Compare and Contrast Essay on "Heroes"

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In many movies, a lot of people think the main character, which is usually the good person, is the hero in that movie. You can hear people saying, ¡§Oh, his is my hero.¡¨ But what is the actual meaning of hero? A good person? A person who is brave? Or a person who pursues honour through his action? Or is it something else? Well, ¡§The Heroic Outlook¡¨ and Walt Disney¡¦s ¡§Hercules¡¨ Apollo gives you some ideas of what is a hero. While the classical Greek heroic ideal and Disney¡¦s presentation of a hero share some similarities, in the end they are very different. In both ¡§The Heroic Outlook¡¨ and Walt Disney¡¦s ¡§Hercules¡¨ Apollo, hero is being defined as a man who has being endowed great abilities and is strong and brave. Although there are some similarities, there are still more differences between them. For example, hero in ¡§The Heroic Outlook¡¨ is a person who pursuits honour. On the other hand, the hero in Walt Disney¡¦s ¡§Hercules¡¨ Apollo is not like that; he uses his great abilities to help others, but not for his desire. What are the definitions of hero? Well, if you ask people this question, you will get diverse answers to it. But aren¡¦t there any common definitions? The answer is yes there are. Let us see some examples from ¡§The Heroic Outlook¡¨ and Walt Disney¡¦s ¡§Hercules¡¨ Apollo. Both ¡§The Heroic Outlook¡¨ and Walt Disney¡¦s ¡§Hercules¡¨ Apollo said that hero is who being endowed with superior qualities of body and mind. This means that he is born with these superior abilities; he is born to be a hero. He does not need to train himself like the others to become a person who has a great mind, great skill and capability because he is born with it already. Another example is hero is also being defined in both ¡§The Heroic Outlook¡¨ and Walt Disney¡¦s ¡§Hercules¡¨ Apollo as a person who is brave and strong. Like Hercules, he is as strong and powerful as an ox. The only thing he needs to work on is to know how...
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