Monday, September 25, 2006

Moving on

Well, we have passed the hump and are moving on towards the latter half of the first nine weeks. Don't forget some important deadlines:

Narrative 2nd draft due tomorrow!!!!
Revisions of College essay due Sunday by midnight!!!

Here is your question for today-
Who is your hero? Do you have one? Do you believe in heroes? What movies or TV shows have you seen that exemplify heroic characters?

51 comments:

BrookingP5 said...

I definitely believe in heroes. They are good motivators and examples to follow. I'm not sure that I could name just one person who is my hero because there are a lot of people that I look up to in that way.

davids3 said...

My hero is my dad. I look up to him so much because he has been able to raise five kids and run a successfull buisness. He has done a great job of balancing his time between work and family. Yes I do believe in heroes because i think a hero is someone who you look up to the most. I think that most movies or TV shows exemplify heroic characters, but a great example is Hercules!

JodiS24 said...

I am not sure that I have a hero. I do believe in heroes, but I think that real heroes are regular people. A hero, to me, is someone who is a leader and admired by his or her peers and community. A hero does the right thing and is selfless in all aspects; they take risks and have a strong will in what they believe in. I can't really put my finger on a particular movie or tv show hero, but the character who displays these characteristics is most likely the hero.

adelleb3 said...

Through out my life I have had many people infulence me, but I don't think I have ever considered one single person to be my hero. My youth pastor has made a tremendous impact on my life through out the 5 years that I have gotten to know him. But the one person who I have always looked up to is my older brother. He has always been someone who will truly think about his beliefs and question them until he know where he stands. He is also very determined in everything he does. As a senior in college he is already becoming very successful in moving up the ladder of his career.

Ianr3 said...

I don't think that I have a real hereo. There is definitely never anyone who has been a hero for me in a life or death situation. Someone who I feel like who was a hero though was Oscar Schindler. He saved hundreds of jews by doing the littlest work. Even though at first it wasn't his goal, he saved and affected many jews and many generation of jews to come. There is a movie about him, so that is one movie that exemplifies a heroic character.

MaryEvelynP3 said...

I am not sure I really have a hero. I think the closest thing I have is my Mom. My mom is more of a role model than a hero. She has set a beautiful example for me my entire life. She lives life fully and with patience and kindness. She has taught me so much. For all of this, I suppose she is my hero.

jessanneh3 said...

I am not really sure who I would say that my hero is. But, I do who has been a great inspiration to me in my life, my brother. He has helped shape me into the person that I am today. He has been more than a big brother to me, but also my best friend. He has helped me throughout many life learning experiences and situations. He has always been there for me and I know that he always will be there for me. I love him so much !!!

DavidW3 said...

My hero is my great grandfather who passed away fighting for the US in World War II. I believe in heros because people look up to people who do things that other may not do like die for a country, risk their life for others, and give a body organ like a kidney to others. The show 24 has a character named Jack Bauer who exemplifies heroic characters. He saves the US and other countries from terrorist and other threats to society.

BeckyR5 said...

My hero would be my dad. He is always there for me during the hard times and is a shoulder to lean. He is always happy and is a hard worker and hope to be as successful as him in my lifetime. Im not sure what specific movie this would apply to, but it applies to the movie of my life.

chuckw7 said...

I dont really have a hero in my life right now. I definitely believe in heroes and I also think that the hero one chooses depends on what that person is going through in their life. Superman and Batman are both movies that exemplify heroes. Batman is just an ordinary man who goes out of his way to make Gotham a better and cleaner city. Superman, although he has power to fly and is really strong, still could live his life like a normal person. Instead he risks his life for ordinary people which is why he is a hero to the people.

RyanL5 said...

I dont have a main hero, but if i was to choose one i would most likely choose Jack Bauer from the show 24. He is a tough agent who can get anything from anyone whenever he wants to. He is also in the movie The Sentinal where he is also an agent that protects the president. He is in A Few Good Men to as a aid to a genral. But it is hard not to like Kiefer Sutherland. Every role he plays displays him as a kick butt kind of person.

merrittb5 said...

My hero is my grandfather. He had a stroke about three years ago and he has been fighting to live everyday. It just amazes me sometimes how he can keep that bright smile on his face and keep on fighting. People everyday come up to me and tell me how he has impacted their lives. Its awesome to know that my grandfather was such a great man. I hope that I can live half the life he lived.

WilliamH5 said...

