Essays Tagged: "american hero"

Charles Lindbergh

s who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in Fra ... international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an American hero. A record of his happiness and success exists in the material form of his plane hangin ...

(9 pages) 102 0 3.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the mos ... agues. I would not however recommend this book to someone just looking to learn a little about this American icon. There are many books that would do this in far fewer pages, and most would probably c ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Title: What it means to be an American hero

What does it mean to be an American hero? Well, it depends on how you look at it. Some people, many people, see American heroes ... t. Some people, many people, see American heroes as strong, courageous, famous person. Me, I see an American hero as an everyday person.Some heroes may be presidents, cops, or military fighting people ... m had the courage to kill all those people. Although these people are Afghan or Iraqui heroes, many American heroes have the same traits.George Washington is a historical American figure that helps de ...

(1 pages) 68 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing


Who is my American hero? Well, he's not famous like Martin Luther King, Jr., nor is he a president like George ... eps a roof over my head. I learned everything I know with the help of my dad and that's why he's my American hero.He isn't a super hero like Superman and he's not a super villain like Lex Luther, eith ... ude and problem solving. I can now handle even the most extreme problems more calmly and clearly.My American hero is my dad even though he isn't special to everyone; he is special to me. You never kno ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.

Compared to third world countries, America is a golden land of opportunities where the "American Dream" can actually solidify into reality for immigrants as well as American citizens. This ... d dedication. In Arthur Miller's tragedy Death of a Salesman, the Loman family fails to achieve the American Dream because they accepted the delusion that success is obtained through superficial means ... igence and moral values prove to be their reason of triumph in the business world.Willy desires the American Dream but is unable to make it a reality because he lacks the qualities of the "American He ...

(4 pages) 144 1 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Autobiography of Malcom X.

The Autobiography Of Malcolm XAs told by Alex HaleyMalcolm X was an American hero. As the declaration of independence states, '"'All men are created equal.'"' This stat ... ldhood. Earl Little, Malcolm"'"s father was a supporter of Marcus Garvey. Marcus Garvey urged Black Americans to return to their original and rightful homes, Africa. Earl little was murdered at the ha ... owing distance between them and Malcolm. There was already friction between The Nation of Islam and American society and they dare not offend the media with some of Malcolm"'"s fiery preaches. Malcolm ...

(4 pages) 136 1 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

GI Joe and Barbie: Bad for self-esteem?

"The Real American Hero," this has been the phrase used to sell GI Joes since the 1964 release of the action f ... this has been the phrase used to sell GI Joes since the 1964 release of the action figure. The real American hero of what? The action figure is based off of a cartoon that's not real and the antagonis ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters


The American HeroThe American self-image is a much-argued subject. As a result of this the image of a he ... sult of this the image of a hero is also a standard. It is standard according to the view that this American society has on people. The way we judge others and ourselves has a lot to do with what soci ... . In the movie Casablanca, Rick Blaine who is played by Humphrey Bogart is the hero. Rick fit's the American image of a hero. He is what he is and not what others want him to be. The key to personal s ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Benedict Arnold: Revolutionary War Hero?

Contrary to common belief, Benedict Arnold contributed more towards the American cause than he detracted. Benedict Arnold was a celebrated General in the Revolutionary War, ... ral in the Revolutionary War, until his infamous mishap in 1780, which scarred his reputation as an American hero.Arnold lived from 1741 to 1801. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and later on, est ... im very wealthy. In 1767 he married Margaret Mansfield, who died in 1775.Benedict Arnold joined the American army in 1774 as a captain in the Connecticut militia. After the start of the Revolutionary ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Television And Violence

audience. But it is not. In fact, it is just another Saturday-morning special of GI Joe, "The Real American Hero," that I watched with my brother and cousins. We were religious followers of the show, ... sic level of life, children and adolescents. The modern-day extent of viewing by humans, especially Americans, is astronomical. Children begin to watch television at very early ages, often when they a ...

(9 pages) 100 0 3.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

What it is to be a hero in American Literature.

