He never gives up on hurting the kingdom that he continued to eat, without an opponent he continues to defeat the kingdoms warriors. Until the hero came to defeat Grendel and finally won because he strived for fame. Beowulf is very ambitious, ready to go to battle anywhere. The epic states “When he hears the tale of Hrothgar’s distress, he sets sail for Denmark to rid the land of its fear” (“Beowulf”). Beowulf did not know who these people were yet he sent sail for this journey just to earn a win on his hero card.
Odysseus: The King, The Voyager, and The Hero Would you consider a war hero a hero? Not only do they share the word hero, but to me, they share many traits and qualities. Google defines a hero as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities”. In the Odyssey, Homer writes about a man named Odysseus who is traveling home to his wife Penelope. In order to get home (inf), he must travel to numerous islands and slay numerous beasts, but does this make him a hero?
Although he was loved by his citizens, his political views differed from the rest. In order to get rid of Julius they all plan an assassination on him, including his best friend Brutus. After they kill Julius Octavius teams up with Antony and they go to war with Cassius Comedy/Tragedy: Julius Caesar is a tragedy because the events that take place. A beloved military leader by his country. Unaware about the affairs going on inside the country, they plot to get rid of Julius Caesar.
From being a respected soldier, to killing King Duncan, Banquo and Mcduff’s family, Macbeth has turned from a noble man into a tyrant. His once noble heart and kind soul has transformed into a cold and bitter one. You can say that Macbeth was a victim, but we must also consider the horrors of his actions, and his downfall as a tragedy. At every turn of the book, he was fighting inner enemies, falling to ambition and the misanthropic spiritual world. There was no stopping after killing Duncan, and he will do anything to protect his throne, battling against the suggestion of fate, and manipulations of his wife the whole time.
Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698). Harry Potter was willing to give up his precious life so that other wizards would be able to live a happy, full life. Comparing Odysseus, who only sought revenge so that he might, “lay plans to kill our enemies” (Homer 1082). The only one Odysseus was fighting for was his family, which is somewhat selfless but mostly selfish as he could have fought harder for his men, instead of condemning them. On top of that all, Harry Potter had many loved ones dear to him die, yet he still persevered on and Voldemort uses it as an insult saying, “...You
Facing the struggle between individualism and nationalism, he had a quest to undertake. He discovered his inner deep and in accepting that with his courage and determination, he was reborn into a new person. When he reached the comprehension and appreciation of the King’s motive of war, uniting all countries to bring peace to all people, he did not kill the King but chose to be killed by the King’s soldiers. The time when he made his decision is also when he successfully completed the Hero’s Journey. During his journey, the viewers can see the growth of Nameless from a swordsman full of hatred to a hero of his own myth.
Odysseus once again becomes the Hero in Disguise while trying to escape from the Cyclops. “My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbdy” (961). Odysseus tells the Cyclops his name is Nohbdy so when he later stabs the Cyclops, the Cyclops will scream that Nohbdy is stabbing him. This aids Odysseus and his men because it lets them escape since no other Cyclopes came in and tried to stop him. Odysseus becomes the Hero in Disguise because he saved himself and his men.
He was noble and wise. He may not of been born into royalty or nobleness but after being in the war and being loved by the king of Rome, I consider that to be of nobleness. His fatal flaw was loving his family because if he hadn’t talked about wanting to go home to his them or having them as a weakness at all, he never would’ve been so threatened. He makes the mistake of making an enemy of Commodus, the son of the King of Rome. Maximus refused to swear his loyalty to Commodus which put a target on Maximus’ back.
Pride is formed through personal constant experience of success and accomplishments, but to much pride leads to poor decision making which if not controlled ultimately leads to your demise. In the play “Oedipus the King” Sophocles gives Oedipus a dreadful dynasty predicted by the oracle. Despite Laius’s preparation to kill his son, Oedipus, before his fate was sealed, he survived and later becomes the king of the same city his father ruled over. Over his ruling of the city of Thebes Oedipus gets multiple chances to stop searching for the ugly truth because a man of his stature can not quit the search for the truth. Therefore, Oedipus’ hamartia of pride guides him on the path to meet his everlasting fate.
A great leader, a warrior and a husband that became famous because of the concept of Trojan horse and the Greek hero, he was ODYSSEUS. In the world that full of war there might be a leader that will protect and fight his kingdom like Odysseus. In the present day, the politicians might be the hero of his or her community from different risks, enemies, consequences and problems. The movie of The Odyssey, Odysseus tempted many times like when he affair to Calypso, a nymph, but he realized that his wife and son need and wait him no matter what happen but he don 't have ship to get out on that island of Calypso. Hermes the messenger of gods and goddesses, persuades Calypso to let Odysseus build a ship and leave.
I believe that Odysseus is a strong leader, due to the choices and fates he chooses in the story. When Odysseus and his men were stuck in the Cyclops 's cave, Odysseus had to come up with a plan to help the men escape. Due to his bravery, he managed to stab the Cyclops in the eye and free his men from the island. Even though he could have died in the process, he would sacrifice himself for his shipmates to escape. Another example of Odysseus being a great leader, was when he and his men had to travel to the Underworld to find out how to get home.
Even though he’s out numbered, he takes his chances by being courageous to defeat these sea monsters (559). Another trait is Beowulf’s strength that helps him become a hero. Beowulf has “hands that [move] with thirty men’s strength” (380). Like a superhero, strength is also important for a native hero. Beowulf battles monsters like Grendel who triumph his size and devour men who nobly fought in battle.