Indiana Jones

The Romantic Hero

Romantic Hero


-A romantic hero must possess an understanding of his inner-self or inner-world. He must also understand the value of his experiences through emotions, intuition, and feelings rather than logically reasoning. The audience must also be able to emotionally connect with the romantic hero on some level of emotion so that no matter the experience of the hero, the audience will relate to his experiences.

Quality: Humility

Definition: A modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.

-During the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones displays humility when, after retrieving the lost ark from the Nazi's, he gives it to museums so that other people can also be able to see the historical artifact. Even though he goes on amazing journeys and has had the opportunity to gain gold and other priceless objects, he continues to work as a teacher at a college to educate people about archeology.

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Quality: Skills at arms

-His trademark weapon, the whip he acquired in the lion den on the train, helps him fight off multiple attackers, gunmen, swordsmen, giant gaps in the ground, he uses it to get things out of people's hands, and is a remarkable skill in combat easily associated to Indiana Jones. Examples in the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, are in the very beginning when he whips the gun out of the hand of the traitor and when he uses it to jump over the trap in order to continue the search for the treasure.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Indiana Jones Entrance
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Why Guns Are Better Than Swords

Quality: Strength

Google's helpful definition: The quality or state of being strong, in particular.

Definition: Moral power, firmness, or courage.

-Indiana Jones displays strength throughout the movie when he has to outrun the tribe that is chasing him during the beginning of the movie. Other instances are when he has to fight off the Nazi's in the scene where Marion is kidnapped, swimming from the boat to the submarine, and other displays of strength that other than physical like how he managed to find the place where the ark was buried.

Quality: On a quest

Definition: A search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something: a quest for uranium mines; a quest for knowledge. Medieval Romance. an adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight or knights to secure or achieve something: the quest of the Holy Grail, or the Lost Ark.

Examples of Indiana Jones on a Quest:

  • The quest for the Philosophers Stone
  • The nose of the sphinx
  • The quest for Pandora's Box

Quality: Courageous

Definition: Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

Example's of Indiana Jones being courageous:

  • He went through traps
  • Went back to save the girl
  • He fought against evil


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