Presentation on theme: "HEROES VS. CELEBRITIES. HERO A hero is authentic, whereas a celebrity represents derived (original) values A hero has achieved something Hero portrays."— Presentation transcript:
HEROES VS. CELEBRITIES
HERO A hero is authentic, whereas a celebrity represents derived (original) values A hero has achieved something Hero portrays their true self with all of their flaws The Hero created himself
A Hero often remains nameless, such as the New York City firefighters who sacrificed their own lives on 9/11 to save others Another example is Dave Sanders who is the teacher at Columbine High School who lost his life saving students on April 20, 1999 Or Tom Burnett, the hero of United Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 These are examples of true modern heroes, who made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect others.
CELEBRITIES Celebrity is merely well known Celebrity portrays an image, rather than her true self, with all its flaws and inconsistencies Celebrity created by his/her image
Celebrities, like Madonna, continually re- invent themselves to stay in the public eye What becomes important is not who Madonna really is, but what image she is projecting this year What we see is not a true person, but the product of a brilliant marketing strategy
Characteristics of a Hero – A hero does things to help others. – A hero contributes to society in a positive way. – A hero doesn't always know anyone else knows what he or she does. – A hero doesn't usually receive money and may not receive status for the deed. – The work a hero performs often goes unnoticed. – A hero may or may not be recognized by the media. – A hero uses talents or abilities to impact others or society in a positive way.
Characteristics of a Hero Courageous Bravery Determination Dedication Selflessness Sacrifice Wisdom
Characteristics of a Celebrity – A celebrity is highly visible-well known. – A celebrity is usually recognized for some form of talent, beauty, or material quality. – A celebrity is usually recognized for a performance. – A celebrity's image or recognition in the media may change.
Similarities of Heroes and Celebrities Some celebrities have performed heroic acts using their wealth and fame. Some celebrities who are also considered heroes include Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Reeves and Angelina Jolie. These celebrities have used their wealth and fame to improve lives of others by starting foundations to help people in need.
Differences between Heroes and Celebrities A celebrity is often rich and famous for talents such as singing, and acting. Heroes -- although many never become famous -- are self-sacrificing and help advance others, not themselves. Examples of self-sacrificing heroes are nurses, fireman, volunteer workers and Anne Frank Examples of celebrities who are not especially known for heroic acts are actress Lindsay Lohan and celebrity personality Paris Hilton.