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  • Hero To Many People
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    Why I Have No Hero American Literature Matt Robbins October 7, 1996 What is a hero? Does one have to have superpowers, special abilities or incredible talent to be considered one? Well, some of us seem to think so. Then there is the everyday teacher or local figure that is considered a hero to selected individuals in their community. To me a hero has to have a few selected qualities, and I haven't met anyone who can fulfill all three. First, a hero must be good at heart. A hero has to know how t...
  • Hero In The End
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    Dear Oedipus Rex, In so many ways I feel very sorry for you because youve had to deal with the guilt of having inadvertently murdered your father and married your mother. You deserve your fate no more than any other person deserves the circumstances of their birth. The only responsibility one has is to make the best of ones circumstances. Whether one deserves it or not is a pointless question. It is the gods who set the fate for all in your world and also predestined your life. Whatever will hap...
  • People As Heroes
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    HEROES ESSAY What is a hero To you, the reader, I submit this question so that you may form your own opinion. What is a hero and what qualifications make he or she worthy of the title The reply you have formulated in your mind has probably come to you rapidly and with alacrity, so much that you may deem even asking such a simple question to be not only a waste of the time it took me to ask it, but also the time it took you to consider it. Did you think of some virtuous individual who rescues peo...
  • Definition Of A Hero And Terry Malloy
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    Terry Malloy as a "Hero?? ?" When Terry Malloy was first introduced, he did not make any indications that he would strive for the respect that he gained throughout the story. His tough-guy behavior and compassionate attitude has made him what he is: a hero. He never revealed what he was truly made of or what he was capable of. He always had low self-esteem about himself-repeatedly calling himself a "bum". Despite his stubbornness to change and his ignorance to others, Malloy proves himself by do...
  • Randle McMurphy
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Hero hero is considered to be any man noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose; especially, one who has risked or sacrificed his life. This describes one of the main characters in the highly acclaimed novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by KenKesey. Randle McMurphy is the hero of this novel because he stood firmly against oppressive powers, showing courage and ultimately paying with his life. There were no heroes on the psychiatric ward before McMur...
  • Able Look For Their Perfect Hero
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    BECOMING A HEROIC FIGURE Heroes have to consist of many things. They have to be brave, have good morals, and help out society in some way. These are only a few standards of becoming a hero. Someone can be a hero to someone else and not even know it. Not only can the big people be heroes, but the small ones as well. No matter what size or character one is he / she can become a hero. By portraying the characteristics of loyalty, bravery, and the willingness to help out someone or something in soci...
  • Bernie And Arthur
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    Revision Essay Heroes Hero. When we think of a hero, what automatically comes to mind To some it may be someone legendary. Others might think of a hero as someone of great strength or ability. Perchance an illustrious soldier or warrior. Perhaps someone admired for their achievements and great qualities. To me, it once meant someone that showed great courage. Two characters that remind me of heroes are Bernie, from the movie Hero, and Arthur, from the story Arthur Becomes King. These two charact...
  • Comic Book Heroes
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    According to the NEW WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS of the English Language, a hero is a man of exceptional quality who wins admiration by noble deeds, esp. deeds of courage. The male character of a play, novel, etc. about whom the action turns and in whose fate the readers or audience are sympathetically involved. A man of superhuman powers, regarded as a demigod after his death. I believe that out of those three the best definition would be the first one. It is the closest definition we ha...

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