What Outlander Has Taught Me About Heroes by Jenna Jaxon

Heoroes are important in everyone’s lives. Whether they are personal heroes, like a hard-working father, or a national hero, or a literary hero – we all need someone to look up to and emulate. If you can’t find a hero yourself, be one!

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About a year ago, I wrote a post comparing three very sexy heroes from movies and television. I’m not sure how many Outlander fans I have here, but I’m sure if you know me at all you’ll remember I adore the Outlander series on Starz. It’s been on hiatus for almost a year now—Droughtlander to the Nth degree. But we have survived and five short weeks from last night, the wait will be over. Perhaps it’s this that has started me again thinking about what makes a hero, and specifically why I think three specific characters are iconic heroes.

imagesQEUNEQWSI remember so distinctly waiting for the first episode of Outlander to air in August of 2014. I was writing in my bedroom on Saturday afternoon, champing at the bit, clicking though the programming to find something to watch for six hours.

The first movie to flash up on the screen…

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