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How do we define the personality traits of a hero?. A hero is someone who is patient, and honorable. ("Do-It-Yourself Heroes." ) "A hero to me is somebody who puts themselves last, who puts everything on the line for other people," ("How do you define a hero? - CNN.com.“)

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How do we define the personality traits of a hero?

  • A hero is someone who is patient, and honorable. ("Do-It-Yourself Heroes." )
  • "A hero to me is somebody who puts themselves last, who puts everything on the line for other people," ("How do you define a hero? - CNN.com.“)
  • someone "who is able to take whatever talent, gift, personality, quality and utilize it to help build others."
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What are some of her known successes?

“She has donated millions of dollars to various charities and organizations,

with most of her money going to three foundations:

The Angel Network, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation,

and The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation.”

("Oprah's Charity Work, Events and Causes.“)

The Oprah Winfrey Show has been on air for over 22 years

("The Oprah Winfrey Show Profile - An Overview and Brief History of

The Oprah Winfrey Show." )

how does a hero reflect his her particular culture and society
How does a hero reflect his/her particular culture and society?

A hero reflects on his or her society by the time

period they grew up in and how they were taught to handle situations.

Oprah was raped at the age of 9 and moved about 4 times, these situation

Taught her to grow up fast and become mature at a very young age.

("Oprah Winfrey Biography - A Childhood Biography of Oprah Winfrey.“)

Oprah’s parents cons tally worked since they were young ( 18 and 20) so she

Was raised by her grandmother until the age of about 6. ("About Oprah's Childhood.“)

how does a hero represent his her time period and geographical area
How does a hero represent his/her time period and geographical area?

Oprah grew up in Mississippi and Wisconsin and Tennessee.

Through childhood she was moved around and was born into a

Poverty ridden family.

Date of Birth: January 29, 1954 Parent's Names: Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey ("About Oprah's Childhood." )

“Winfrey endured molestation and rape from a cousin, an uncle and a family friend.

The abuse would inform her life; not only in her personal relationships and behavior,

but also in her later quest to channel her empathy to help the have-nots, the abused

and the forgotten.”

("Think SUCCEEDED: Oprah Winfrey - Success Story." )

how do various cultures reward or recognize their heroes
How do various cultures reward or recognize their heroes?

We recognize heroes by spreading there difference around the world and

Using there ides to make for a better society.

We have ceremony's to show our appreciation.

("Open Spaces: A Blog of the Fish and Wildlife Service.“)

-Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

-Lifetime Achievement Award

-Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

("Oprah Winfrey - Awards." )

how was oprah s childhood
How was Oprah’s childhood?
  • raped at the age of nine by a cousin; pregnant as a teenager; smoking cocaine in her twenties
  • Mother didn’t how much affection
  • (Johnson, Marilyn. "Oprah Winfrey . (Cover Story).“)
  • “As a teen, Winfrey was a wild-child, promiscuous to the point of prostitution, her relatives said.The future star would steal from her mother's purse, pawn her jewelry and even turn tricks. She was eventually sent to live in Nashville with Vernon Winfrey, who was her mother's former lover and who is listed on her birth certificate as her father.”("Hard Luck Story A Fiction --- The Secret Life Of Oprah." )
was her family supportive
Was her family supportive?

Oprah was left to be raised by her paternal Grandmother on a small farm.

“At the age of six, Oprah moved into her mother's home,

which was a far cry from the supportive, safe environment she was used to.”

“Oprah's mother could not handle having a developing woman in the house

so she declared her "incorrigible" and sent her to live with her father.”

("Oprah Winfrey - Biography." Essortment Articles)

“Oprah's father demanded good study habits and high moral standards.

He was a strict disciplinarian and allowed Oprah to adopt a new standard of living”

“Winfrey said her father saved her life. He was very strict and provided her with guidance,

structure, rules, and books. He required his daughter to complete weekly book reports,

and she went without dinner until she learned five new vocabulary words each day.”

("About Oprah's Childhood.“)

how was she founded
How was she “founded?”

participating in the production of a regular radio show in high school.

“But it was by living with her father that she eventually got the discipline she needed to

turn her outstanding intelligence into its right track. She was doing well at school and

was known for her smart talking. She joined a local beauty contest and won a

scholarship in Tennessee State University. She began to study broadcast

communication and got a part time job as a reporter in Nashville TV station.”("The Great Success Story of Oprah Winfrey.")

“she studied speech and performing arts at TSU and began working at WTVF-TV,

where at age 19, Winfrey found herself Nashville's first female

black evening news anchor.” ("Think SUCCEEDED: Oprah Winfrey - Success Story.")

what was her first action towards her success
What was her first action towards her success?

“In High School Oprah began to refine her natural public speaking talent by participating in the production of a regular radio show. She was also encouraged to compete in pageants where she awed judges and mesmerized crowds with her public speaking talent. Oprah's father was supportive of her success.”

("Oprah Winfrey - Biography." Essortment Articles )

who inspired her to make a difference
Who inspired her to make a difference?

Oprah's father had instilled in her a powerful work ethic,

which complimented the high moral beliefs of her grandmother.

("Oprah Winfrey - Biography." Essortment Articles )