As stated earlier, the ring that Bilbo possesses has a unique symbolic meaning, along with Bilbo’s sword Sting. Symbols in the Hero’s Journey have a greater meaning because it can do special things for and to the hero throughout the journey. Tolkien shows this especially in the main character, Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit. Bilbo had been a hero to himself and in troubled times with the dwarves. He went out of his comfort zone and found a new personality in himself that was not like a typical hobbit, “shy… disappear quietly and quickly…” (Tolkien 2).
Huck later writes to Mary Jane explaining all that has happened, and even giving her the money back. This last moral issue Huck experiences is important because he know longer is wanting to do the right thing for just his friends, but even random strangers that he doesn't know very well. All together, Huckleberry Finn fights what society has taught him and has morals stronger than anyone whoever raised him. Mark Twain added significant literary devices into Huck’s story to show the progression of Huck’s growth throughout all of his adventures. From learning to have a real friendship with a slave, to showing random strangers kindness, Huck ends up proving that he is a good person.
Can one item impact you and make you become brave or even self-confident? I think something can. Something as small as a ring or as big as a sword can make you feel braver or more self-confident. In The Hobbit, these ideas are throughout the entire story. Sting and the ring are important as symbols because they represent Bilbo becoming a hero; he shows bravery and self-confidence which are very important ideas in the story.
Is Beowulf a Hero? The poem Beowulf, tells of great the great undertakings of Beowulf, a man who has defeated many ruthless monsters and seeks fame and glory. If we take Beowulf and compare him to the Anglo-Saxon ideal hero, Beowulf fills all the necessary requirements but, when compared to modern day standards, Beowulf doesn’t quite make the cut. In the modern day, selflessness is the ideal. It is evident from the beginning of the poem that Beowulf is meant to be the hero.
There are also characters whose main purpose in the story are to have contrast with the protagonist and help them develop. These characters don't necessarily have to be good or bad. They are called foils. Thorin Oakenshield is a foil in the Hobbit. Even though he’s perspective in the story is still questionable, but he plays one of the most important roles in Bilbo’s development of becoming a hero.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde It can be very difficult to lead a respectable life which is constantly being looked upon by peers without both good and bad sides of one’s personality surfacing. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson the author describes the difficulty of a man leading two different lives. Repression is defined as the action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in oneself so that it remains unconscious. Dr. Jekyll makes the amazing discovery about isolating personalities but his desire for leading different lives prevails due to his nobility of being good in the name of science. Dr. Henry Jekyll is a respected doctor and physician who since his youth days has secretly engaged in corrupt behavior and actions.
A seeker flees from their dragon like how Hercules did, up until he changed his was because he knew Meg was in trouble. Hercules’ task was to make himself appear as a god to everyone. A seeker’s task is to be true with the deeper self like Hercules did when winning everyone's trust and love back by being himself. His virtue is hard work to achieve what he wants just like how a seeker's virtue is ambition. Hercules does this in many ways like when he tries to do what he can to defeat each monster that comes in his path.
He also has to worry about the other members of the “fellowship” being tempted to take the ring as well. This particular part of the myth is enforced by the character Gollum. He embodies the tortured soul and really gives the audience a sense of what it would be like to fall completely under the rings power. The music score for the “ring” theme is utterly dark and really allows the viewer to feel the immense pressure of wanting that power for oneself. Frodo is the ultimate hero in that he embraces his task with bravery and strength.
In my opinion, a hero is someone that takes risks when faced with a problem and helps others in the goodness of their hearts. Not to mention a hero is also someone who can give strength to others and save someone who is in danger.But how do these “hero’s” become this way? Are they born with their “powers” or are they shaped into heroes by their allies? In the story, The Hobbit Bilbo learns to become a hero’s only by the journey he takes and the choices he makes. Hero’s that learn to become a hero along the way don’t have an unusual birth.
Ambition can drive almost anyone to do things that their consciences normally would not let them do. For this tragic hero, ambition is his folly. Macbeth’s ambition causes him to be susceptible to outsides influences, overrides his conscience and ultimately brings his destruction. Macbeth’s actions have a profound effect on his character for the rest of the play. At first, he is described as a valiant hero of the land, bravely fighting for King Duncan, but his overreaching ambition causes him to do vile acts, completely overriding his conscience.
I believe the book Ender’s Game is more exceptional than the film because of the development of characters and events that happens in the book, and the hardship Ender faces to become a great leader against the buggers. Throughout the story of Ender’s Game, Ender is constantly being isolated by Colonel Graff in order for Ender to think, make decisions, and respond to situations by himself. This isolation is to prepare Ender to become a great leader in battle. In the story, Graff orders to have Ender’s monitor taken out to observe how Ender responds to mistreatment from bullies. He responds by beating up Stilson badly so that Stilson never bullies him again, to win all the other fights as Ender said.
Men crave the order of violence with rules and attach elevated importance to such contests in part because so much of life is entirely unjust and oppressive. Violence is not something one, no matter one 's level of expertise, can actually plan for. I can think of many tough young men dead young now. The symbolism of the ring, or the octagon gain resonance because they appeal to our desperate need for order out of the desperate appearance of chaos, for a struggle, if not for a taste of our hero 's invulnerability, for a portion of his honor and nobility. Gorn ties this drive, over time, to the class struggle both in England and America, and how the working class who fought for workers rights often identified closely with great fighters and bare-knuckle boxers.