Elvis Presley.

by: Lexi Lane

Who is Elvis Presley?

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8 , 1935. He and hid family moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948. Elvis’ musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager. In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. He starred in 33 successful films, he has sold over one billion records, and his American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards. He also served in the United States Army before pursuing music. He is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.
Elvis Presley. Jailhouse Rock.( From the movie Jailhouse Rock.1957.) HD.

Tragic Hero?

  • A chracter of noble stature and greatness.
  • Though he is great , he is not perfect.
  • His misfortune is not wholly deserved.
  • punishment is often more than the crime.

Elvis Presley Is very noble , and definitely shows high moral standards. Elvis Presley grew up very poor , and had to take on responsibility a young man shouldn't have had to at a young age. He also cared incredibly so for his mother. They had a bond that couldn't be broken . Elvis also fought for our great nation in the army.

Although Elvis was a very caring man and wonderful person , he overdosed and suffered a major heart attack , he died in 1977.

Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

"Values are like finger prints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave em' all over everything you do." -Elvis Presley.


Elvis is a tragic hero because he is caring , he is loving and he is a role model who is also gorgeous and makes killer music. Every time I listen to his music , I can tell he loves and believes what he is saying. Although , like all tragic heroes he makes mistakes , his being taking to many drugs (supposedly). Unfortunately this took his own life.
MY Hero