This research selects portions from H. W. Longfellow’s epic poem Hiawatha to make out the real identity of the hero, and the actual features of heroism in this work, which is about the Native Americans. Usually, the hero is an individual, but very different and very exceptional. This research explores that point in particular. The hero has some weak points which may call into question his identity as a hero and may even encourage a re- definition of Heroism as a concept. Some of the themes to address in the paper are the following:
The birth of the hero. Is he a divine being sent from the sky, or is he a foundling, a parentless creature?
The hero’s interest in war- waging as his own reason d’etre.
The hero’s interest in beautiful women.
The paper point out the constituents of the sublime elements in this epic, focusing on the distinctive expressions; the effective expressions; the effective epithets; the powerful or persuasive impact to entrance the recipients of the epic entitled Hiawatha.
Key Words: Epic, Longfellow, Heroism, Hiawatha.