HUMALIT Final Project: Bookshare Review

For this final project I have decided to venture away from my original book for my reading blog which was “Game Of Thrones” and move on to a more familiar series in the eyes of the masses, the Harry Potter series. As a child, I was always intrigued by the concept of magic, witchcraft, and wizardry. Harry Potter puts this concept in 7 richly detailed books. To be honest all 7 of the books were extremely interesting and in my opinion was one of the most influential novels of fiction in the 21st century, but for the sake of this final project I’m limited only to choosing a book in which one of my classmates shared and this comes in the form of the last book of the Harry Potter series which is entitled “The Deathly Hallows”. Now I’m here to dissect the book piece by piece for better understanding, so hopefully you guys can keep up.

PART I: Historical biographical aspect

To start things off I’m gonna give a background of the author not just of The Deathly Hallows but of the entire Harry Potter series as well: J.K Rowling. Now we all know how popular the Harry Potter series is, but like all success stories you gotta start somewhere. My source in Wikipedia.org stated that Rowling finished her manuscript on the first book of the series, “the Philosophers stone” on an old manual typewriter, unfortunately she was rejected by 12 publishers as she submitted her manuscript. Obviously I couldn’t speak for how hard that must’ve been for her because I’m not an author, but considering how successful the Harry Potter series ended up being I find it extremely hard to believe that not one but 12 publishers rejected the manuscript. Eventually though, persistence won out. ” The Philosophers stone” eventually was accepted and published by editor Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury publishing house in London. With all this said, I could say that the rest is history.

PART II: A study of the elements.

1.) Setting

If you were a follower of either the books or the movie series you would all know where the Deathly Hallows was set. It was a time of turmoil for the Order of the Phoenix, as I have said for those of you who are familiar with the series you would instantly know who, rather what the Order of the Phoenix is. But to make the explanation of the setting easier I think it’s best that I explain what the Order is all about. The Order of the Phoenix is basically the resistance composed primarily of Hogwarts students and teachers against Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters, and the book is set in the waning days of their conflict.  The climatic battle is set in Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry which is the primary setting of the six books prior. In my opinion, it’s best to finish it where it everything started, in the confines of Hogwarts castle. The castle was heavily fortified by the Order of the Phoenix in preparation for the assault to be conducted by Lord Voldemort’s death eaters. You would think that because of their familiarity with their school, the students and teachers would have a genuine advantage over their adversaries. This wasn’t entirely true as both sides suffered a fairly equal amount of casualties during the battle.

2.) Plot

As I have said in the start in the setting, you’d have to be following the 6 books prior to know what the Deathly Hallows is all about. Harry Potter’s journey through Hogwarts has been a road filled with twists and turns and so many hazards in between. Harry has dealt with a lot at this point, for starters we all know the Death of his Parents have scarred him for life (both literally and figuratively in case you were wondering). To add to that, all the trials of being a student, relationships with his friends, performing well in his subjects. And don’t even get me started on Harry having to go through every summer living with his muggle (this is slang in the book for people who don’t believe in magic) aunt and uncle. However even with all this said, nothing can possibly prepare Harry for the conflict that will be presented in the Deathly Hallows. The story starts off in the aftermath of the death of Albus Dumbledore, who was the headmaster of Hogwarts before his untimely death. Dumbledore was regarded as one of the most powerful and wisest wizards in the Harry Potter universe and he was the only real match against the power of Lord Voldemort. His death was a major blow to the Order of the Phoenix and was a reason Harry and the other members of the Order of the Phoenix were in hiding. Despite all their disadvantages in the story the Order of the Phoenix did have 2 elements in the story that ultimately led to the demise of Voldemort and the Death Eaters. The Elder Wand and the element of deception respectively. I’m not here to spoil the story however, the climax and end of the story is for you figure out on your own. So for now, I leave you here.

