Making adolescence heroic involves two processes. One has to do with the creation of the intersubjectalization that constructs the ideals of adolescence ; the other places this construction in confrontation with the gaze of the infantilo-adult institutionalized as the the societal Superego.
The hero would be the one who refuses to succumb in spite of the discourse of the master which disavows him in a Lauferian breakdown, the one who stands up and pleads his adolescent case.
Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°2, pp. 281-298.