Why Heroes and Villains Are Codependent

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Dakotah Boff
English 1000
April 5, 2013
Why Heroes and Villains are Codependent

By definition, heroes are anyone, be they men or women, who have extraordinary human qualities that other human beings do not possess. Heroes are courageous, virtuous and superior. They can show extraordinary characteristics that inspire mankind and make ordinary people venerate and strive to achieve highest levels of personal greatness. Heroes have been there in all cultures and in all times since the beginning of time. They emerge in all sorts of activities such as sports, war, religion music, literature, dancing, drawing etc. All cultures in the world have heroes and they need heroes to defeat the villain. They exist because people sometimes need something to believe in and motivate them to stand up and do something. Not everyone is a leader and sometimes they need a little push if you will, to understand what is right and what they need to do. A villain is generally a bad guy or a harsh, malicious person who is involved in defiant behavior and always antagonistic to the hero deeds and can be either male or female. They can use their powers to hurt others or the hero usually in violent ways. Thus they use war to hurt the others and become the thing that the heroes must fight to save the common people. We tell stories about these people to show our children the difference between good and evil. We teach them how to be a good person and how not to be a villain in this world. The idea and sometimes the actual physical hero are threatened by villains, people who openly dispute the existence of heroes and how the heroes are perceived in the public eye. All sorts of people create heroes and villains for different reasons and on different circumstances. People create certain heroes on the basis of who it is that the heroes are trying to help and save in a certain dangerous situation or an activity that the villain is trying to harm. People also create heroes based on...
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