3.)  Characters

Here we have the most vital aspect of any form of literature, the character is the driving force of any story long or short. They serve as the vessels of the authors creativity and sometimes the thorough analyzer can even reveal that sometimes these characters reflect the personalities of their own creators. The same principles apply to the Harry Potter series, the series may revolve around Harry but it thoroughly interacts with the characters he meets along the way. Whether it may be a character vital to the formation of the stories climax or a minor character that Harry simply runs into for just one chapter, all characters played a part vital to the authenticity of the entire series. Below are a list of characters encountered throughout the Deathly Hallows’ story arc. (I referred to: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/potter7/characters.html for some of the descriptions of the characters)

Harry Potter-  “The boy who lived”  Survived an attack by the Dark Lord Voldemort during his infancy. All that was left was a scar on his forehead as a souvenir of the attack, that is all in the past however as Harry is supposedly entering his final year at Hogwarts (it takes 7 years before you graduate) but decides to abstain and continue supporting the Order of the Phoenix. He is confident and courageous but shows flashes of doubt in times of trouble. He is the main character of not just the story, but the entire series.

Ron Weasley-  Harry’s best friend since the first book. Despite all the rough times they’re going through Ron has always remained loyal to Harry. He stood by his side in all the conflicts Harry has witnessed throughout the series. He along with Hermione Granger remain Harry’s most trusted allies throughout the deathly hallows.

Hermione Granger- One of Harry’s best friends and Ron Weasley’s girlfriend. She is the brains of the 3 and usually gets the highest in her classes. Like Ron she stuck by Harry’s side throughout the entire series, she is fiercely caring of her friends and has a no-nonsense approach, particularly on her studies.

Albus Dumbledore- Former headmaster of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and is widely regarded as one of the most powerful wizards in history before his untimely murder at the hands of Severus Snape. During Harry Potter’s earlier years at Hogwarts, Dumbledore served as a mentor to Harry but the twos relationship has been strained however, following the beginning of the war against Lord Voldemort.

Lord Voldemort- The primary antagonist of the series, Voldemort failed an attempt to kill Harry Potter during his infancy although he manged to kill Harry’s parents. When he went for the killing curse it somehow rebounded to him and left him half-dead thus sparing the infant Harry Potter. Since then he has slowly but surely been regaining and strength and gathering followers. He returns once more with one goal in mind, to kill Harry Potter and his allies and prove once and for all that he is the most powerful wizard of all time.

Severus Snape- A potions professor at Hogwarts. Snape was allegedly a double agent for the Order of the Phoenix, feigning allegiance to Voldemort’s death eaters until he subsequently “murdered” Albus Dumbledore at the climax of the prior book “The Half-Blood Prince”. Snape was apparently in love with Harry’s mother Lily throughout his years as a student at Hogwarts. Although, Lily eventually ended up with Harry’s Dad James, Snape’s love for Lily never really disappeared and the thought of her death at the hands of Lord Voldemort is something that continues to pain him.

To be honest, the Deathly Hallows has a host of characters that played a huge part in the formation of the story, but those I have revealed and detailed above are those who indeed influenced the flow of the story, in other words the story basically revolved around these specified characters. Below are some of the secondary characters that have played vital support to the main characters.

-ORDER OF THE PHOENIX-

Remus Lupin- Former defense against the dark arts teacher at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and member of the order of the Phoenix. He is friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione because he was their teacher during their 3rd year at Hogwarts. Lupin is a laid back wizard who holds a dark secret, he is in fact a werewolf. That secret was a big reason why he only lasted one year in hogwarts in his former stint.

Rubeus Hagrid- Harry Potter’s first friend as he was introduced to the world of wizardry. Hagrid sprung him out from the confines of his Aunt and Uncle and revealed to Harry that he was in fact a wizard. At this point in the book, he is trying to recruit giants to join the ranks of the Order of the Phoenix. A task that has unfortunately proved difficult for Hagrid to accomplish.

Neville Longbottom- A student of Hogwarts and a member of the Gryffindor house. (The house where Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are in as well). He is a friend of the trio and a member of the order of the phoenix, whom he joins primarily to avenge the death of his parents who was tortured and murdered at the hands of one of Voldemort’s followers, Bellatrix LeStrange.

Fred and George Weasley- The twin brothers of Ron, Fred and George have been known to be the “pranksters” of Hogwarts and both have a talent for creating mischief and mayhem. They are trusted allies of Ron, Harry, and Hermione, and continue to aid the Order of the Phoenix.

Arthur and Molly Weasley- The parents of Ron. Aside from watching out for Ron’s interests, Ron’s parents have been a father and mother figure to Harry and at times Hermione. They have been sheltering Harry from Lord Voldemort’s followers and will do their best to defend him, Ron, and Hermione from the dark lord.

