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More Heroes in Literature

We look to literature to strengthen or inspire our notion of heroes. For some people, literary heroes can be quite controversial, or even anti-heroic (think of Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye or Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair). … Continue reading

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Heroes in Literature

Literature, like movies, has given us memorable heroes who speak to different eras in different ways. Let’s look at heroes this week who come from the world of fiction. Literary heroes might have a longer shelf-life than certain movie icons, … 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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