I dont have any heros. I believe that some people may have a heros. I just dont really have a hero because no one seems to be a hero to me. If I had a hero it would be spider man.

Talc0s S. said...

I know it's kind of stupid to say, but I'd have to make my hero Atticus Finch, particuarly as portrayed by Gregory Peck.

Ultimately, I don't exactly believe in heroes. There are charismatic figures, leaders, and memorable people, but heroism is in all of the simple things in life that we manage to do for one another. Those things rarely recieve attention, but it makes most people heroes nonetheless.

Leigh W. 1 said...

I used to have a hero. Then I realized there is no one person to whom I can say I look up to in that persona. I believe that others may have heroes, but if they are human those people looking up to them need to remember that even humans make mistakes. Maybe the movie Braveheart is what I would see as a hero. Someone who would give anything for peace, but when they were called to act when no one else would they stepped to the challenge.

Ginger C said...

My hero is my mom. She is an incrediable lady who has inspired me to be just like her. Even though she has cancer, she is always puting me first and helping me anyway she can. She is always positive and has taught me to be the same. She still works when she could be at home which shows me she is a strong women. I think everyone has a hero. It might be someone even as simple as their mom or friends. A tv show I have seen that exemplies a hero is Oprah! I think she is amazing and so generous to everyone. She is never thinking soley of herself and looks out for others.

AshleyB5 said...

My hero would have to be an undisclosed person. This person has always been here for me whenever I've needed anything and always pulls through. Sure this person sometimes hurts me, but thats expected with someone who is at our age. If it wasn't for them I would have changed schools and try to start another life, but because of them helping me through my middle school and high school years I've learned a lot and have faced my problems and not run from them.

EleanorM1 said...

I do not have just one hero. I look up to different people who I view as heroic because they each have done something that changed my life drastically. I believe that everyone can be a hero in their own way, but many choose not to be. When I think of a movie inwhich displays a heroic character, I think of The Shawshank Redemption and The Patriot.

MattO3 said...

My hero is probably is probably Tim Wilkinson. He is completely selfless. When he himself was severely injured he insisted upon helping others. Trained as a paramedic he assisted others who were hurt even though he had a bullet wound through his leg. He saved the lives of four other people because of his selflessness.

JimW3 said...

It would be hard to pick out just one hero. I certainly believe in heroes and I know that heroes are made everyday, but I don't really look up to just one person. A hero doesn't have to be a person who does tremendous things all the time; a hero can be someone who only made one small choice that could change the lives of many others. Heroes are also not always the most well known for their actions. Lots of people can become heroes. For example, a lifeguard could save a child from drowning and he would be the hero of that child and the family but most likely people around wouldn't ever know about it.

HunterP3 said...

Heroes are extremely important as role models. Without someone to strive to, how is a person able to desire progress or have a reason to push themselves. Personally, I do not have a specific hero, but I somewhat have an idealistic, figurative person who has ended up where I would like be, who I use to motivate myself.

carolw7 said...

Though I certainly believe in heros, I don't personally have one. There are many people that I look up to, but none that I would really call a "hero". In movies, heros are often portrayed as beings that are beyond human, such as spiderman or Frodo Baggins. But there are certainly people who are heros in real life too. Personally, I think the term hero should be reserved only for people who did something really amazing, like save someone's life. But it doesn't even have to be a person. For example, when a dog keeps a young boy from drowning, the dog is a hero.

chriso5 said...

Like many people, I believe in heros. Also like many others, I don't think that I could name one person that I could call "my" hero. Heroes aren't just the building-jumping, spider-web-shooting people of the world. Heroes are made in everyday life by performing not so everyday things.

AllieB1 said...

I am not sure who I would say is my hero, but I do believe in them. My sister has always been a good role model for me but I wouldn't characterize her as my hero. A movie that exemplifies heroism is Superman.

FrankB3 said...

Raines is my hero. Just kidding. I don't think I have a hero. I have some quality role models but thats about it. Yes, I do believe in hero's. I think heros are important because they inspire people to be great. I think spider man is a hero. He made sacrifices.

MaryaliceL1 said...

I believe in heros, although im not sure i have one. I look up to many people but i wouldn't necessarily say they were a "hero". I look up to many people for different characteristics but not always as a whole. The closest person to a hero that i look up to would have to be my mom.

Michaelc3 said...