“Mad eye” Moody- Former defense against the Dark arts professor at Hogwarts. (He succeeded Remus Lupin) He is called “mad eye” because one of his eyes is mechanical. He is an experienced combatant of dark wizards (clearly observed through his facial scars and his missing eye that was replaced by the mechanical one) and is a valuable ally of the Order of the Phoenix.

Sirius Black- Harry Potter’s godfather. Black was originally the best man of James and Lily Potter’s (Harry’s parents) wedding. He was their most trusted ally until of course their untimely demise at the hands of Lord Voldemort. Black was wrongfully accused of betraying James and Lily and was locked up in the wizard prison of Azkaban. He escaped by Harry’s third year at Hogwarts and after introducing himself to Harry, formed a very strong relationship with him. Unfortunately he met his demise towards the climax of the 5th novel of the series “Order of the Phoenix” ironically at the hands of his cousin, Bellatrix LeStange.

-DEATH EATERS-

Bellatrix LeSrange- Voldemort’s apparent “second in command” and for good reason too. Bellatrix is a ruthless witch who has caused the murders of countless of innocent witches and wizards including Neville Longbottom’s parents and Harry Potter’s godfather Sirius Black. She has a short-fuse and a desire to kill, which makes her one of the deadliest adversaries of the Order of the Phoenix.

Draco Malfoy- Harry’s rival and one of Hogwarts’ well known students. Draco is a member of the Slytherin house and has long since clashed horns with Harry since their 1st year at Hogwarts. He is as arrogant as he is cocky and is apparently jealous of all the attention Harry receives which led to his hatred of him.

Lucius Malfoy- The father of Draco Malfoy. Lucius is one of Voldemort’s most trusted allies primarily because of his loyalty to Voldemort and the Slytherin house.

4.) Conflict

If I were to reveal every sort of conflict in the entire series, I simply would not have enough time to do so because of the time restrictions this final project poses. But yes, the deathly hallows has a gold-mine of conflicts that I can choose from. This is all thanks to the rich assortment of characters the novel provides. For the sake of clarity however and so that there is no confusion I’ll only point out the conflicts that I have observed, and if there are some notable conflicts that I have missed and did not point out, I apologize.

Man versus man

To me this is the most typical and basic form of conflict that stories represent. The classic “hero versus villain” theme has always caught the eye of audiences and Harry Potter is no different. Obviously the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the man versus man conflict in the Harry Potter series is his conflict with Voldemort. The fact that Voldemort killed Harry’s parents and wants him dead as well instantly sparks a conflict between the two. And this conflict serves as the foundation of the Harry Potter series and has paved the way for the success of the book. Throughout the Deathly Hallows, Harry is forced to make difficult decisions because of the pressure lord Voldemort applies to him each passing day. He plays numerous “mind games” with Harry in the hope to rattle him into submission. All this however, is just to set up an explosive climax that is just bound to amaze readers and is definitely worth the wait.

Man versus self

In my opinion the Man versus self concept is a given in almost every form of literary work that has conflict present in it. Human emotion is something that is very complicated, and it is something that can empower us to do great or horrible things. We all know the phrase “mind over matter” and to me that exactly is what man versus self is all about. The mind is a very powerful influence in everything that we do and the events that transpire in the Deathly Hallows is no different. I have pointed out in my prior paragraph that Voldemort has subjected Harry to numerous mind games in order to break his will, and to add to that whenever Harry experiences some self-doubt or discouragement whenever he has to get things done, this is usually not in Harry’s character because he is usually collected and confident in everything he does. That fact points out how powerful the human mind is in influencing us, and presents the cases of man versus self conflict throughout the story.

5.) Point of view

The Harry Potter series as I have pointed out numerous times, has a vast lineup of characters. Some of these characters have more of a significant impact to the story as others, but because of this abundance in numbers, the Harry Potter series it told primarily from a third-person perspective. To be specific a thirdperson omniscient perspective, primarily because it is not only told from Harry’s point of view but sometimes delves into the thought and emotion of other characters. This to me is what makes the Harry Potter series one of the more authentic novels of fiction because it also gives light on other supporting characters outside the main circle.

