What Makes A Hero?

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Most people have theories on what makes a hero a hero. Many authors over time have created books, comics and so forth on heroes and what they feel makes them the hero. There are also the ancient legends and myths from all over the world. So what is it that makes them a hero? Well Joseph Campbell has a pretty good outline of what he thinks should define a hero. A hero is a person who in some way breaks the molds of a normal human being. Their wisdom, courage, and durability ect. exceeds beyond regular everyday expectations. These heroes some how end up traveling a certain path in life weither the path is figuratively or not. Along this path the heroes fight their inner demons and desires of the outer world. They also face many obstacles and make life changing choices. They sometimes even choose to give up parts of their lives if not their whole life to save others around them. With all of their choices and heart ships they find themselves at a point of insight theologically,cognitively, and or physically. Furthermore these heroes have a bizarre bereavement and or creation. They sometimes show high leadership skills and can sometimes be admired by higher powers and monarchs. Looking at these characteristics of a hero and analyzing books such as the ones J.K. Rowling 's "Harry Potter", P.C Cast 's " House of Night" series readers can see how the main character and or hero matches the definition. Likewise if you look at people in today 's world you can

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