Heroes & Celebrities  Real or imaginary people who  represent a society’s ideals &                       concerns
Popular American Heroes Common men and women who rise to  great heights of achievement Reinforce myths
Functions of Popular Heroes Provide concrete images of what  everyone can strive to be Represent a perfected member of t...
Types of Popular Heroes   Citizen-heroes    • Real or imagined    • embody values of Democracy   Rogue-heroes    • Real ...
Types I: citizen heroes   Possess exceptional mental or physical    gifts   Possess qualities society values   Serves a...
Characteristics of Popular       American Heroes Demonstrate modesty Rise from commonplace origins Engage in everyday a...
Heroes & celebrities
Heroes & celebrities
Heroes & celebrities
Heroes & celebrities
Heroes & celebrities
Heroes & celebrities
Heroes & celebrities
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Heroes & celebrities

  1. 1. Heroes & Celebrities Real or imaginary people who represent a society’s ideals & concerns
  2. 2. Popular American Heroes Common men and women who rise to great heights of achievement Reinforce myths
  3. 3. Functions of Popular Heroes Provide concrete images of what everyone can strive to be Represent a perfected member of the culture Represent the ideals of the culture
  4. 4. Types of Popular Heroes Citizen-heroes • Real or imagined • embody values of Democracy Rogue-heroes • Real or imagined • Represent Individual freedom
  5. 5. Types I: citizen heroes Possess exceptional mental or physical gifts Possess qualities society values Serves and defends mainstream society
  6. 6. Characteristics of Popular American Heroes Demonstrate modesty Rise from commonplace origins Engage in everyday activities and events

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