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Heroes. (No, not the TV Show). Heroes. What is a Hero? Someone who represents the highest ideals, or what we would like to be in our fondest dreams. Shows us we can triumph over opposing forces.

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Heroes

Heroes

(No, not the TV Show)


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Heroes

  • What is a Hero?

    • Someone who represents the highest ideals, or what we would like to be in our fondest dreams.

    • Shows us we can triumph over opposing forces.

    • Someone who represents our values, such as courage, strength, loyalty, and honor. It is less important they possesses these qualities, but important we believe they posses these qualities.


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Heroes

  • What is a hero(cont’d)

    • They must risk to do something special

      • Often this is physical, violent, and potentially fatal. They MUST put an end to conflict.

    • How they act is important. They act out of commitment to a system of values of their group (their tribe, society, or nation).

    • They must be a seeker.

    • They have a quest or mission which will be dangerous and necessary.


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Heroes

Five types of heroes

  • 1. Super Man Hero

  • 2. Supreme Man Hero

  • 3. Leader Hero

  • 4. Common Man Hero

  • 5. Lowly Man Hero


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  • The Super Man Hero

    • Superior to ordinary mortals.

    • They are greater and different from us.

    • They can control their world in ways we can’t control ours

    • They can defy natural law

    • They are like a god

    • They can solve all our problems


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Heroes

  • Supreme Man Hero

    • Superior but still human

    • More powerful, with a godlike aura

    • Capable of making mistakes, but seldom does

    • Physically vulnerable, but seldom hurt

    • He can die


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Heroes

  • Leader Hero

  • A figure who we identify with

  • Human, not at all godlike

  • Capable of error and sin

  • Of this world, and subject to it’s laws

  • The best the world can produce


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Heroes

  • Common Man Hero

  • Figure who possesses no more power, virtue, or skill than us

  • Ordinary person who happens to rise to extraordinary occasion, and becomes a hero of the moment.

  • No special powers, but has managed to call upon all of their natural resources


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heroes

  • Lowly Man Hero

  • Usually inept and disreputable

  • We don’t try to be like them

  • Most likely found in literature


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Heroes

  • Who are these heroes?


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Heroes

  • The Anti-Hero

  • Literary character who does not conspicuously embody any value system except his own private one, which is in conflict with their society

  • Becomes an anti-establishment figure

  • The villain


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