As some of you all know, I have full-time job, 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday. Being able to complete my studies while working 8 hours a day can get really exhausting and at times frustrating. Digital Rhetoric has been a course that has helped me learn and experience so many different things. I was able to step out of my comfort zone a few times throughout the semester just with certain projects that were created. I understand a lot more when it comes down to the creation aspect of creating a multimodal blog post. Your audience is the key. They look at how the design comes to life, as well as if the content is strong enough to inform or is it even persuasive enough to read past the first paragraph. My classmates have been really helpful with guidance on what did work and what did not work when we had our workshops during the semester. Informing about mistakes made and provided great feedback on how I could solve those mistakes. I am very happy with the knowledge I was able to gain since starting this class in January.
It’s no mystery that I will always look at my parents and my grandmother as my heroic figures. I mean, you can’t blame them. No matter what, they have always been by my side through thick and thin. There have been plenty of times where I made the decision to act out and not listen to anyone. They were the ones that made sure I finally got my ACT together, so that I could become the woman I am today.
However, I have developed a strong heroic like for one of my favorite television host, Ellen DeGeneres. She’s a hero due to the fact that she carries majority of the characteristics that heroes develop. Once again, heroes are not born, they are built into it. Ellen is a role model that would give the shirt off her back if she needed to. She always giving to different charities and schools, that help kids in the future to attend college. No matter how many times you watch her show, expect to have tears in your eyes by the end of the show.
Our minds swirl of who we consider to take that role in our lives. No matter the age limit, we all look up to someone. Below I created an infographic from the information gathered while speaking with others. As you can see, when the ages increase, the more realistic figures come to mind. Not saying that an adult could never look at batman or wonder woman as their hero figure, but thinking from a realistic standpoint, figures who have made themselves known for their heroic stances are the ones you see adults lean towards more.
Have you ever heard of being Altruistic? The sense of not being unselfish and having the concern of others well-being. Lets take a look at those who have shown these characteristics and dedication throughout their lives.
When we think of hero, our minds are swirling of who we consider to take that role in our lives. No matter the age limit, we all look up to someone whether they’re fictional or non fictional. Below I created an infographic from the information gathered while speaking with others. As you can see, when the ages increase, the more realistic figures come to mind. Not saying that an adult could never look at batman or wonder woman as their hero, but thinking from a realistic standpoint, figures who have made themselves known for their heroic stances are the ones you see adults lean towards more.
Heroes are not born, they are built. According to OutsideLine, the Greeks didn’t just sit around hoping that heroes to make an appearance. They built their own. They strongly believed that heroism was an art, and not an accident. This with skills passed down form one another. For them, being a hero was not about being brave; it was about having so much confidence that bravery wasn’t even going to be an issue. For this experience, I did a quick survey to get the opinions from others from different age groups and their view points on who is considered heroic to them. With the same questions asked, I did get different answers and opinions that I would expect them to provide, just based on the age gap. With this, we see that each person or character stated, had to be built into that heroic figure just like the article explained.
Now, that you were able to see the results from the interview, lets take a look at who sees who as their heroic figure.
When we think of the term hero, a variety of figures come to mind. As a child, its very common to have fictional characters as our heroes. As teenagers we lean towards entertainers/celebrities and as we become mature adults, historic figures are who we look up to and want to learn more about. For this article I want to go beyond and discuss/get the opinions from individuals on who they considered as their very own heroic figure. Experience different historic areas where these figures have called home or onsite exhibits that are able to allow me to go deeper into my research. Being a hero does not mean that it must come with some type of celebrity status, Just the smallest act of bravery can have an effect of someone.
Below are a some research links that I have come across to get started with my article:
- What really happened with the Titanic?
- Sleep Paralysis
- Pet Peeves
- Heroic Figures
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