Boewulf Essay

Topics: Hero, Man, Periodization Pages: 3 (921 words) Published: September 8, 2013
Forging a Hero

When time goes on, cultures changed. Within the cultures is the ideal hero. Each hero has its own uniqueness, but if you investigate further, every single hero has at least one common trait. What is that you may ask? Think harder. That’s right, bravery. Even though heroes have at least one common trait, depending on the time period, the media depicts heroes to the public eyes. In the various cultures that exist, they inhabit different stories. Each of these stories depicts a hero in some shape or form which influences the creation of other heroes. Heroes contain commonalities in different ways by being defined across various cultures and time periods. Each hero has a common trait which is bravery. Bravery’s definition is having or showing courage. Every single hero does something that benefits others. No matter what obstacles, consequences, or problems formed to achieving the goal of helping others, heroes accomplish this no matter what. That is what makes someone brave. That is why heroes are brave. Let’s refer to the article Essay: The Man in the Water. Balding, known as “the man in the water”, risked his life to save four strangers. Balding and four other people were involved in a plane crash in a body of water. One by one, each victim of the crash were pulled out of the water. Balding, on the other hand, made every person to be pulled out first. He knew he wasn’t going to make it if he kept letting others be pulled out before him. He also knew if he was pulled out, one of the other victims of the crashed wouldn’t make it. This situation proves that Balding was a brave, courageous man. Balding is a hero. Also, in the article Bravery, not masculinity, defines a hero mentions about the three young men how sacrificed themselves by shielding their girlfriends during the shoot spree in Aurora, Colorado during the Dark Night premiere. This is another proof that heroes are brave. These young man were brave enough to sacrifice themselves by protected...
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