6.) Theme and Symbolism

For all the marketing that comes with it, I believe that the general theme and morals that the Harry Potter series represents is often overlooked because of the glitz and glamor that the initial story represents. For starters I think that the main theme of the entire series (not just the deathly hallows) is how society rejects the “outsider” and goes with the norm. In the case of Harry Potter, he is the outsider because of the events that transpired throughout his infancy (namely the murder of his parents at the hands of Lord Voldemort) and he is often ridiculed by other students such as Draco Malfoy. Speaking of Malfoy, another issue is present in terms of his personality. The Malfoy family in the Harry Potter universe is well, rich and their blood line is “pure”. The definition of “pure blood” in the Harry Potter universe is that each generation of the family is a wizard and none a muggle. Hermione was called a “mud-blood” by Malfoy in a prior novel because of her non magical parents. This fact clearly represents both modern day issues of both class ism and racism although many may not seem to notice.

PART III: The Definition of Literature

To be honest throughout my life my experiences on literature have been limited if you’re talking about the written context. I primarily enjoy visuals rather than reading materials and while I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon. However, going through one course of HUMALIT thought me that sometimes something that is written can open up your imagination more than something that you just watch on a movie or tv screen. My case in point is the book entitled “World War Z” (I have included this in my bookshares). We all know that WWZ was released in theaters as well, but I have read the book approximately 2 years before that ( I bought WWZ in 2011, WWZ the movie showed 2013) and in all honesty it was the best book I have ever read in my lifetime. With all this, obviously I had high hopes for the movie as well but after watching the movie I can say that I was extremely disappointed. The movie was decent yes, but considering how detailed the novel was, how flawlessly it incorporated the zombie genre in modern day society, I can never forgive the movies developers for making it look 2nd-rate while the novel was entirely top-class. What I’m trying to say is, this course expounded my definition of literature more than anything else and gave me a greater appreciation of written work. It has also thought me to look a things from different viewpoints, because it is asked of us whenever we are analyzing literary works. This has also proved vital for me in my other subjects, not just HUMALIT. So if I were to define what literature is I would say that literature is “varied”, primarily because it comes in many forms and it can be interpreted and appreciated in so many ways.

And finally yes, I consider Harry Potter not just an ordinary form of literature, but an IDEAL form of literature, especially for today’s youth. The book promotes the value of friendship through Harry, Ron, and Hermione and obviously the entertainment value is unparalleled. My classmate who recommended this book described J.K Rowling’s imagination as “beyond limit” and I wholeheartedly agree. Rowling has influenced a generation of readers into developing an interest in the world of fantasy. Quite honestly, I was never a fan of the fantasy genre of any form of literature, Harry Potter is my only exception, and I could dare say that for readers looking to invest on a series of novels that provides the BEST the fantasy genre can offer, Harry Potter is the ideal choice.

Thank you for reading! I hope you all enjoyed it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Allen Iverson: The Answer

For this edition of my blog, I decided to highlight one of the idols in my life. One of the greatest NBA players of all-time, Allen Iverson. Now you’d have to be a certain age nowadays to fully understand what Allen Iverson is all about, but thankfully I had the luxury of getting to watch him at least 3 more years. For the benefit of those who don’t know him very well, Allen Iverson is considered by many as a future Hall of fame inductee by many analysts, players, and coaches alike, because of his fearlessness on the basketball court and his ‘never-say-die’ attitude. He holds career averages of 26.7 points per game and has scored more than 24,000 points throughout his career. Despite him only being exactly 6 feet tall (this is a fairly below-average height for a player in his position) he still finds ways to put the ball in the basket, which makes him one of the dynamic scorers of all time. This documentary highlights the journey of Allen Iverson’s 2000-2001 Philadelphia 76ers squad to the NBA finals. The season was arguably Iverson’s best, as he won the Most Valuable Player award and almost single handedly carried the Sixers in his back to reach the finals. Although they were ousted by the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers, they still managed to hand the Lakers their first playoff loss in their home court, with Iverson scoring 48 points in a game which went down as one of the most memorable NBA finals performances in NBA history. I have an exceptionally high level of respect for Iverson simply because as a basketball player myself,he inspires me to work as hard as I can because he, despite the odds managed to make the best of his opportunity to play in the NBA. To be honest, I believe he is a more influential and impactful player than Kobe Bryant,LeBron James, and even Michael Jordan. Simply because of his size, at 6 feet tall and weighing only 185 lbs, he was one of the smallest players during his tenure in the NBA, but more that made up for it with his will and desire. His performance in the 2001 NBA playoffs was nothing short of amazing, averaging 33 points per contest and willing his team to the finals. Iverson no doubt made an impact during his stay in the NBA, proving that no matter the odds, nothing is impossible.

