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protagonist

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idol

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a person revered especially for noble courage

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a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

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the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

someone who fights for a cause

Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits

(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her

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a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments)

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Whereas in pre-twentieth-century texts "[s]oon after she accepts the man in the love plot, the female hero becomes a heroine, and the story ends" (DuPlessis 1985:8), twentieth-century texts have given the female protagonist more differentiated roles.
It is my contention that Alexandra is an enduring female hero who shifts the reader's perceptions of heroism, greatness, and nobility.
If we readjust our vision as we re-read these texts, we might see how Gregory has fashioned the female hero on a journey of discovery.
Image of money: Cultural drift, capitalist fantasy and the prime-time female hero.
That Janie is the only female hero does not mean, however, that women cannot be heroes or that Hurston must imagine herself in masculine terms in order to assert her individualism.
But Fugard's female hero draws reluctant admiration from Dominee Marius Byleveld at the end as he acknowledges her vision and retreats from her life: 'There is more light in you than in all your candles put together' (p.
A female Hero with studded tights, a princess bouffant and a giant condom shield.
DC also brags of having more comic books featuring female leads than any other company, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, the Joker's paramour, and Wonder Woman, the longest-running comic book with a female hero.
Alan McMicheal, a "quiet, shy, thoughtful kind of stoic, taciturn, very learned guy who is madly in love with the female hero.
I wanted to showcase a different kind of female hero, and have many ethnicities and backgrounds represented.
But Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture is the new female hero.
The bodies of both Neo and Trinity (the female hero in the film) resist stereotypically masculine and feminine appearance, suggesting for the author "gender twists" that represent "a reflection of our current times" (188).
After the aborted Claire's Hat (2001) McDonald again takes on a female hero in his exploration of the dangerous contradictions that inform public consciousness.
In particular, I would ask the question, How far has the potential female hero got since Mansfield?
Alan McMichael, a "quiet, shy, thoughtful kind of stoic, taciturn, very learned guy who is madly in love with the female hero.