Romantic… Epic… Hero…?
When I was a little girl, I always believed a hero, perhaps a young prince, would save me from my awful parents. That prince would be my hero and we would live happily ever after. I know now, that’s not realistic, yet the media keeps pushing this ridiculous idea on little girls everywhere. They wait, in despair, for a prince who will never arrive. Heroes like this are classified into several schemas in literature. An epic hero is superhuman in contrast to the romantic hero who has humanistic faults but also his own strength. Each hero type has determination to accomplish something whether it be saving the girl or saving the village, but they differ in their actions. In Rob Reiner’s, The Princess Bride, he uses the romantic hero of Wesley to portray the determined spirit. The characteristics of Wesley portray a human hero who reveals that no one is the perfect creature, but he attempts to be anyway. In Rob Reiner’s, The Princess Bride, he uses the romantic hero of Wesley to portray the determined spirit. The characteristics of Wesley portray a human hero who reveals that no one is the perfect creature, but he attempts to be anyway.
Basically a romantic hero isn’t perfect and has fatal human flaws that challenge him but also help him come out victorious. The romantic hero can’t be perfect or else he would be considered an epic hero who is perfect, almost god-like to be exact. In the movie Wesley got captured by the evil Prince Humperdinck and was taken to the Pit of Despair. The prince in return got infuriated that Buttercup still loved him and decided to put the life sucking machine on its maximum level executing Wesley. Meanwhile the Spaniard and the giant were looking to kill the murderer of the Spaniards father and they could only do that with the help of the Wesley. Once they find him dead they take him to a medicine man that brings Wesley back to life little by little. If Wesley was an epic hero he wouldn’t have gotten...
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