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ok i have been reading something on amazon and thought of sharing
what makes a hero/heroine?
there are some heroes we love more than others,sometimes they have brown eyes and sometimes blue, sometimes they have lots of muscles and sometimes just the twinkle of eyes makes wonder for us isn't it ?
then there are heroines, the damsels in distress or the fiesty ones.
some wants us to knock some sense in her and other are so funny that we want to kiss her too !
so what makes a perfect hero/heroine in a romance for you?
what makes a not so perfect hero/heroine for you?
okay about the perfect part i will let you all decide because i drool over 90% heroes and ignore the heroine in a romance novel but about the not so perfect part when hero is 40 and heroine is 20 that makes me go ballastic, i hate those kind of age differences
i love it when the hero is protective but overbearing is so not my thing
and i hate TSTL = too stupid to live kind of heroines who atrract troubles like magnets and always acts like damsels in distress ... get some spunk woman!
so what's your take ?
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ok so many mixed reviews .. we have alpha lovers.. then we have beta underog lovers .. and rake lovers and so much
well yes sometimes some alpha heroes are found to be claustrophobic and the damsels in distress whinning but there are times when damsels in distresses work and the kick ass heroines feel repetative
and well me too a fan of alpha heroes .. i like a guy who carries himself with lots of confidence..
i used to be a historical fan .. johanna lindsey and all . but bodicerippers and historicals are now out of my list .. i feel gagged at heroes who force themselves on heroine and has to rape her 3 times to get her to love him and i hate those heroine also who go willingly to someone who has humiliated her in the worst possible way
i must say i don't like violent men .. but there is one author who makes me love violent bad men who can even hurt the heoines.. its ANNE STUART ... the ice series has the worst alpha .. confident . obnoxious men .. but man i fell in love with them can't help .. maybe its the author and the atmosphere ...
anyway i now found a new author that is ... PAULA GRAVES .. who writes good heroes .. good heroines and extreme atmosphere ... huh her description of smoky hills and danger makes me fall in love ... ..will be back with more .. !!
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Its stages are:
1. THE ORDINARY WORLD. The hero, uneasy, uncomfortable or unaware, is introduced sympathetically so the audience can identify with the situation or dilemma. The hero is shown against a background of environment, heredity, and personal history. Some kind of polarity in the hero's life is pulling in different directions and causing stress.
2. THE CALL TO ADVENTURE. Something shakes up the situation, either from external pressures or from something rising up from deep within, so the hero must face the beginnings of change.
3. REFUSAL OF THE CALL. The hero feels the fear of the unknown and tries to turn away from the adventure, however briefly. Alternately, another character may express the uncertainty and danger ahead.
4. MEETING WITH THE MENTOR. The hero comes across a seasoned traveler of the worlds who gives him or her training, equipment, or advice that will help on the journey. Or the hero reaches within to a source of courage and wisdom.
5. CROSSING THE THRESHOLD. At the end of Act One, the hero commits to leaving the Ordinary World and entering a new region or condition with unfamiliar rules and values.
6. TESTS, ALLIES AND ENEMIES. The hero is tested and sorts out allegiances in the Special World.
7. APPROACH. The hero and newfound allies prepare for the major challenge in the Special world.
8. THE ORDEAL. Near the middle of the story, the hero enters a central space in the Special World and confronts death or faces his or her greatest fear. Out of the moment of death comes a new life.
9. THE REWARD. The hero takes possession of the treasure won by facing death. There may be celebration, but there is also danger of losing the treasure again.
10. THE ROAD BACK. About three-fourths of the way through the story, the hero is driven to complete the adventure, leaving the Special World to be sure the treasure is brought home. Often a chase scene signals the urgency and danger of the mission.
11. THE RESURRECTION. At the climax, the hero is severely tested once more on the threshold of home. He or she is purified by a last sacrifice, another moment of death and rebirth, but on a higher and more complete level. By the hero's action, the polarities that were in conflict at the beginning are finally resolved.
12. RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR. The hero returns home or continues the journey, bearing some element of the treasure that has the power to transform the world as the hero has been transformed.
it's really interesting to me how the hero's journey has made it's way throughout the world and has been integrated in almost every society throughout the world. It's worth checking out, and definitely scores me a lot of points in my Lit classes and on my Lit papers when I identify and discuss the stages a hero goes through in Joseph Campbell's language
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