What exactly does it mean to be an American? This question has thousands of possible answers, all depending on the person. It is diffic ... terature when one's own opinion might differ. However, according to many novels and plays, to be an American, especially an American Hero, is to work an entire lifetime to reach the American Dream, th ... d hurt and frustration, yet at the end her lover commits suicide. She came so close to reaching the American Dream, and fell pathetically short. Jay Gatsby is the number one character in Americ ...

(3 pages) 35 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper - links to romanticism.

were very popular in Europe and in the United States because they didn't only introduced the first American hero as well as the "noble" savage, but also, enclosed adventure and quests. One of his mos ... about national, cultural, social, gender and racial equality.The Last of the Mohicans is set on the American frontier during the French and Indian War. The daughters of Colonel Monro, Alice and Cora, ...

(7 pages) 59 0 4.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An American Hero: Benjamin Franklin (works cited included)

y defines a hero as a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. Benjamin Franklin is an American hero and then some. His achievements have affected various aspects of American history. He ... uld stay in England for the next 15 years and act as an unofficial ambassador and spokesman for the American point of view.Franklin returned to Philadelphia on May 5, 1775 and he was then chosen to se ...

(4 pages) 49 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Little American Hero

Essay KingAmerican LitanyMrs. Director2/3/05Little American HeroAuthors have used American heroes through lite ... to society. In the novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain a 12 year old boy puts the American in American hero. Huck Finn possesses the three main characteristics of an American hero. H ... re in a fix, sure." Two instances where Huck shows bravery but being brave aren't all that makes an American hero. American heroes are also ingenious.Ingenuity is another quality that Huck has. He has ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Audi Murphy: The Real Hollywood Hero.

During World War II and its aftermath, Americans looked to Hollywood to provide them with heroes to reaffirm the "indestructible American s ... lywood answered America's request with a hero that truly encompassed all of the qualities of a real American hero. The hero's name was Audie Murphy. Audie served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France ... that was his true character, and he lived a life that reflected that. Audie Murphy remains the true American hero today because he lived as any great American should; he fought for his country, he cam ...

(9 pages) 39 0 4.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

A Hero On Canvas: George Washington as a General.

ugh battle. Being such a prominent figure he was painted several times so as to preserve him in our American history. Charles Willson Peale's Washington at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777 pai ... the paintings have the same subject and similar characteristics they are diverse in depicting this American hero.Against a smoky background filled with wounded and still fighting men, Washington stan ...

(3 pages) 31 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Colin Powell: An American Hero

An American hero can be a number of things. Often our heroes are war veterans, political figures, or sp ... or sports legends. Our heroes have made an accomplishment that sets them apart. Colin Powell is an American hero, he has seen war, accomplished what had never been done, and serviced the country.Coli ... . Bush appointed him to the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; he was the first African American to ever hold this position.Colin Powell is a true American hero who fought bravely for his ...

(2 pages) 23 1 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Modern American Heroes

MODERN AMERICAN HEROES Heroes are someone everyone admires and looks up to. Morals, values, and personal be ... s also fed millions of starving people all over the world. This man will probably continue to be an American hero until he dies. Another example of an American hero is Hilary Clinton. She has not only ... is just what she did. Now Hilary is the senator of New York, and is currently working hard to give American citizens what they deserve. The next example of a hero is not directly connected to the Uni ...

(2 pages) 11 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Use Of Stereotypes In Dr. No And Rising Sun

though Connery's character is actually representing Great Britain, he is your stereotypical popular American hero. He doesn't possess any superpowers and he doesn't wear a mask and cape, so why is he ...

(2 pages) 825 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Lakshmana and Colonel Shaw: Heroes Through Trust "Ramayana," a Hindus myth, and Glory an American myth, both contain heroes who possess the trait of loyalty. Lakshmana shows loyalty by foll ... om is Colonel Shaw, who fights and dies for his country. Because of his loyalty, Colonel Shaw is an American hero. Thus both Lakshmana and Colonel Shaw are heroes to their respective cultures because ... e could exhibit the trait of loyalty by cleaning up our environment. Colonel Shaw, the hero for the American people, would have also been a role model, teaching them to fight for what they stand and b ...

(1 pages) 13 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers