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.
Through this, the reader will notice that he that even though he is at war, taking others lives, he feels remorse. 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.” (R 23-35).
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
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.
I don't intend to stay here to pile up wealth and riches for you without honour”(The Iliad, 1, 169-171). 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.
When he boldly makes a point to the other men that he thinks he is superior and does not value the motives of the company, Captain Henry points out to him that, whether or not he respects and wants to follow the captain, the only way to be successful is to work together. 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.