A hero is someone that has a sense of responsibility to protect the ones that they care about. With a true hero they will go to any length that’s possible to make sure their love ones are protected from harm and well taken care of. As a mom of two boys I go to any length that is possible to make sure that they are well taken care of and safe of any harm that is might come to them. There are some people that will get called a hero when they have done some things that are or can be referred as to be commendable for their actions.
There was a critical moment in 3:10 to Yuma when Dan Evens was overpower dang got pinned to the floor and struggled to stay alive, he was nearly breathless from the outlaw Ben Wade gave him. Dan offered to go with a group of men to take Ben to the train station where he would be going to a federal pen. Dan was a Union Soldier had fought in the Civil War where his foot was shot by another soldier that was in his unit. When the movie first started off it shows Dan is sitting in a chair waiting awake and armed, to try and stop from his barn getting blazed by some men that worked for Glen Hollander.
Dan owes Hollander some money, they told Dan he had a week and then his house would be next. Dan and his family ran outside to see what was going on and then William runs into the barn to save the feed that was left for the cattle. Dan cattle were taken by Ben and his gang to be used for a diversion to stop a stagecoach. Dan had to drag William out of the barn because the fire was getting bigger and he didn’t want anything happen to William. The next morning Dan and his two sons go out and drive the herd, and then they run to Ben Wade and his gang of outlaws.
Dan was shamed of what happen to him and was unable to tell his boys the true story about what happen to his foot in the war. Dan didn’t want his boys to look at him any different than they do know he wants them to still think of him as a hero. Dan thought if they knew what really happen they would not think of him as a hero. With 3:10 to Yuma the story talks about how there are more than one hero in different ways from Dan to his son William. Dan was doing whatever he thought was right for him to be able to support and protect his family in any way that he could.
Ben started to show that he cared about Dan and his family. William ended up leaving his house after his dad told him to stay and protect his mom and little brother. William went and helped Dan take Ben to the train. 3:10 to Yuma starts to show that there is a distance between Dan and Ben; they both are different in important ways. Dan was having trouble with making ends meet to support his family. So he offers to go with some men to take Ben to the train which turns into a big payday that will help Dan and his family.
The train was located into another town and it was going to be a long trip for them all. Ben is a leader of a gang that is vicious and kills people to get what they want. He never kills anyone unless he feels that it’s necessary, he also has a sense of his own rules and is own definition on how to do things. Then on one hand I can agree with Robert Ray when he says “the outlaw and the official hero” in his article The Thematic Paradigm (342). Ray also argues that how an outlaw can be counted as a hero just like a hero from a movie can be.
But on the other hand, I still insist that anyone can be a hero in somebody eye. The movie shows a communication between two different men that are part of a different social group and they have different backgrounds. While Dan was escorting Ben to the train, William showed up in the middle of the night to help his father out to take him to the train. William wanted to be able to help his father on escorting his Ben to the train, seems like that William wanted to show Dan that he was able to help out when it comes to important things.
Dan and Ben started to tell each other things that happen in their past. Then we discover later on in the movie how ben ups open about his mother abandoned him when he was a young boy at a train station, right after his father was killed. Then near the end of the movie, while in a motel room Pinkerton offers Dan more money for not going through with the rest of the job because they would not be able to finish the job without getting hurt, and just have Ben walk away. Dan wouldn’t quit since he same this far for taking Ben to the train.
There was no way that Dan was going to walk away from the job he wanted to go all the way with taking Ben to the train, he also wanted to show William that he was a hero, he also wanted to be able to take care of his family. Dan was starting to feel down because he was not able to support them and couldn’t get the medicine that is younger son need since we was really sick. Dan wants to know that is family is well taken care of and they have the food and money coming into the house that way they can make it. Dan has a sense for a better footing to take care of his family at any cost that he can.
Dan tells William to go back home and take care of his mother and little brother and would be the man of the house tells he got home. Dan then decided to go out on his own to finish getting Ben to the train. Dan wants to live a life where he is worth retelling. While there was a shot out between Dan and Ben’s men he was able to make it to get Ben to the train station on got him on the train. While Dan and Ben where talking Charlie who is Ben’s second hand man shot and killed Dan. When they showed Ben he looked like he was mad and got off the train and started to kill all of him men and even his second hand man.
After Ben shot all of the men and we see William running up to father to see if he is alright. William told Dan that he was a hero and he did it and made it to put Ben on the train. For some people they might think that a hero is just an ordinary person that has done something worthy. By the end of the movie we see how Ben has decides that a familial relationship is worth more than any other kind of relationship. Particularly ones that are that are based on the criminal enterprise. While Ben and Dan where spending time together it seems like that Ben was really touched by what Dan was telling him about everything.
A hero is someone that is willingly to place their own life in danger to protect the people that they care about. Police officer and fire fighters will put their life on the line every day to protect the people in their community. There are men and women that fight for our country that put their lives on the line daily for us. What I think the meaning of a hero is someone that is totally unselfish that will do some things for other people and also put their life on the line. They will do all of these things without someone asking them to do it. My dad is my hero I always have looked up to him since I was younger.
He has been though a lot of stuff in his life and he doesn’t let it bring him down and will keep moving forward in life, even if it is hard at times. I can always count on him and he always goes out of his way to help other people that are having a hard time. A hero can be someone that we look up to for their act of bravery or a famous people that we watch on the television. We all have our own meaning of what a hero means to us and what we look for in that person for being a hero. A hero is someone that will go out of their way to help others that are in need of help and likes when they are able to put a smile on other peoples face.
Dan wanted to prove that he was worthy to his family so he went on a journey to take the local known criminal to the train that was heading to the prison. With the movie 3:10 to Yuma there are a few different parts were we see courage is taking place. The one that sticks out to me is when William comes up while Ben has a gun pointed and Dan’s head and William had the courage to save his dad. When it came to the final part of the movie Dan and Ben were running from all of the men that were shooting at them and trying to kill Dan to stop him from getting Ben to the train.
Ben was never the type of person what would tell people about his past. He somewhat relents to run to the train with Dan because of his gang shooting for Dan. The movie has taken place post the Civil War were times were still hard for some people and there were family that were having trouble serving. Dan could be said to be a hero because he went out of his way to succeed on taking Ben to the train and he performed a heroic deed which was in a positive way, he wanted his two sons to look up to him as a hero. A hero can be someone that is any kind of field of activity, which might also benefit another person.
They can derive happiness to others by performing a deed that can help out another person when they are having a hard time. With the film Drive there the main character has a send of responsibility to protect the women and her son that he really cares about at any cost that it will take. He went to extreme majors to make sure that the two of them were going to be safe, he even left town to make sure that they would never have harm done to them. With 3: 10 to Yuma, Dan had the responsibility to make sure that nothing happen to his family and he was able to support them any way that he could.
Seems like no matter what is going on in the world today we always want to make sure that the people we care about area always taking care of and we protect them from all kinds of harm that might happen. When it comes to being a mom I am always looking out for what is best for my two boys, I do not want any type of harm done to them and want to know they are always safe no matter where they are at. This might be the same with a lot of people that are parents or even aunts or uncles they want to know that children are alright and there is no harm coming to them in away.
With the different type of culture that are in the world we all have different ideas on what the true meaning of a hero is and what they mean to us. With the movies that are out now there is someone that is counted as a hero and then there is a bad person. I feel depending on the story line they both be counted as a hero just like in 3:10 to Yuma because Dan and Ben did both things that would be said to be a hero. An hero is someone that has a sense of reasonability to make sure that the people they care about are taking care of.