Tragic Hero: Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born in Houston, Texas on September 4th in 1981. She began performing as early as seven years old. She went on to become a member of the singing girl group, Destiny’s Child. Throughout this chapter of her life, her popularity soared. In fact, according to Rolling Stone, it was becoming, “increasingly clear that Destiny's Child was intended as Beyoncé's showcase. Later, the group was disbanded and her career as an independent woman took off. As a famous woman who stands for gender equality, Beyoncé is definitely a proto-feminist hero, an example of the “other” hero and perhaps even an apocalyptic hero. Feminism gets a bad reputation sometimes. Specifically, feminism and “man-hating” are often interchangeable…show more content…
In this way, I would argue that she could be considered an apocalyptic hero because she fights for equality, something that many people still don’t have. This issue may be almost nonexistent in many people’s lives, but for others, it’s still a huge problem. In 2008, Beyoncé married millionaire rapper, Jay-Z and they soon became America’s power couple of the music industry. But even as a married woman, Beyoncé still continues to voice her need for independence. In her song, “Bow Down”, she sings, “I took some time to live my life, but don't think I'm just his little wife.” This is just one example of how she refuses to be hidden in the shadow of a man. She can stand out and be her own…show more content…
Beyoncé stands out as the “other” hero because of her power and influence. She influences so many people through her music, like with the songs I mentioned before and the many others she’s written so far. But she also does this through the way she chooses to share her life. For Beyoncé and Jay-Z fans, it’s probably no secret that they are incredibly discreet when it comes to their relationship. They both rarely speak about each other in public. But according to a 2008 article from MTV, she revealed why in an interview with Essence magazine, saying, “I feel that, especially now, with the Internet and paparazzi and camera phones, it’s so difficult to maintain mystery And that’s so important. Even in a relationship, I feel like not being that accessible is really important. . What Jay and I have is real. It’s not about interviews or getting the right photo op. It’s real.” When they got married, the reception was incredibly private and no photos were ever released. They even go as far as not wearing their rings in public. They both have the Roman numeral “IV” tattooed on their ring fingers as a permanent symbol, but even the reasons for that is private. 5 When their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter was born 2012, photos of her were very rare. Even now, when Beyoncé Instagram’s a photo of her daughter, her face is always

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