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noun brave person, celebrity, champion, conquering hero, conqueror, decorated hero, deity, demigod, fearless soldier, fighter, folk hero, god, goddess, great man, great woman, guardian, heroine, highest type, ideal type, idol, immortal, luminary, man of courage, man of valor, martyr, master, megastar, model, notable, paragon, perfect type, person who serves as a shining example, phoenix, pillar of the community, protector, soldier, stalwart, star, superhero, superstar, tiger, valiant knight, warrior
Associated concepts: Good Samaritan laws
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Jones's own extensive reading allows her to create a complex female hero based on literary tradition.
So, in spite of this issue, Wonder Women offers a concise introduction to the world of the female hero, and the variety of foes she encounters, be they supernatural or sexist.
DuPlessis also makes an important distinction between a female heroine, whose narrative trajectory ends in marriage and who is "the object of male attention or rescue" (200), and the female hero, who is emancipated from her confinement within the romance plot and "is a central character whose activities, growth, and insight are given much narrative attention and much authorial interest" (200).
Alexandra Bergson is a female hero who shifts the reader's perceptions of heroism, greatness, and nobility.
8) Certainly if we remove the masculine bias, we might be able to read the journey of the female hero according to the archetypal form as a full coming to mature consciousness and establishment of the self.
Rio is the female hero of ``Lifeline,'' Konami's new ``voice activated adventure.
Her character's story is at the heart of the picture, as Witi Ihimaera, from whose novel of the same name the film has been adapted, explains: "It's about a female hero, in a world where there are so many male heroes.
I Love the Way Janie Crawford Left Her Husbands': Emergent Female Hero.
TOP racehorse trainer Jenny Pitman says you can forget your Bridget Jones and Geri Halliwells, Welsh athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson is a true modern female hero.
Phillips: A shero is a female hero, a woman successful in her own right who exudes SistaPower.
Instead, she will venerate a she-ro or a hera as a female hero, especially since hera calls to mind the majestic Greek goddess Hera.
Dagny, Michalson observes, is "the only important female hero in Western literature who is physically struck for refusing to excel at a nontraditional pursuit.