In The Outsiders, there are two types of people: “the west side rich kids” (p.2) and the “Socs” who are the poorer, tougher east side greasers. Ponyboy curtis and his brothers Darry and Sodapop live on the poor side of town and this causes them a lot of trouble. In spite of his troubles, Ponyboy grows as a character and sees that lifestyle distinction doesn't matter as much as he once thought. For this and many other reasons such as his individuality and his interactions with other characters, Ponyboy curtis is the most noteworthy character is S.E Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders. Ponyboy is noteworthy in his background, behavior, and in his physical characteristics.
A hero can be a role model for people and be loved by everyone. A hero's abilities must be employed for a good cause, usually the protection of the weak. Ray Bradbury’s novel entitled Fahrenheit 451 (1953) challenges the reader to rethink what it means to be a hero: even though Montag promotes and continues his thoughts and freewill and to make people to remember the past. Sometimes Montag behaves irrationally and even commits murder to achieve his goal. Unconventional hero through the character Guy Montag with following events Montage’s act very unorthodox.
But within the novel, The Kite Runner can be focused in a very thematic and dramatic way with the character Amir. He becomes a hero after finding what truly matters in the world and suffers a great deal of pain both mentally and physically to obtain the goodness in which he was longing for. What separates an ordinary every day person from that of a hero can be called that of a selfless nature. This sense of a selfless nature can be seen in a great deal throughout the novel in Amir. While this selfless sense can be though of by some as not enough to make him the heroic character as I am setting him out to be, it is not only this characteristic itself, but rather the actions of sleeplessness in its entirety throughout the novel.
Eg. Kissing scene -Terry aspires to be ‘good’ like Edie, contributing significantly to his goal to redeem himself. -At first, Terry’s fear for standing up is seen when he always gives excuses to Edie, continuingly denying that he cannot help with the investigation of Joey’s death. He strives to be as good as Edie, (the glove scene supports this statement, he puts on her gloves, meaning that he wants to embrace Edie’s innocence blah blah Paragraph 2: Father Barry -Lead the longshoreman to stand up. -Initially, Father Barry was a priest who [hides in a church].
Everyone lives and dies for himself alone.” Before the camps, Elie was religious and had a relationship with God. But, as he saw the devastation in the concentration camps, he wondered why God wasn’t stopping it, and he lost faith. When he broke that relationship with faith, he relied on himself instead of God. Elie said he felt stronger than the almighty and that became his strength to live through the concentration camps. Unlike Elie, Guido’s main purpose was to keep his family member alive and innocent.
In the novel The Outsiders, SE Hinton does present many of the Greasers as heroes because by the way they respond to situations. The main heroes in the book are: Ponyboy, Dally’s and Johnny. As heroes, they saved the children in the burning church. But all greasers are heroes in my eyes when they save Ponyboy, from the Socs because they had surrounded Ponyboy and they were about to cut his hair. Heroes are people who put their safety of others before the safety of themselves.
Nevertheless, the praise that everyone gives him doesn’t always bring positive outcomes. Tom takes this for granted and tricks his gang or followers. He demonstrated the disturbing side of society when he allows Jim to remain a captive because he wanted an extravagant escape plan. This strength seen by Huck and others leads to the carefree lifestyle of Sawyer. If one has strength or power, he/she acts the way the desire.
Extra Credit: Batman an Epic Hero As you go on with life, you come across a vast amount of people who will ask the question “Who do you think is one of the best hero of all time?” With this, majority would give numerous responses to who they merely believe is the best out of the best hero. However, for me, Batman is a true hero because he fights vigorously to protect those that are in desperate help and danger. Batman has had an unbelievably strong taste for justice ever since his parents were murdered senselessly by a homeless man when he was just a young boy. During his entire life, he has trained himself both physically and mentally to make sure he would be able to protect others just like he had wished he could have done for his parents.
101) This is significant because Freak is acting very brave against Max’s dad while everybody else is scared of him. This is the reason why Freak should be the hero in Freak the Mighty. Last but not least, Freak is the hero because he is helpful. Freak is helpful because he restored Max’s confidence and knowledge by pushing Max to his limits, and by teaching him how to read better. Also, he is helpful because he gave Max a positive point of view.
He is strong because he is able to and control of his crew in dangerous situations and make them calm. Odysseus is a true hero. Odysseus made stupid mistakes and bad judgements. However, he is strong, clever, and intelligent. A hero is someone you can bet your life on and know that they will have your back whatever happens.