One of my heroes is the character Locke from the TV show "Lost". He is almost supernatural in that he almost never makes mistakes. He is very intelligent, and knows how to take care of himself and others. I think that this type of intelligence and generosity are trademarks of a good hero.

MeredithA3 said...

I would have to say that my hero is my mom. I can truely talk to her about anything and she will completly understand. She also works increadibly hard and she does so much for my family. She is my hero because even though she is going through some hard times, she can still enjoy life to its fullest. Her top priority has always been my sister and me. She has definitely inspired me to be a better person.

Jason R. 1 said...

I cannot say that i have one hero in my life. I do believe in heros, but i feel that so many people help me that i couldn't decide on only one person. Police officers are the greatest heros for some people. If they did not exist, our country would be in complete chaos. When i was younger i used to look up to Shaquille O'Neil when he played the magical genie in the movie KAZAAM. I always wanted to have a genie to come and save me from a dangerous situation.

SumerlinB7 said...

I think everyone should have someone to look up to, but not necessariy have a hero. Every person on Earth has faults, so viewing them as a perfect "hero" could be dangerous. The one person that I look up to the most is definitely Jesus Christ, simply because I believe that he was the perfect person and everyone should at least attempt to live their life following his example.

GuerryF1 said...

I do have heros such as my dad, but my favorite hero is less a hero but more of a role model. Brianne Goutal is one of the best junior riders in the country. Everone knows of her because of how well she rides. I look up to her because one day I would like to ride as well as she does, She also has great sportsmanship, which I believe is a very important quality to have.

JohnMM1 said...

My hero is definately my grandfather Lew Murray. Though he died last January he is still my inspiration. Born just before the depression, and living through World War II and the Cold War he worked his guts out everyday. He was a pharmacists and owned his own business. Poppa, as I called him, also had time for his family and relaxation. No matter how much older he was than me he always beat me in tennis. He also always owned a boat and would travel all over the gulf of mexico. Poppa was a deacon at Woodlawn United Methodist and worked ENDLESSLY at the food bank at the church. I would go with him during the summer and remember watching him work so hard for people too poor to get their own food. Through his work at the food ministry he brought so many people to know Christ even one time when I was right next to him. Nothing has ever touched me so much than at his funeral people gave over $1500 to the food bank in his name because they knew how much he loved it. Also knowing he is watching me and that I will see him when I die makes poppa my hero and greatest inspiration.
I think the show that has the best example of a hero is 24. Personally I do not like Jack, but i think he is a good worldly picture of a hero

willst5 said...

I love heroes. If I had to choose a personal favorite hero it would probably be Chris Pontius from the show Wildboyz. He has influenced me through my whole entire life showing me how to live a crazy, but at the same time wonderful life. I thank him greatly for what he has taught me.

eliseh1 said...

I believe in heroes. My heroe is my dad. He is a very successful in the medical feild, and he is an excellent role model. He is also a great father. It is hard to separate work, especially surgery, from a home life. I hope that one day i can be like my dad in more ways than one. I also think that movies and TV shows do a good job in depicting heroes.

Raineswel7 said...

My hero is superman. I like how he handles himself. He is always looking out for the good of others and not his own. I also like how one second he is just a normal guy, then the next he is a superhero. I also feel that everyone has a weakness and his is very obvious. He is from a different planet which is awesome!

adamso7 said...

Yes, there are such things as heroes. they help to motivate people and to bring people together. I have many heroes such as: family and some teachers. there are a great number of movies with heroic characters in them. The Matrix is an example with NEo being the hero of the last humans on Earth. Heroes are alive and among us everywhere.

MatthewH7 said...

I don't have a hero and I don't believe in a "hero" in the sense that they are made of something different than the rest of us. I think that a "hero" is just a regular person who stands up for what they believe in. Whether its fighting oppression, helping the underpriveledged, or just working hard to provide for your family. Heros are just normal people who do what they feel is right and necessary. No matter if their beliefs are considered good or evil by society, if that person believes that what they are doing is necessary then they are a hero. Some "heroic" characters would be V in V for Vendetta, and Connor and Murphy MacManus from Boondock Saints.

wesn7 said...

I believe that everyone has a hero. It may not be someone that they consider their "hero" per say, but they definatly have someone that they look up to and consider them something some what close to a hero. My hero would have to be my dad. I never really considered him to be my hero, but then again the more I think about it, the I realize that I do consider him that.

laceys7 said...

