• The American Hero Natty Deerslayer Cooper
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    The American Hero For many years the American Hero has filled the silver screen and wide screened television sets, along with shelves of countless bookstores. Audiences love to see the protagonist overcome great odds, defeat the forces of evil, and save the beautiful girl at the last second. The character of the American Hero however, is not a new idea. James Cooper, in the 1800's, created the archetype of the American Hero. Natty Bumpo, also called Deerslayer, embodied many qualities of the gre...
  • Superman All American Engle Person Life
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    Superman, All-American Hero Gary Engle describes Superman as the ultimate American, "Superman is the greatest American hero" (Engle, 677). After reading three comic books I notice an occurring theme of wanting to protect what is good, even though the comic books chosen span over eleven years. Several distinct things to Superman's personality are his cape, the respect he has for others, the respect others have for him, his intelligence, his protection of all life and what is right, his origin, an...
  • Charles Lindbergh Flight American German
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    Charles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25, 000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an America...
  • Gi Joe United States
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    There are hundreds of thousands of icons throughout the world that represent many different things. (Nach bar and La use 171) GI-Joe is an icon that is sort of out dated now, but represented several things about the United States and the people that lived it. The twelve inch GI-Joe was released by Hasbro Toys in 1964 as the first ever "action figure. It thrived for twelve years, changing from one soldier, to several members of every different military service. (Son) He represented, as the song ...
  • The American Hero Indiana Jone
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    The American Hero Every child has fantasy s of being a super hero and leaping tall buildings in a single bound or staring death in the face everyday and somehow finding a way to escape. All of these imaginative thoughts have been derived from the past literary works by the great writers of the early American literary period. These early writers entered society into a world of action and adventure, where one can see spectacular events unfolding through the eyes of a notorious man of courage and f...
  • John Wayne Hero American Owens
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    America s Hero Today, in American history John Wayne is connected with the cultural development of the American hero He embodied the values of that time that determine a hero. He was a hero who is strong and fearless. He was the hero who was beyond the law and civilization. He became a hero that every kid wants to be like and every man admirers. But most importantly, John Wayne became America s hero, fitting the qualities that America considered to be a hero, comparable to today s actors, for ex...
  • Will Rogers American People
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    Will Rogers Not many people remember Will Rogers, but in the 1930's he was the most well known man in America -- more popular than Shirley Temple. He was a simple cowpoke who entertained people with his rope tricks and sly political observations. He also wrote a widely-read newspaper column and appeared on the rai do every week. I suppose he is a lot like Bill Cosby is today: beloved for his down-to-earth style of humor. But that 'a ww, shucks' attitude hid a brilliant mind. Furthermore, Will R...
  • Disney Walt Great Park
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    Walt Disney the American Hero Walt Disney; When that name is spoken faces of children and adults alike light up with looks of sheer joy. When debating what to see at the movies the newest Disney flick is almost always decided upon over the others. With Disney people are 100 percent sure to walk out of the theater happy and smiling. From the catchy theme songs to the thrilling theme parks Disney has built the fantasy empire. Although he built the fantasy world Disney was not a man who walked arou...
  • Benjamin Franklin American First Hero
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    Benjamin Franklin – American Hero Essay, Research Benjamin Franklin – American Hero Throughout history icons emerge in each era that define that time, men who define the thinking, technology, culture, religion, and every other aspect of that time period. From the time of ancient Greece which possessed such prodigies as Socrates, and Aristotle men who were not only brilliant philosophers but also historians, mathematicians, and astronomers. To the Revolutionary period of America, whic...