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It’s no secret now that the events that took place on April 12, 1961, and what Soviet officials claimed happened, are two entirely different stories. What no one knew at the time was that even before Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, the preparations for his flight were rushed. Even those creating the…

Mae Jemison and Heroism


Words: 929 (4 pages)

The year 1955 marked the beginning of what we know today as The Race for Space. What started as a contest for power between the US and USSR, rooted in Red Scare paranoia, somehow developed into scientific (and even cultural, as will be discussed in this essay) advancements that propelled us into the final frontier;…

Bite the Bullet and Be an Ordinary Hero

Character Analysis


School shooting

Words: 1794 (8 pages)

Most Americans are too well aware of the problem that the U.S.A faces surrounding school shootings. However, one of the most tragic shootings was at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 innocent children were brutally shot and 6 adults died protecting them. Dawn and Mary by Doyle rivetingly retells this tragedy with the untold angle:…

Female Superheros



Words: 657 (3 pages)

What are major arguments O’Reilly presents in this article? “Once again, the identity of female superheroes’ accusers reinforces the idea that heroism for women has its limitations.” Female superhero- oxymoron. Women aren’t supposed to be feminine and aggressive. “Until the use of this narrative technique to limit women’s roles as fully recognized subjects—as heroines in…

Achilles Heroic Strength



Words: 587 (3 pages)

In the Iliad, Achilles heroic strength and presence in battle is widely acclaimed. In this book, Achilles is the main character. The book follows him as he struggles to make decisions regarding his pride, and the Achaean people. This internal struggle is much of the driving force in the Iliad, particularly in Book 9, as…

Why is Dexter a Hero Rather Than a Serial Killer 


Serial Killer

Words: 654 (3 pages)

Dexter, blood spatter analyst for Miami Police Department working with the Homicide department (Arellano, 2015), emerges a hero rather than a serial killer, because of his ability to kill other serial killers. Dexter became a serial killer for three reasons: having witnessed the murder of his mother when he was three years old, being mentally…

Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts



Words: 696 (3 pages)

A war still going on today, The Afghanistan War, is the longest war the United States have participated in. Due to the events of 9/11, the U.S deployed forces to control and prevent future terrorist attacks from Afghanistan. With countless deaths and casualties from both sides of the battle, included thousands of civilians, there is…

Greek Ideals of Nobility and Heroism


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Jacopo Sadoleto created the most famous description of the work in 1506, composed in the way that seeks to represent the thoughts and feelings of the viewer after having been looking at the sculpture (Baxandall, 2003). It can therefore be used as evidence for Laocoon’s effectiveness in appealing to the viewer’s feelings. “The mind recoils”…

Save Our Souls


Words: 1120 (5 pages)

SOS. Save our Souls. That was the message radioed out from the sinking Titanic. But no one would save them. At 2:20 a.m, on April15, the RMS Titanic sank. “The night sea was quiet enough so that cries for help carried easily across the water to the lifeboats, which drew prudently away. Still dressed up…

Troilus and Cressida



William Shakespeare

Words: 662 (3 pages)

Animals Disguised in Armor Human beings and animals share the need to satiate their appetites. What separates human beings and animals is rationality; a commitment to values. Honor, sacrifice, courage and selflessness characterize a hero which is a human being willing to commit themselves to these values. Outside of Shakespeare, Hector and Achilles epitomize what…

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