Hero Essay Topics

Antony is a hero in this context

Aristottle defined a tragic hero as a man who’s misfortune is not brought about by vice or depravity but by some error of frality. Do you agree that Antony is a hero in this context? In Shakespeare’s ” Antony and Cleopatra”, Antony can be considered a tragic hero as he is lead into misfortunate, unfavourable situations and… View Article

Egocentricity of Pechorin vs Jason

In this essay I will compare the egocentricity of the characters of Pechorin from the Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time by Lermontov, and Jason from the Greek Tragedy Medea, written by Euripides. I have selected the topic of egocentricity or self-absorption for it is prevalent in both works in respect to Pechorin and… View Article

Identifying A Hero

A protagonist is a leading character. In the texts I have studied, there are often a characters which the reader are encourages to be drawn towards. We are endeared to them and the story is often focused around them. In The Great Gatsby, even the title encourages the reader to feel that the story is… View Article

Who is the hero of Julius Caesar

Argue who is the hero of Julius Caesar. Is it Marc Anthony or Brutus? Support your answer with evidence.             Brutus is definitely the hero of Julius Ceasar.             Going back to the story, we can tell that Brutus sacrificed his own life for the Romans. However, he committed suicide because his army loses to… View Article

Jeffrey Wigand

Jeffrey Wigand is the whistleblower and alleged hero who was a top-level executive at Brown & Williamson Tobacco in the late eighties and early nineties who illegally breached two separate confidentiality agreements Tobacco in the late eighties and early nineties who illegally breached two separate confidentiality agreements by leaking trade secrets to a television network… View Article

Nora – A Classical Hero in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll`s House

Nora Helmer, the central character, wife of Torvald, and mother of three children, is indeed a classical hero in Isben’s A Doll’s House. She was hiding her character and personality throughout the play under the pretense of the ‘ideal 19th century wife’ who completely abides to her husband. The character of Nora is quite tough… View Article

Comparative Paper: Beowulf and Batman

A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility, who usually has a colorful name and costume, a mastery of relevant skills, advanced equipment and/or extraordinary powers and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. More importantly, a superhero has a strong moral code, including a willingness to risk… View Article

Are You My Hero?

When the word “hero” comes to mind, what do you see? A guy in tights with a cape or a person fighting for something they believe in? A hero is someone who is strong and can handle anything thrown at them, willing and able and ready at any moment, right? Karl Marlantes’s story shows such… View Article

The Holy Grail Quest

The Holy Grail had sparked interest from various European cultures for hundreds of years. Although there are many widely circulating versions surrounding the mystery of the Holy Grail, generally it is believed to contain unlimited healing and sustaining (as food and drink can come out if it continuously) powers as well as a means of… View Article

Tragic Flaws of Oedipus Rex

Introduction The identification of Oedipus’ hamartia differs from reader to reader and from critic to critic. Some critics are of the view that excessive arrogance and self-confidence of Oedipus is the main cause of his tragedy. He harbors unjustified suspicions against Tiresias and Creon; in one place he goes so far as to express some… View Article

Comparing and Contrasting Tragic Heroes – Oedipus and Prufrock

Introduction: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 –1940) the Irish American novelist and short story writer of the twentieth century said “Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy”(as quoted in memorablequotations.com). Indeed more often than not, great tragedies of yore were always centered round the deeds or the misdeeds of a hero… View Article

Literature: Evaluate Literary Texts in Different Genres

In the novel Regeneration the theme of heroism is quite prominent. There are many characters that are heroic and are revealed to be heroic through the narrative. One of these characters is Dr Rivers. He is the main protagonist in the novel and it is through his personal journey that the story is told. The… View Article

“Patriotism by Yukio Mishima

Many people consider suicide a moral wrong or cowardly in that it is taking the easy way out of a tough situation. And, by our modern standards, that is typically the case. But, in the case of the story, “Patriotism,” written by Yukio Mishima, the suicide Lieutenant Shinji and his wife Reiko committed was the… View Article

What Makes Someone a Hero

Father is the first person who I remind of hero. My father gives me a live, as human in order to see the social world. He protects me and take cares of me with his love and his sincere. He instructs me to be a good person. So, my father is my hero. When I… View Article

My Favorite Place: Home

My home is a place where one would expect such pleasure and enjoyment. This could be experienced as one would enter the front door of the home. As one enters, you would start to hear the sound of Disney XD shows such as Good Luck Charley or Ant Farm. Every television in the home will… View Article