When you see the name Ellen DeGeneres, you automatically know who she is. She isn't brand new or fresh content. In fact, she has been around for quite some time now. From being in multiple T.V. shows to giving away thousands of dollars to charities and campaigns, she is a very generous person. Her early life might shock you, and might even have you thinking how she even made it to the big screen. Imagine a world without her and all the amazing things she has done never impacted anyone. Well, that's a good thing it's not reality.
Tragic heros have to start out as a success, making them a ‘hero’ and they usually have some sort of outstanding quality or greatness. Then, they experience a downfall and that could be associated with a flaw that this person has, giving them the ‘tragic’ characteristic. At the end of it all, the downfall will have had a huge impact, not only on the ‘tragic hero’ but the people around them. Britney Spears is a perfect example of a tragic hero. She started becoming famous at the very young age of 11. After this, her popularity was already very high, so she decided to release her first album. She truly was a huge celebrity. Then in 2007 things started to go downhill for her. She started doing things she was not proud of until it pushed her to
Ellen Degeneres impacted lgbt rights through risking her career to come out to everyone. After Ellen came out she decided now she could help more people
She encouraged people to be on her side, to march for equality, and to believe in fairness and love. She asked people to join her and to give her the fair, same rights that everybody else has, so it can be a wonderful world. After being targeted by a conservative Christian pastor, Ellen spoke out on her show.
Ellen Pompeo inspires me, and I’m sure many other people, to just be an overall better person. She is a great influence, showing that you can be an adult, but still be a kid. She is one of the most amazing people on the universe, she cares about people, animals, situations, and the planet more than anything, and the world needs more of that!
What do you think of when you think of a hero? According to the Oxford dictionary, a hero is a person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Heroes are especially popular in Greek myths and legends. Most showed generous behavior, even if it was not obvious until the lesson was learned. Oprah Winfrey is one of the most generous people of our time. I believe Oprah Winfrey is a hero because she uses her past experiences to inform, support, and help others, uses her money, fame, and time to help people, and shows incredible emotional and spiritual strength.
What is the definition of a hero? When you hear the word “hero” you may think of Superman or Captain America. I believe that this is incorrect thinking. Heroes don’t need to be big and muscular and famous. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “hero” as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”. One figure in my life that I believe meet those qualifications is Mrs. Wendy Hornik. She has helped me on my way to becoming what I’ve always wanted to be since I could read, a writer. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for her guidance and support. Mrs. Hornik has also given me remarkable advice. She once told me when I was faced with a difficult writing assignment for an advanced literature course to
Ellen set the bar for overcoming racism. Through Ellen dismantling the mindset of racism set before her, the statement “this is how my parents raised me” is never an acceptable torch to carry. Ellen proves that by being teachable and willing to learn from life experiences anyone can relinquish this unfortunate way of thinking. Ellen never
Ellen is like a ray of sunshine that brightens everyone’s day with just her presence. Ellen has been absolutely amazing this year in her work as an RA. When you walk on her floor in Mathes, it feels happy and like home. There are empowering and encouraging notes in the hallways and written on the community bathroom mirrors. The general feeling is very inviting and Ellen has done a wonderful job creating a sense of community on her floor. Her residents and staff members adore her for all that she is. Ellen is sweet and compassionate but she has some spice to her too. Although she is soft spoken and kind, she is still able to handle difficult conduct situations because the residents of the community respect her. Ellen is also the advisor for
Lisa Belkin's Show Me a Hero: a Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption is a non-fiction novel that takes place within Yonkers, New York, and talks about the public housing development within the city. It addresses the problems towards the people. At the beginning of and end of the book, Belkin asks two questions “Did it work for the people who moved in? And did it work for those who were already there?”
she wanted to do. To be outspoken and stand up you must also be brave.
What does it mean to be an Actual hero? Being able to fly? Super human strength? shooting lasers out of your eyes? maybe in fictional comic books yes ,but sadly none of that actually exists. So what does it mean to be a hero in real life? Many people would say someone that helps people in need, someone that changes people’s lives, and does everything they can to make the world a better place. There are a couple people that can be considered a modern hero, but Ellen Degeneres definitely falls under this category for countless of reasons.
Ellen Degeneres is a well-known celebrity, comedian, and TV show host. She often talks to others about their experiences with finding themselves and how they came to be where they are. In 2009, Degeneres spoke to the graduating class of Tulane University in Louisiana about perseverance and continuing life after bad things happen to them. For them, it was Hurricane Katrina and the housing market crash, and for her it was the death of her former girlfriend in a car crash and her painful conversation with God. In order to inspire her audience to keep moving forward no matter the situation, Degeneres skillfully employs humor, anecdote and excited yet earnest tone to establish pathos with the audience.
What would you advise Ellen to do and why? What should be her objectives? Are there objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation?
Both of these inspirational women came from different backgrounds in their lives before fame. After her birth, Oprah’s parents separated, leading to her living with her grandmother, mother, and father for different periods of time throughout her childhood (Encyclopedia). While living with her mother, she suffered continued sexual abuse by trusted members of her family and eventually went back to living with her father, who provided her with guidance, valued education, and was very strict (Encyclopedia). Similarly, Ellen’s parents divorced when she was a teenager; she had a strong relationship with her mother, but was molested by her stepfather before she graduated from high school (Wang). Due to her father’s guidance and encouragement, Oprah won a scholarship to Tennessee State University and became a co-anchor of the evening news (Encyclopedia). Ellen dropped out of college at the University of New Orleans after only a semester to pursue comedy; she expressed large comical talent and acted on television sitcoms (Wang). Oprah hosted her morning show, “A.M. Chicago” in Baltimore, and surpassed Phil Donahue in ratings (Oprah Winfrey Biography). Her success escalated when she launched the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program. DeGeneres came out as gay as both herself