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World War Z: An oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks

World War Z: An oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks

The zombie genre has always been a fixture amongst discussions nowadays. People have always wondered how society would fare if a ‘zombie apocalypse’ were to occur. Since the introduction of the zombie genre by George Romero’s ‘Night of the living dead’ film which portrayed zombies to be mindless creatures with the desire to consume flesh, it had turned out to be one of the most influential archetype’s not just in film but in society as well. Throughout the years, the zombie genre has evolved considerably, it has not only made significant advances in film as well but also in literature. Which brings us to this, World War Z by Max Brooks became an instant hit upon it’s release in 2006, although I was unfortunate enough to get to read it 6 years after it’s release (2011) I could say it was a spanking good read. All my experience of the zombie genre came primarily from film, but after reading Brooks’ book, I could say that it is just at par or has even a greater impact entertainment-wise than a zombie film. Now you wonder why I would have such high praise for a book. Well for me, what distinguishes World War Z from other zombie related literature is that it gives you that sense of realism that you would otherwise picture modern day society would do in an actual zombie apocalypse. The perspective of the story is somewhat unique, the main character is an agent of the United Nations post-war commission. And the sequence of the story goes on as he interviews people with first-hand experiences of the zombie apocalypse itself. To me that adds a little bit more individuality to the book as obviously each interviewee has not only a different experience to share but a different take and personality as well. The interviewees vary as the story rolls on, ranging from Todd Waino a former U.S army infantryman who has been in the front lines on the war against the undead, to even the vice-president of the United States himself. Don’t get me wrong, this book doesn’t only cover the firsthand experience of the United States, but the entire world as well. Now I don’t wanna spoil anything but just for the sake of your curiosity the virus that caused the apocalypse is of an unknown origin, it cannot be identified by science and there is no cure. To be honest, I think I have added enough fuel to the fire in this one. Overall the book is an extremely good read and is just a must-have for even the casual reader. A definite 10/10.

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Batman The Dark Knight: Interrogation scene

The Batman, one of the most famed superheroes of all time. Also known as ‘The Dark Knight’ his name strikes fear into the hearts of most criminals and at times the idea of his presence in Gotham city is enough to deter criminals from committing acts of crime. But what if the criminal who doesn’t fear Batman comes? What if the ultimate nemesis, in a way where he is the complete inverse of Batman in terms of motives, attitude, and moral code finally comes into play? Well, if you put all of those together, you come up with one man. The Joker. Now the Jokers origins are rather vague, all coming from multiple sources. The most reasonable one however is that Joker was once a failed comedian heavily in debt with a local mob, to pay off this debt he decided to help the mob in stealing from a chemical plant he used to work in. Unfortunately this resulted in his demise and the birth of The Joker. Fast forward to the scene above. The Joker has been caught by Batman, apparently using district attorney Harvey Dent as bait in a police convoy to lure the Joker and apprehend him. The tactic proved to be successful initially . However things don’t turn as they seem as The Joker has been brought into interrogation by Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) apparently Harvey Dent never made it home as stated in the scene, Joker claims that he has nothing to do with it but informs Gordon that not everyone in his police unit are good and honest cops, which gives us a hint that the Joker probably payed off one of Gordon’s officers to abduct Dent. Gordon knows trying to interrogate the Joker himself would be an exercise in futility so he leaves the room to let Batman interrogate the Joker (he was standing behind the Joker the whole time). Now one of the main reasons why I chose this video clip for my blog is too emphasize the Joker’s outlook on life. If you look past the scars, the green hair, and the theatrical appearance he actually makes sense. Yes his views are rather cynical but his point on people “eating each other when the chips are down” could be very much attributed into societies ideals. In times of desperation and panic, it has been proven that people will resort to stepping on each other just to get themselves out of there, in Joker’s case “eating each other”. As he said our morals and code is a ‘bad joke’ and we will drop it at the first sign of trouble, in truth I could say that I agree with the Joker because after some thought it gave me some realization that he indeed is right. To add a little insight to the film, it is clearly stated that the Joker had Harvey Dent and another person hostage. This person is Rachael Dawes, Batman/Bruce Wayne’s love interest and Harvey Dent’s girlfriend. Batman is pushed to the brink by Joker into making an exception to his ‘one rule’ which is that he never kills. Eventually after a through beating by the Batman he decides to let the latter play his ‘game’ and tell Batman the addresses of both Rachael and Harvey. Now I do not want to spoil  the rest of the film but I’ll give you this, the Joker may look insane but if you clearly look at his ideals he is nothing short of a genius albeit with a rather cynical outlook on humanity.

