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There are two types of heroes heroes and anti-heroes A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life is a hero Similar to Martin Luther King John F Kennedy Franklin D Roosevelt Abraham Lincoln and Jesus A main character in a dramatic or narrative work that is characterized by a lack of traditional heroic qualities such as idealism or courage is an anti-hero I believe this resembles our character Sammy in John Updikes short story AP Sammy is an anti-hero because he is an ordinary person who is directionless and perplexUpdike begins the story with three youthful girls wearing bathing suits entering the AP while young is Sammy working behind the register There Sammy and the other cashier Stokes marvel at one of the girls Updike represented as Queenie Sammy obliviously like her and begins flirting with her Then all of the sudden the store manager Mr Lengel saw the girls and became livid because of there skimpy bathing suits He approached the girls and told them they have to either put clothing on or leave The girls politely left after a little argument But Mr Lengel was still angry by their rudeness that he started taking his frustration out on Sammy Who reached deep inside himself and said I quitAP 12 Which shows that Sammy is a hero but the question is what type Sammy lacks traditional heroic traits but does posses the most important characteristic courage The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger fears and acts out bravery This enables him to walk up to his boss and say I quit Allowing Sammy the opportunity to face his fears and go searching for Queenie One main obstacle that separates Sammy from being a Hero is the fact he is ordinary Heros are well-noted people like Martin Luther King John F Kennedy Franklin D
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