Unformatted text preview: -The drive towards heroism has two needs: o Agape – People are driven to merge with a group, community, or a purpose larger than one’s self. Heroic Belonging If you go agape may not develop yourself o Eros – The need to stand out and apart from one’s cohorts. Heroic Distinction From erotic (something that makes you more than yourself) If you go eros may pull away from others-People also need to crave heroes and seek extraordinary people. o We need to follow someone o People project their own power and ability onto their heroes o Heroes cast a nexus of “unfreedom” around their followers (Hitler, Osama bin Laden)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 256 taught by Professor Stevenson during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.
- Fall '07