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Literary Hero Discussion

Heroes and how we understand them are frequently influenced by the society in which they live or the times and events within their life spans. Create four visually dynamic slides that study the make-up of these heroes. (Tie the elements of the presentation together. Include supporting rationale for making your selections). Use your research to draw specific conclusions about actual events which shaped their image. Use your judgment to make comments regarding their perspective on life which is central to their works. Compare and contrast these four figures. Elaborate in detail why you chose the figures you selected.

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First, Anne Frank epitomized heroic qualities for her courage, wit, insights, love, and faith during a time of evil, persecution, and injustice. She defied death by using her diary to chronicle not only the pain associated with the Holocaust but also the small, universal moments in life. The oppressed, ruthless society in which she lived definitely influenced her character and heroism. Research shows how she is heroic because she reinforced "the right to live and question and hope for the future of human beings" (
How we understand her is directly influenced by the era and society in which she lived. Because of the secretive and courageous nature of her diary account, she is admired her more. Her youth also makes her even more heroic because she possessed such fortitude and profound insights at such a young age. In order to create four visually dynamic slides about her, please refer to some of ...

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Four literary heroes are briefly explained.