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The Hero. Dictionary.com: he·ro –noun, plural heroes 1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2.

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1 The Hero

2 Dictionary.com: he·ro –noun, plural heroes 1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child. 3. the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc. 4. Classical Mythology: a. a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity. b. (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability. b. (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability. c. (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod. c. (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod.

3 The Epic Hero Characteristics: imposing stature (physical as well as social stature) imposing stature (physical as well as social stature) his style is grand yet simple his style is grand yet simple his setting is vast/larger than life his setting is vast/larger than life has super human courage & strength has super human courage & strength faces supernatural forces faces supernatural forces

4 What does someone have to do in order to be a hero? What does someone have to do in order to be a hero? Examples? (book, movie, TV, cartoon) Examples? (book, movie, TV, cartoon) What makes this individual What makes this individual a hero in your opinion? a hero in your opinion?


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