There are without a doubt heroes in every persons life. Of course, these heroes appear in many forms and at many stages in a person's life. When you are four, your hero may be your favorite caped crusader, but as you grow older and mature, your hero may be anyway, regardless of fame. A hero is anyone who influences your life in a drastic way that you sincerely respect them.

I don't think it is fair to give one person the title of my hero, as many people have influenced my life, but in the movie Life is Beautiful, the main character Guido Orefice exemplifies a hero. He is not famous or popular, but sacrifices everything for his wife and son while at a concentration camp during the Holocaust.

DJ B 5th said...

I can say, that i think it is good to have a hero, and most people probably have someone that they can call, a hero. I think that it is good for someone to have a hero, a hero can help inspire someone to achieve great things. there is not one person i can call my hero because i have many.

RitaCecilW3 said...

I suppose I would have to say that I believe in heroes. I believe they are out there, whether it is someone who rescues people, or just someone who a young kid looks up to. It might just be that you are a hero to someone else. Couldn't tell you that I have one person that is "my hero," but there a definitely many influences in my life. As for a TV or movie hero, there are so many, but the first one to come to mind would have to be Russel Crowe in Gladiator. Definitely. Period.

Baileym1 said...

I do not have a hero but i believe in them. A real hero is an ordinary person who does the right thing. I remember right after 9-11 firefighters were recognized as true heroes.

MatthewM1 said...

I believe in Heroes; however I’m not sure I have one. I look up to, and respect many people, but I’m not sure I can call them my Heroes. My uncle maybe, because he started off with nothing and literally got to where he is through hard physical work. He was a farmer. He is now a rich old man who sits around a lot and does nothing really but tell jokes, sit on his porch, and hunt when season is in. I'm not really sure if that qualifies as a hero, but it certainly deserves respect. And now that I really think about it a hero is a hard thing to define. I'm not sure it's something you can have a universal definition for, everyone sees it differently.

hali7 said...

I do not have a true hero. I feel anyone that can stand out in a time of need and help those people without being asked is a hero. Heroes are a special breed of people. You cannot be made a hero, you are born a hero. There are many movies that portray the hero image. One of those being the movie about the World Trade Towers. Those people that went into the burning buildings did not have to go in, but went in to try and save the lives of other people. Those are true heroes.

CamilleCo5 said...

Most people would say their hero is Superman or Batman or someone like that. I think a hero is a real and normal person that you look up to and admire or even just admire something about. It doesn't have to be anyone with super powers, but someone that maybe you strive to be someday. I don't have just one hero, but have many different people I admire for different qualities.

natalies7 said...

I definately believe in heroes, but it would be hard to say I have just one. There are many people I respect in different ways. My mom is one I consider heroic. She has many admirable characteristics as she is selfless and compassionate. In movies and literature, heros are sometimes portrayed as beyond human which is not always the case. Any ordinary person can be considered heroic based on the way he lives.

GrantM3 said...

I definitely believe in heroes. I look at my dad as a hero. He is albe to spend time at work and with us. He also has gone through a lot of hard time, but he is able to get through it. Seeing him able to get thorugh though hard time had made me look up at him as a hero.

JoannaS5 said...

Super heroes are a skewed dipiction of what a hero truly is. My grandfather, although recently deseased, is my hero. Despite our rebellious and ignorant attitudes, he strived to teach his seven grandchildren the better half of life. Life to him was ALL about attitude and from his influence i've come to realize that concept is true, if not for the world then just for me. For those reasons, my grandfather is my hero.

jonathang7 said...

i have many heroes, whether they are fictional or not. i would have to say that mace windu from star wars is one of my definate heroes. he is the ultimate character, because he has the mind of a jedi and the jedi capabilities, yet he is the most beastly of all jedi. and also sam jackson plays him in the movies.

thomasd said...

I myself believein heros. A hero doesn't have to have super natural abilitoes such as flying or laser vision. My hero is my dad. I try so hard to be just like him for many reasons. He is very successful in the brick business and is has an incredible reputation all over the country as a ceramic engineer. Watching him work is the main reason I strive to do well in school and get through college to follow his footsteps. That's what I think a hero really is, someone to look up to and keep you going.

gordonw7 said...

A hero of mine is my great grandfather who passed away fighting for the US in World War II. I believe in heros because people look up to people who do things that other may not do like die for a country, risk their life for others, and give a body organ like a kidney to others. Theres a character in 24, Jack Bauer, who exemplifies heroic characters. He saves the US and other countries from terrorist and other threats to society.