Who Is The Hero Essay

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Movies have evolved a great deal since the days when a couple fighting scenes and a small love story satisfied audiences. Today movie plots are much more complicated and have much more action, thanks to modern day technologies. Although these new technologies seem to make movies increasingly complicated, some crucial roles in movies will never change. One thing that has remained constant in the film industry is the role of the hero. No matter what the genera of the film and or when the film was made the hero’s always share similar characteristics and are put through similar series of tests to prove their heroism. When these tests are completed it seems to pull ...view middle of the document...

     One of the first tests in both films that the hero’s endured was a test of their character strength. For example in the movie Shane even though Joe doubted him at the start he still sticks up for him when Ryker harasses him because that is what he believes in. This is similar to Ripley’s situation near the beginning of the movie Aliens. In the scene where Ripley is explaining orders to the Marines, even though she is made fun of and ridiculed she still goes with them because she strongly believes that the Aliens must be destroyed. This shows that even when made fun of or ridiculed hero’s in movies will always stand up for what they think is right. Even after being ridiculed or made fun of the hero’s in both movies were willing to help.
     Another test of heroism in both the movies is the ability to help. In movies the hero is always willing to help even when he or she does not have to and he or she is always a good helper. This is illustrated in both movies. In the movie Aliens it is illustrated when they are loading the drop ship up in preparation for the battle.
Ripley:     I feel like kind of a fifth wheel around here is there anything I can do to help.
In this scene even though Ripley does not have to help she still volunteers. And when she does help the marines are amazed at her ability to help. Similarly in the movie Shane this is illustrated when Shane helps Joe take out the stump he has been working on removing for years. Being a good helper adds to the qualities of a hero because it shows the audience that the “hero” is good and always willing to go the extra mile to help others. This in turn helps the audience trust the hero.
     One of the most important qualities that a hero must have is trustworthiness and loyalty. Although there are many small things that help us build trust in movie hero’s there is usually one major event that proves the hero’s loyalty. In the movie Shane proves his loyalty when he goes to fight Ryker. This proves that Shane loyal to the homesteaders because he is willing to give up life ( and life itself)...

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