Heroes and Parenting: Achilles vs. Hawkeye


Eleanor teaches Social Studies to 6th graders and spends the bits of time left over writing books that bring history -- and magic -- to life. She enjoys rock climbing, bullet journaling, & gardening focused on plants you can actually eat.

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4 Responses

  1. Neight says:

    I’d rather be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.

  2. What an unexpected post! I love it so much! I’ve always thought that nobody thinks like and just accepts how people prioritized the needs first, rather than their family. I have nothing against them because they’re helping. My problem is, can’t they prioritize their family too?

    I love that Hawkeye is your example. I love how his children seemed to be living a normal quiet life and he’s a good father to them. I value that more, than him being a hero. I may be biased because I grew up with my grandparents, and not with my mom or dad.

    • Eleanor says:

      Thank you so much! This is a topic that I’ve felt really strongly about for a long time, but when Hawkeye came along I felt so vindicated. I hope they keep giving him bigger roles!

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