In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Creon, the king of Thebes, best represents a tragic hero. Creon demonstrates goodness in his intentions for Thebes as well as his fragile state due to the fact that he recently lost several family members. Creon, newly named king, finds himself as highest ranking official around, showing superiority. Creon often acts stubborn and prideful, his tragic flaw. And lastly, he must come to terms with the fact that he caused the death of his wife, son, and niece.
When Kamehameha was crowned King, his land was torn to shreds for all of the wars that took place. So he got down on his hands and knees, and help his men put it back together (23). This was an example that changed after the unification. This was good because he was being a good role model, and showing that he is not a king that lets his men do everything for him, and that he loves to help. Kamehameha is an effective, strong, helpful, and wise leader.
Glory is the prime motivation for Beowulf in his story. Beowulf wants to be remembered for the great deeds he has done in his lifetime, like Hrothgar. Hrothgar, the king has earned his glory in his youth. “To Hrothgar was given such glory of war, such honor of combat, that all his kin obeyed him gladly…” (Part 1) Hrothgar is now old and unable to protect his kingdom, and Beowulf decides that he will step in and help because of the glory it will give him.
Enkidu was chivalrous and cared for the well-being of the people, as did Gilgamesh, he just went about showing it in the wrong ways. Enkidu’s friendship made Gilgamesh a new man ultimately and a better king. The fact that we were the same yet so different makes the story more
They were expected to observe his covenant and laws, to defend the nation and take part in hostile war when esteemed essential, and to manage the general population with justice and righteousness. This was not seen in Herod the Great. The reality of the matter is that Herod was a ruler who conveyed wealth to Judea, making the nation more acculturated and unquestionably more delightful because of the majority of the developments. Despite the great things he had done, he was a man of indiscriminate cruelty, with an ungovernable temper and a contempt of justice. His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God.
Therefore, what truly defines a hero is what he or she gives up in order to give someone else another chance to do right. An example of a hero today is the man from American Sniper, someone that did much for their country in order to maintain peace, just like the hero in Beowulf. Like the American Sniper, Beowulf paid a price for defeating a tormenting foe. The dragon was killed and the treasure that it kept was now there for the taking, all because it was “paid for by Beowulf’s death” (2844). Beowulf gave away his life to give his men all the riches they ever needed in order to keep his country and people safe.
He used his tact to sway delicate situations in his favor and flatter those who had him at their mercy. Using his resilience, he persevered on his journey until the very end, willing to suffer great cruelties simply to continue homeward. This resilience left him as the sole survivor of his crew after a series of tests put forth by the gods, and it allowed him to reunite with his family. Odysseus used his cunning to deceive enemies and friends alike, spinning an intricate web of lies and transforming himself at his will. These are the qualities that make Odysseus an epic hero, and they are the reason that Odysseus was able to live to see his family even after he watched his friends die off one by one.
His Napoleonic Code was able to get rid of the privileges of the Estates, instituted banking reform, and allowed freedom of religion. Napoleon’s genius tactics helped keep his empire alive for such a long time, and he was able to win what very few men throughout history were capable of winning. At the same time, he did have some negative contributions. First, he forced himself to power, and suppressed all opposition against him. He also closed down all press he did not approve of, and used propaganda to glorify himself with his successes and blamed his failures on others.
King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at. I feel that reading this book gave me a better appreciation for the founding fathers of our great
Archetypes propel a plot by adding interest to the story and giving dynamic to the story. They are what keeps the story going. For example, without the hero, the story would be far less interesting and have little plot development. Avatar, by James Cameron, is an excellent film that shows multiple hero's journeys and many different archetypes that you can watch develop throughout the plot. Avatar is a movie about Jake Sully venturing out into another planet named Pandora.
One Goal, Two Journeys-The Hobbit and Rendezvous When reading the “Hobbit” and “Rendezvous”, we can see many similarities and differences between the hero's journeys. Although they share the same goal, to regain the land to its rightful owner, they approached their conflicts and journeys differently. When comparing the two journeys an interesting quote came to mind, "In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike" (Davey Tree). This is similar to the two stories of “The Hobbit” and “Rendezvous”, where Thorin and Mr.Wagamese share the same goal, but, Thorin was more aggressive and worked with a team whereas Mr.Wagamese was calm and worked independently.
Crazy Horse was an admired Native American leader. He never gave in to the movement of civilization into his territory. He was as free as anyone could imagine. Over the course of his life, he stayed true to the Native American traditions. He lived off the land and never went to the white man for help.
Good Guy Beowulf People say that one of the scariest things in life is someone making a plan without you knowing the true intentions of the plan no matter how good or bad it sounds. This seems to be the case in Beowulf where the mysterious “white knight”, Beowulf, slays monsters and almost go through hell to protect the kingdom that he later rules . In the beginning though it seems that he's in it for the fame and riches, but throughout the book we see the truth to his actions through him not asking for any treasure, his way of ruling for fifty years, and his final battle with the dragon. After every battle there has always been treasure or fame involved after the victories of Beowulf, but not once in the book it has Beowulf asking for any
The Anglo - Saxon Culture valued war, loyalty, honor, and riches. The American values are not the same as the Anglo - Saxon values. The Modern day values focus more on religion and equality. Shild was an abandoned child, who valued honor and riches to become a King.