A courage that manages to slaughter mighty foes and monsters. Both heroes also fight for honor and they put their own honor when in battle. Both individuals don’t fight half-heartedly and they fight with all their might and strength. Achilles overpowered a formidable foe, Hector; in the same way, Beowulf killed Grendel. Achilles was a soldier with honor; in the same way, Beowulf’s attitude toward his comrade shows that he greatly values his honor and their respect.
The barber is portrayed as a kind, simple man whose reputation is very important. He supports what he believes in and he does everything in his power to help make a difference. He treats everyone equally and thinks about future when making decisions. Now that the information is all on the table you can see that their internal actions are actually quite
Beowulf and Thor are very similar in terms of personality, morals, and the way they think things should be done. They are both very strong men and they have the need to control every little thing and how things should work out. They are both very arrogant and they like to brag Thor does not want to listen to what anyone wants to say while Beowulf does not have to listen to anyone because he already has a firm grasp of what his culture is like and what is to be expected of him. Thor on the other hand has a lot to learn he has to understand how to be a good king so he can serve his people correctly. Beowulf already knows how to do those things because he grew up learning the ways of the Anglo Saxons.
These abilities are important as a warrior because both his men and the hero reflect and are influenced by them. Some of the abilities are excellence in war, courage, leadership and fighting qualities. These qualities are seen through the heroic characters Hector and Achilles. When Achilles is not present with his men, the Greeks are well defeated by the Trojans with no motivation or support. Achilles is also described by his men as a power figure when the poem says “These were his words,/ and all Achaeans gave a roar of joy/ to hear the Prince abjure his rage.”
Although Homer and Shakespeare lived centuries apart, they both managed to write their own masterpieces that were well ahead of their time. Homer, an ancient Greek writer creates a very intelligent character, Odysseus, who experiences the highs and lows of life and identity formation. Similar to Homer, Early seventeenth-century English playwright, Shakespeare, tailors his main character to have similar attributes to that of Odysseus. Both characters are intelligent, quick witted and natural born leaders, and their creators both focused heavily on their wits and their moral didacticism, which is portrayed throughout both the Odyssey and Hamlet. When creating Odysseus, Homer didn’t leave him without any admirable traits.
(Ellis128) Unity and independence was essential to Washington's plan. Jonathan Ellis writes this revealing Washington's character of being loyal to how much power he had and the proper way to use it. Washington retires in his most prime time of being a leader because he wanted to prove that he was loyal to the
In act I scene IV he accepted that he had a big nose. He said it was a sign of pride and many other traits of respected leaders. To be a gentleman you have to respect yourself before other people can respect you. Also during act IV scene IV Cyrano told De Guiche that he would left his white plume on and continued fighting. This showed that Cyrano valued his pride over his life.
Achilles, angered that Agamemnon is claiming his war prize, Briseis, can barely restrain his rage. He threatens to leave the war knowing that he is very well responsible for their success in it. At this point in the book, the Gods haven't entirely grown angry with Achilles and Athena even goes out of her way to guide Achilles to not attack Agamemnon. The scene is essentially a power struggle where Achilles is unable to look past his own pride. He cannot stand to feel less powerful than Agamemnon, thus like a child he stomps off and with him, his elite group of skilled warriors, the Myrmidons.
Henry makes a point later that he would do whatever it takes to tend to his men’s needs. This seems to be in accordance to his morals of honor as strength in numbers was very present in his reasoning and decision making. He felt obligated to do everything he could for his men, especially Glass because he believed they had a deep
Though he may be ridiculously unintelligent and emotionally unstable, he had a burning passion for justice and making things right. No matter how many people he had accidently killed, he always made it right by doing more and more good deeds. He was constantly working to become the best man he could. Though he couldn’t think properly, he was a man of his word. Hercules and Theseus both did great deeds, but Hercules just achieved more because of his strength.
He proves his intelligence and strength. He remains positive and calm no matter the circumstance. His flaw is that he is too good-hearted, which in the end, gets him killed. Both Maximus Meridius and Captain John H. Miller have the qualities of a tragic hero, which are: a high position, a fatal flaw, and a downfall caused by their flaw. It is clear that Miller is a superior example of a tragic hero because he displays a larger amount of humanly traits such as fear and his situation is tragic because if he was still alive, his life could have been better, he could have been around the love of his life, unlike
Conversely, in times of peace he demonstrated his compassion through accomplishing for the poor, the selfish, and the unjust exactly what he would do for himself. Krieger spared no expense for his citizens and strangers alike, guiding them through drought, starvation, and combat. As a result, he earned not only their devotion, but the trust of the world as well. Society recalled him as courageous and wise, as he discerned when to lay his life in battle and when to lay down his talons instead. Krieger, through all of his accolades, remained no vainer than the next.
Beowulf is a good ruler for his people. He will fight for them even when they aren’t with him. I believe he’s a good fit for modern times because we need a good ruler like him now-a-days. Someone who is not selfish and not afraid to do something that’s terrifying. Beowulf states, “That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall” (“from Beowulf” ln.
In Book Nine of The Iliad, the focus is of the story is on the character of Achilles, the desperation the Achaeans suffer in their need for this great warrior as well as his refusal to return into the fighting to assist his comrades, due to his rage with Agamemnon. In particular, one of the most important scenes of Book Nine is from approximately line 443 through line 473, in which Achilles bluntly refuses the gifts offered to him by Agamemnon in recompense for stealing away Achilles’ war-prize Briseis. This passage demonstrates the depth of the rage of Achilles as well as his sense of pride, as he chooses to remain absent from the fighting, even in the Achaeans’ moment of sheer desperation, due to his deep hatred for Agamemnon. As