I Need a Hero! Bogozan World Literature. The plural of hero is heroes Epic heroes Anti-heroes, absurd heroes Tragic Heroes.
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- I Need a Hero! Bogozan World Literature
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- The plural of hero is heroes Epic heroes Anti-heroes, absurd heroes Tragic Heroes
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- The Epic Hero Characteristics The main character or protagonist in an epic that is heroically larger than life Often the source and subject of legend Could be a national hero Embodies the values of a particular society
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- Epic Hero Cont. An epic hero is superhuman. He is braver, stronger, faster, smarter, and more clever than an ordinary person. The epic hero is on a quest for something of great value to him or his people. The epic hero is sometimes part god and sometimes just ahs magical powers or helpers.
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- Journey of the Epic Hero Often covers great geographical distances Obstacles of various kinds along the way Hero must make the journey to obtain the object of his quest Journey usually ends in a battle the hero must face alone
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- The Tragic Hero Characteristics A tragic hero is often used in Shakespearean literature. This model of a hero may not always be a good guy. The tragic hero has made its way into more contemporary literature because audiences can relate to them.
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- Tragic Hero Cont. A tragic hero typically has a flaw that leads to his or her demise. Often, tragic heroes suffer as a result of their hubris, or excessive pride. A tragic hero almost always dies in the end.
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- The Anti-Hero (sometimes I might call this the absurd hero) Though an Anti-Hero may not do the right thing all the time, a reader is drawn to the Anti-Hero. Unlike a tragic hero the Anti-Hero will not always die. Instead of a standard tragic flaw an Anti- Hero may try to do what is right by using questionable means.
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- Anti-Hero Cont. Anti-Heroes can be obnoxious. Anti-Heroes can be pitiful. Anti-Heroes can be awkward. Anti-Heroes can be passive.
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- Archetype -A symbol, usually an image, which recurs often enough in literature to be recognizable in all cultures. (think BEYOND Disney movies!!!) Cinderella Beauty and the Beast Savior The hero Star-crossed lovers The Orphan The Outcast The sage The witch/ crone Stranger in the village Martyr Tempter/ Temptress
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- Summary: Write down the definition of each type of hero in your own words and give your own example. Epic Hero Tragic Hero Anti-Hero Archetype
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