Three types of heros-different hero models
1. Classical hero
The warrior who achieves mighty works with great valor all beyond normal men with divine help
2. Christian saint hero
The person who achieves mighty works with divine help helping others at sacrifice of self
3. Patriot hero
The warrior who achieves mighty works with great courage above and beyond the call of duty in war–or in peacetime service to country/society (here is where secular service can be heroic)
When we use the word we need not worry about the real meaning of the word or what the word means to me because we cansaywhich type we mean.
Name a hero in one of these types and explain why that person was a hero of that type.
Note–a contemporary hero means one who wears modern clothes or futuristic clothes (like Star Wars).
Are heroes the same as heroes? Can a hero be a celebrity and vice versa? Does one include the other?
Good tricks good deceptions?
A trickster is often the hero of a myth or other story–though a trick can be deceptive. When is something evil as opposed to a mere trick? (Please do not say it is because a mere trick does not have serious consequences–it can and often does.) Apart from consequences how is a deceptive trick not always evil?
[This might be connected to moral questions. For instance it is the duty of military officers to deceive the enemy about their plans and movements–this is not immoral is it? That sort of trick is expected and required. It is the same with plain clothes policemen etc. And an athlete can fake a pass to deceive…]