He encourages his men to be men of strength because of the great danger and although they must wake up early it will make them healthy. King Henry is optimistic and persuades his men to do the same. By King Henry constantly looking at the glass halfway full it will lead his men to positive and thinking and being confident enough to defeat France. The only way a small army of men can defeat a great army is with positivity and confidence, because of King Henry’s faith in God he instilled confidence in his men that gave them courage to beat
But when the Gilead was made and she was forced to stay home “She stays in her home, but it does not seem to agree with her.” (84). Serena Joy who was once a star and active speaker fell to the oppression towards female in the time of the Gilead. Her personality changed as well, one would think she is a loyal to her husband but offered Offred to have sex with Nick. “We just won’t tell him[Commander], will we?” (303) is a solid proof that Serena is not loyal to the Commander and she just wants to have a baby. When Serena found out about the affair she said “Just like the other one.
The Green knight’s challenge was to exchange blows with the Green knight. Sir Gawain’s over all character shows moral courage because he is brave,shows courage and keeps his word. He is brave and shows courage by accepting the green knight’s challenge. “Sir Gawain insists that he be the one to perform the test”. (Malory
It actually favors the person who deals the first blow. Gawain knows that he is assured to win because by killing the other person first they will not be able to strike back since they are dead. He takes the king’s place not because he wanted to be chivalrous, but he wants to look chivalrous while the other nobles are watching. Carl Martin, the author of The Cipher of Chivalry: Violence as Courtly Play in the World of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, puts it as “[The Green Knight’s] ‘unfair advantage’ insures his chance to deliver a similar blow, equalizing the game’s inherent imbalance - without which Gawain would have perpetrated no more than a gruesome execution” (Martin 317). Gawain enters the fight knowing that he has no chance of losing if the Green
Both Beowulf and Thorin are willing to fight against wicked creatures when no one is able to in order to protect their people or others in need. Beowulf not only willingly risks his life for the Danes against Grendel and his mother (his first
What defines a true ultimate hero? Beowulf, who was an epic hero was King Hrothgar’s “saving grace” when the Danes needed it the most, or Sir Gawain, who was remarkably loyal to his king as he stepped in to defend King Arthur and his fellow knights from being ridiculed from the Green Knight and was brave enough to accept the Green Knight’s “blow for a blow in one year's time” agreement? Both of these men were the most honorable heroes of their time but are very different types of heroes. One was a man who exemplified all values of an epic hero and the other was a noble knight who values the idea of chivalry and courtesy, above all else. The epic poem of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is remembered by audiences around the world for the way Sir Gawain carried himself with exceptional courage and how courteous of an individual he was.
The theme of battle between Beowulf and Grendel shows Beowulf’s courage, as he relies on God and puts his life on the line to defeat Grendel for the greater good. Beowulf shows courage when he defeats Grendel in battle. Beowulf’s actions towards slaying Grendel indicates that he is the mightiest of them all. He possesses the heroic deed of courage by protecting his people. Beowulf prepares for the monster Grendel with a brave
Many would argue that it was not Macbeth’s ambition that caused him to kill King Duncan but instead was his wife using her femininity in order to charm Macbeth into doing as she says . However, Macbeth’s hunger for power was already seen when King Duncan gives Malcolm the title of Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth tells himself that he must not reveal his true intentions: “Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires.” (Shakespeare I.iv.58-59) This shows Macbeth has the intention of claiming the crown for himself before he even talks to Lady Macbeth about what they should do when Duncan arrives at their castle. Furthermore, Shakespeare displays Macbeth's ambitions even earlier in the play while fighting against the rebels.
For the Knight's punishment he is told by the queen to go and figure out what women want most, in the time of one year. Unfortunately the knight never gets a similar answer from a single woman. However the knight was running out of time, and while he was on his way back he came across an ugly old woman who asks if she could help him. Having no other option the knight accepts her help and she guarantees that his life will be saved if he pledges his life to her. The woman answers the question for the knight ,which was control over her husband, saving him and in return asks the knight to marry her.
When Hamlet encounters Ophelia in the nunnery scene, she hands the letters back to him. He then tells her “You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish for it: I loved you not.” meaning that he never loved Ophelia. Hamlet suspects that her father, Polonius, has something to do with this, so he asks her where is her father. Ophelia lies and tells him that he is at home, this makes Hamlet get more angry and tells her “Get thee to a nunnery, go: farewell. Or, if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them.” He tells her this because he is angry at her for obeying her father's instructions as if she were still a little girl and he is aware of how controlling her father