A hero is an individual who in the opinion of others, has exceptional achievements, abilities or personal qualities, and is considered as a role model
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A hero is an individual who in the opinion of others, has exceptional achievements, abilities or personal qualities, and is considered as a role model. A hero is a genuine person who cares for the well-being and prosperity of others without seeking for fame. Someone who goes beyond societal norms and expectations. Heroes are important because they give people something to aspire for, provide hope and meaning to people’s lives. In the movie “Truman Show” the leading actor-Truman Burbank in the film is the hero. Truman Burbank is a 29-year-old, insurance salesman, who lives in a prosperous town called Seahaven, which is located on an island, probably off the coast of Florida. Truman is a sincere and kind person who begins to suspect that there is something strange going on in his life. He gradually learns the truth that he has been his entire life has been filmed for a television show that is broadcasted 24 hours daily. All the people he knows are professional actors who are paid to be part of his life. Discussed below are reasons why Truman Burbank is the hero in the movie “Truman show. “
Truman is a courageous individual. He has a phobia of water. This fear started when Truman was young. When he was young, he witnessed his father drown in a storm. As a consequence, he developed paranoia for traveling in water. The producer of the movie wanted Truman never to leave the island. Eventually, Truman becomes determined to leave the island. He had never left the island before. He is willing to go and look for the girl she once loved. Despite the producer manipulating the weather conditions to the extreme, Truman is not frightened to continue with his mission of leaving the island.
Truman is dedicated and trustworthy. At work, Truman appears dedicated and honest, although he is “secretly” trying to create a picture of his lost love, Laureen, from models in magazine ads. Even though many years had gone since he last saw the girl she loved, he was still determined to look for her. In another instance, every means of transport was blocked. Cars, buses, and boats were no allowed to leave the island. Truman, because of his determination, seek different alternative of escaping from the island. At this point, Truman’s past comes back to him, and reminds him why it’s so difficult to...