Eudora Welty The Ideal Hero

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The Ideal Hero Eudora Welty makes it obvious that old Phoenix Jackson is a modern hero compared to any mythology that has come out of old greek lore. A well rounded former slave goes on a quest to pick up medicine for her dying grandson, certainly a unique hero but a hero nonetheless. In the ideas of Joseph Campbell hero’s of the greek time had a checklist of things that truly made them considered a hero. For modern day heros the idea of this fitting them isn’t too odd of an idea in fact many modern day heroes full this chart too. But a few of these really stand out and could be buried in the past and really express that times have changed. The one that really pops out is that heroes tend to be male, while this still may be somewhat be true

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