Epic Hero

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Caroline Decarvalho
English I- Period 5-6 B
Ms. Richa
29 April 2013
Epic Hero A hero can be delivered to the world in numerous ways. One may be that they do something that represents them as a hero. Another could be that they serve as a role model for millions of people. However way they appear to the public they are a hero. One hero in particular is Oprah Gail Winfrey, also known as Oprah Winfrey and “one of the most powerful and wealthy people in show business,” (bio.). She exemplifies the characteristics of an epic hero because of meeting and overcoming demons and monsters, being ruthless to her enemies, and her abilities to excel in skill, strength, and courage. Every epic hero must overcome the toughest obstacles to reach they’re goals. Oprah Winfrey was born January 29, 1954 and raised in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She grew up in a small farming community. As a young girl, she was “sexually abused by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother,” (bio.). She moved to Nashville to live with her father to escape the pain. Although this is not a positive characteristic she grew from that experience. Most individuals that are sexually abused or harassed have a very difficult time healing themselves from the pain they had to endure. After these events, Oprah was able to move on with her life with the help of a few TV stations and broadcasters. Most people in the business world are rejected by many sponsors and jobs. Others that do receive the opportunity are often criticized or disrespected by their viewers. Oprah worked very hard so that she wouldn’t lose all that she had worked for. In bio. True Story, it says, “she earned the respect of her viewers,” (bio.). She said that she wouldn’t include anything from the tabloids in her interviews; which eventually led to the fall in her ratings. She still earned respect and continued moving on. From this, she was awarded with a lot of popularity. She was able to escalate in her career. Oprah Winfrey is known

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