoes many obstacles in his effort to rescue his peers. No one has been a match for these creatures until Beowulf came along and defeated them. He ensured to stay true to his word and…

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  • John Proctor A Tragic Hero

    John Proctor has his trials and tribulations just like every other person. However when it comes down to it, he will always make the right decision. He is truly a tragic hero he is the person we all strive to be. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, John Proctor is a farmer in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. He had an extramarital affair with Reverend Paris's niece Abigail Williams. She is also only 16, meaning that in the case of John and her havinh intimate relations she is underaged. Abigail,…

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  • Essay On The Fire In Beowulf

    In Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf, during the battle with the dragon, the dark and hellish diction used to describe the fire and the contrast in the language of Wiglaf’s dialogue from Beowulf’s used by the author suggest that God has moved from Beowulf and has given his grace to Wiglaf. As Beowulf approaches the dragon for battle, the author uses “Hard by the rock-face/ that hale veteran, a good man /who had gone repeatedly into combat and danger/ and come through saw a stone arch/ and a gushing stream…

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  • The Bravery And Powerful Leader In The Movie Hacksaw Ridge

    Desmond T. Doss’s bravery and heroism inspired so many people that the movie Hacksaw Ridge was made after his story of his own bravery, beliefs, and will to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. Desmond left his family and new fiancée to go and serve as an army medic. He put himself in harm's way without a rifle in his hand to protect himself due to his personal and religious beliefs. Desmond Doss shows how to be a true and successful leader. Numerous upon numerous lessons about leadership…

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  • Personal Identity In A Bridge To Wiseman's Cove By James Moloney

    In the novel, A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove by James Moloney, one of the characters experienced an amazing journey that changed his life and himself forever. This character is Carl Matt. During the novel, Carl a Matt is faced with many heat breaking experiences which allowed him to develop into an amazing person with many different layers. Carl deals with issues of neglect, family and identity and belonging. Throughout the novel the character of Carl Matt changes and develops massively, finally…

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