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The “Burger”


“”The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger” (O’Brien, 2010). Burgers have been a staple in American cuisine since its introduction to the Unites States in the early 1900’s and since then; it has become one of the most popular dishes around the world. What composes a burger is pretty simple; it is basically composed by 2 pieces bread called the bun, and has a patty made (usually) of ground meat. Aside from those 2, burgers are often served with lettuce, bacon, tomato, onions, cheese, and condiments such as ketchup and mustard. Now to be honest, I was never a fan of burgers when I was a child. I thought they were always too big and that the vegetables that come with it made the burger “icky”. However, as I grew older I became more exposed to the burger and I eventually developed a preference for it, especially in deciding what to eat. Now what makes a good burger? Before I answer that question, I would like to borrow a quote from Ray Kroc (1954) he said that it takes a special sort of mind to see the goodness in a hamburger, and I agree with him. For me, it all starts off with the bun. The bun has to be made out of wheat more than anything else for 2 reasons: 1. It’s filling and 2, it doesn’t fall apart as easy as a normal flour bun would. Next is the most critical part, the patty. I prefer burger “joints” that give you the option to choose how you want your burger patty to be cooked. Not only does it give variety, but it also satisfies the demands customers make. Back to my point, I like my burgers ‘medium-well’ because it just provides the right balance between a cooked and undercooked burger. Other people prefer their patty’s ‘raw’ or ‘medium raw’ and I personally can’t understand how people would enjoy a bloody burger. However, different people mean different tastes, and I could do nothing more but observe and keep my opinions to myself. For my condiments; aside from the traditional lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, I always preferred my burgers with barbeque sauce and bacon. It sounds unhealthy and it is… This leads us to my next point, burgers unfortunately how good they may seem to taste is one of the unhealthier foods that you could eat in your lifetime. In direct reference to the opening quote by Chris O’Brien, a single burger could give us up to 1,000 calories. One of the main factors in obesity is having an unbalanced diet and as I have said no matter how good burgers may seem to taste in the end, it should be eaten sparingly.

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My personal review on the music video of “Hero” by Skillet

Everyone needs a hero, whether it’s for something as simple as needing someone to comfort you and ask you how your day went, or something serious as like someone to rescue you in a life threatening situation. Regardless of the reason, it is accepted at some point in our lives we were looking for someone to “save us” as a hero would. Now this song from Skillet is about 3 years old, entitled “Hero” it is one of my all-time favorites. If you watch the video, you could see various everyday heroes such as a doctor, soldier, a policeman etc. Now all these everyday heroes, this kind of recognition and attention is long overdue in my opinion. I believe that the people who are in these kinds of occupations never get enough credit, so I tip my hat to Skillet for giving our everyday heroes the respect they deserve.

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My personal review on the song “Hero” by Skillet

Everyone needs a hero, whether it’s for something as simple as needing someone to comfort you and ask you how your day went, or something serious as like someone to rescue you in a life threatening situation. Regardless of the reason, it is accepted at some point in our lives we were looking for someone to “save us” as a hero would. Now this song from Skillet is about 3 years old, entitled “Hero” it is one of my all-time favorites. If you watch the video, you could see various everyday heroes such as a doctor, soldier, a policeman etc. Now all these everyday heroes, this kind of recognition and attention is long overdue in my opinion. I believe that the people who are in these kinds of occupations never get enough credit, so I tip my hat to Skillet for giving our everyday heroes the respect they deserve.

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