Category Archives: Famous Heroes

Featuring Famous Heroes from Past to Present

Spiderman’s Reign in the World of Superheroes

Who doesn’t love the idea of a superhero? Superhuman abilities, being able to fly, saving the world one day at a time- everything about being a superhero is just amazing. Plus, don’t forget their cool costumes and top of the … Continue reading

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Manny Pacquiao: How a Boxing Champ became a Famous Hero

Manny Pacquiao is boxing and boxing is Manny Pacquiao. I am not a boxing fan nor will I ever be near as a boxing analyst but I know how to spot a great fighter. Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has been … Continue reading

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Famous Hero: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Advocacy on Worldwide Racial Equality

“Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.”               … Continue reading

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The Artist Hero

Can a painter be a hero? Was Van Gogh, for instance, a hero? Well, if you consider that in Van Gogh’s art he tried to give us the glory of the visual world in all its reverberating color, in all … Continue reading

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Heroes in Music

What is heroic about music? Well, creation is always an act of heroism, of laying yourself out there for the world: you and your work and your talent. In our survey in which we asked people to name their Heroes, … Continue reading

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Superheroes Speak to Us

Comic books are all about the heroic. The greatest comic-book writers reach people on a deeper level by making their superheroes more human: Batman became an avenger following the death of his parents. Superman is an orphan whose home planet … Continue reading

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A Hero for Today – Why?

I last wrote about the wide appeal that Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist of the hit book series and movie The Hunger Games. Something about her has touched girls and boys, men and women. She seems to exemplify a new kind … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Heroes

Rock and roll hero. A song by Meat Loaf. The headline of a New York Times appreciation about the late songwriter Jerry Lieber (who co-wrote with Mike Stoller the song “Hound Dog,” a seminal early hit for Elvis Presley). Any … Continue reading

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Musical Heroes: Was Mozart One of Them?

Let’s consider Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Was he a Hero?  I definitely think so. Why? Because his music speaks so deeply to so many people. Mozart’s music touched listeners when he was a child prodigy and budding composer (he wrote his … Continue reading

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The Everywhere Hero

We’ve mentioned mythological and historical and mythological heroes such as Hercules and Cleopatra. Throughout history, we’ve had historical Heroes who might have been national leaders, such a George Washington, or religious-national leaders, such as Joan of Arc, war heroes such … Continue reading

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