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Targets: Defining what a hero is using the knowledge from “The Power of Myth” and “The Illiad ” Modern conceptions of heroes Compare and contrast Achilles and Telemachos. What is a hero?. List qualities of a hero: Brave Determined Loyal Trusting Dedicated Selfless. Focus

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Targets:

Defining what a hero is using the knowledge from “The Power of Myth”and “The Illiad”

Modern conceptions of heroes

Compare and contrast Achilles and Telemachos

what is a hero
What is a hero?
  • List qualities of a hero:
  • Brave
  • Determined
  • Loyal
  • Trusting
  • Dedicated
  • Selfless
  • Focus
  • Sacrifice
  • Leader
  • Morals
  • Ambitious
  • Courageous
our definition
Our Definition
  • Someone who displays an act of courage and is determines to accomplish challenging deeds and they are admired for that deed by others.

Superheroes Regular people

types of heroes
Types of Heroes
  • Heroes that are forced into situations without preparation
  • Jump into the unknown
  • Thrown into the adventure
  • Come back changes
types of heroes1
Types of heroes
  • Destined to be a hero
  • Sees his or her purpose
  • Has time to prepare
  • Ready for the challenge
  • Often already expected to do greatness
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What heroic actions did Achilles take?

  • Achilles own super power was his invulnerability from being dipped into the River of Styx, but his heel was not covered
  • Known as the strongest warrior on the Greek side
  • Even though he was destined for death, he went into the war as the strong warrior he was and fought of his people
  • Without Achilles, the Greeks were at a huge disadvantage
  • Achilles eventually defeated his biggest enemy, Hector, giving the Greeks the upper end in the war
  • Lead his people to the defeat of Troy
  • Died fighting for his troops freedom from the war
how is achilles a hero
How is Achilles a hero?
  • Brave: Went into war knowing he was going to die
  • Determined: wants to destroy anyone who did him or his people wrong and end the war with the Greeks as the winners
  • Sacrificial: sacrificed his life in battle for the Greeks and risked his life to kill as many Trojans as possible
  • Ambitious: desire to kill Hector, the most powerful Trojan, and succeeded and as a result Greece gained control in war
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What heroic actions did Telemachos take?

  • He sacrificed his life to find and help his father, the leader of Ithaca
  • Goes to find Odysseus for his mother’s sake
  • Rarely backs down from a challenge he is faced with
  • Even though told not to go by his maid/servant and indirectly his mother, Telemachos holds his ground and is determined to retrieve his father.
  • Stands in front of the suitors telling them what he is planning to do and goes through with his plans regardless of the negative inputs he received.
  • Over takes the suitors
how is telemachos a hero
How is Telemachos a hero?
  • Determined to get his father back
  • Loyal to his family
  • Sacrifices his life for his father’s life and his mother’s happiness
  • Leads his troops to rescue a very important person, Odysseus
  • Courageous when deciding to leave home and venture into the unknown
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"Achilles: He Was a Perfect Hero in Every Way, Almost..." That's Greece. n.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2014. <http://www.thatsgreece.com/info/mythology-heroes-Achilles>.

"Achilles." Online Image. Wikipedia. n.p. n.d. 3 Apr. 2014.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Achille>.

"Heroes."Online Image. The Modern Man. n.p. n.d. 4 Apr. 2014. <http://www.google.com/ url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&u act=8&docid=XDFe1Gayp6PC9M....

Moyers, Bill. "The Hero's Adventure." The Power of The Myth. By Joseph Campbell. New York: Doubleday, 1988. 27-29. Print.

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"Superheroes."  Online Image. Glogster. n.p. n.d. 3 Apr. 2014.

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