V. The man behind the mask, the father figure, and the killer is now gone but he never revealed a face of full heroism or villainy features. Being a hero, vigilante, or villain helps enhance the view on a specific character. In the comic book, “V for Vendetta”, the character V constructs events in the story that describe neither heroism or villainy features, which helps creates the thought of him becoming a vigilante. With the idea of V being a vigilante, it helps highlight the event of V holding Evey in jail and him helping the citizens escape Norsefire.
In the play “The Crucible”, we have a great example of a tragic hero as a main character. A tragic hero is a main character of great or noble standing that has a tragic flaw will lead to their demise.
Morgan Sansone Ms. Kapfer ELA 10, Period 5 16 February 2018 A Hero Rising Louis was bullied, it caused him to do many terrible acts. Louis stole beer, was chased by police, and known for getting into fights. His brother encouraged him to join the track team to keep Louis out of trouble. Louis became
In Denis Tedlocks, Popol Vuh, the specific features of heroism expressed in the story are Knowledge, and intellect, which prove to be significantly more important then gaining glory through physical courage and strength. The two main characters, Xbalanque and Hunaphu are the children of One and Seven Hunaphu who end up dying through their defeat by the lords of Xibalba named One and Seven Death. Xbalanque and Hunaphu then use deceitful actions in order to attain their ideal goal of defeating One and Seven Death. Xbalanque and Hunaphu are the protagonists who use their intellect in the internal battle which enable them to achieve what they are striving for. This format of the hero’s journey portrayed by Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s
Heroes have achieved many feats that support the belief of a greater good and expressing valor and selflessness through the ages. There are fictional or real life accounts that have recognized these men and women for their vigor and marked them as heroes due to their events of success and motives of committing the heroic deeds. Yet there are copious amounts of people who have sacrifice themselves for a greater good but they have been lost through time even if their actions were prosperous or doomed in the end with a valiant purpose. They are unsung heroes who committed the actions based on their inner fire of what is right or honorable or rather than the fame they hope to achieve from those acts. The world or a populous may not know of their actions, but the actions and beliefs of an individual or group can entitle them of being hero-like without the necessity of recognition and success. They have lost their lives or a part of themselves to a cause based on righteousness rather than self-gain. They presented selfless heroism rather than the the intention to receive praise from the victories. Sacrifice contributes more to Heroism because the individual invested his or her own determination, valor and accepting the opportunity to risk their self-health (physical or psychological) based on great intentions rather than reaping the accolades of committing good deeds.
Tragedy, like comedy, is in the eyes of the beholder and what makes a particular fictional character more tragic than another can be argued until the end of time. However, despite this, it seems that an undeniable part of what makes a character tragic is their ability to save themselves from their predicament but, for whatever reason, refuse to do so, thus damning themselves to their wretched fate. Likewise, the more obvious this ability, the more control that a character has over their fate, the more tragic their eventual downfall. Moreover, coupled with the preventable nature of the character’s tragic fate, is this fate’s unpredictability, which causes the audience to, even until the very end, have hope that the tragic character will triumph over their predicament. Furthermore, this is all merged with the ultimate insignificance of the tragic character’s demise and how, despite all their struggles, they are eventually rendered wholly irrelevant and forgotten. Hence, the most tragic of the three protagonists studied is Jay Gatsby because his final fate, compared to that of Willy Loman’s or Macbeth’s is the most unpredictable, had the least impact on society, and, ultimately, was the most avoidable.
“If we lived in an absolute perfect world, we wouldn’t need heroes” (Madison Wilkerson-Freeman). Even though some may think this is a perfect world, it really is not. A hero will fix the problem to make it ‘better’. But why do heroes exist? What is exactly a hero supposed to
While most of society define heroism as a person who saves lives, people with heroism show bravery and opposition to society or its laws. In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, King Creon defies his society’s laws for his own self pride while in Voltaire’s novel Candide, a young boy breaks his uncle’s rule to fulfill his desires. Both characters challenge their society’s laws and take a stand against the flawed principles; however, should people consider Creon and Candide as heroes? Individuals do not have an obligation to challenge laws due to the fact that it leads to multiple deaths and the suffering of themselves or of others.
“In sorting out my feelings and beliefs, there is, however, one piece of moral ground of which I am absolutely certain: if I were to be murdered I would not want my murderer executed. I would not want my death avenged. Especially by government--which can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill.” ― Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate. Sister Helen Prejean should be considered hero because she visited and ministered to people on death roge, she helped some of them believe in something greater than them. She is a hero also because she wrote books on her experiences in the prisons and how some men were innocent. No matter what happened to her she stuck with her faith and never stopped helping the people she felt needed it.
The film Scarface was released in 1983 as a modern remake of the 1932 film of the same name. Directed by Brian De Palma, It tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana and his rise to power through criminal action. Tony arrives in Miami during the Mariel boat lift of 1980, already having been labeled a criminal he starts doing favors before he even has his freedom in America. After his criminal heroics are recognized by his boss, Tony has the ticket he needs to carve out his own empire built on drugs and extortion. Eventually Tony becomes addicted to the very drugs he sells and becomes too bold in his ways, prompting his demise in one of the most famous gangster movie scenes ever. Scarface had many of the traditional elements of an American
Not to mention, Jean Valjean was really brave with a lot of his action throughout the book. He did not care if he was in danger for his actions, he was content with whatever the outcome was. If everyone was brave, everyone would look out for one another. Being brave in a society is advantageous because, it proves how much people care for one another.
In “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”, the author explores a variety of myths and elucidates the fundamental structure that most of them share. In most cases, the heroes adopt the true picture of heroism, where the heroic personalities make painful personal sacrifices in order to save situations that are dear to them. In addition, most heroic figure appears humbled by the respect accorded to them by the society and always acts in a selfless manner to defend the society. However, there are a few instances when the heroes assume a status way above average humans and using that status to hoard all the social benefits for themselves. This is the argument that Joseph Campbell puts forward regarding Minotaur, the tyrant monster. According to literature, Minotaur was a monster that had quite intimidating body, half of it man and half of it a bull. The monster basically personified ego unlike typical monsters that showed humility and self annihilation. The only food that the monster ate was human flesh and none of the strongest heroes would dare challenge him. It is the reason why fourteen children would be sent to it every year from Greece to the Island of Crete, where it lived. The people believed that this was the only way to prevent the society from experiencing some of the worst calamities.
Victor Hugo wrote a captivating novel in the early 1860’s that still mesmerizes audiences of young and old. It not only keeps the reader asking for more with its intrinsic love story, but shows the not-so-beautiful side of the post French Revolution era. When Victor Hugo was writing Les Miserables he wanted the audience to note the flawed justice system, and how law was point-blank. Javert the Inspector exemplified how the law was much more than his black and white philosophy. Despite that Javert was the most unwavering character as he never strayed from his moral compass. Javert embodied this trait in the novel by becoming a gendarme even with his trials and tribulations, using Jean Valjean as his compass, and staying true to himself.
Life is often interpreted by many as having meaning or purpose. For people who are like Meursault, the anti-hero protagonist of Albert Camus' The Stranger, written in 1942, the world is completely without either. Camus' story explores the world through the eyes of Meursault, who is quite literally
Heroism makes society a better place. It also shows heros care for others shown in sociocentrism instead of being egocentric. This means that a hero is more concerned about others instead of having egocentrism and only caring for their own wants. Heroes tone down the evil in the world by being taking more action and caring for other people instead of themselves.