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What Makes a Hero? - Matthew Winkler
Heroic character types.
Pearson, C.S. (1991). Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World, CA: HarperSanFrancisco
Books About Heroes
Call Number: 809.933 Bur
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
This title examines the role and theme of the hero archetype in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "12 Years a Slave", "The Scarlet Letter", and "Little Women". It features four analysis papers that consider the hero theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.
The Hero's Journey by
Call Number: 809.933 Blo
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Contains twenty critical essays that explore the role of the hero's journey in various literary works.
The Hero's Trail by
Call Number: 170 BAR
Publication Date: 2002-09-16
Explores how to lead a heroic life, facing challenges with courage, strength of character, and wisdom, much as a hiker uses those qualities on a challenging trail.
Call Number: 270 SAL
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
A collection of stories of outstanding men and women who have accomplished great things, frequently despite nearly impossible odds. Some of them are widely famous, others are relatively obscure. Some are contemporary, others lived in the distant past.
Young Heroes in World History by
Call Number: 920 BER
Publication Date: 1999-08-30
Profiles seventeen young men and women, ranging in age from twelve to twenty-three, who had a large impact on world history.
Forgotten Heroes by
Call Number: 920 FOR
Publication Date: 1998-09-17
Thirty-five famous American historians tell the stories of forgotten heroes that have made major contributions to United States history.