Alexander, the young king of Macedonia, was the greatest military commander in all of history to ever to drive an army into battle. He was not only inspiring, but he also patient, brave, clever, and never went into battle without strategic planning, which is what made him The Great Alexander. He believed he could unite people, through the sheer force of his will, and he did just that. Alexander the Great also conquered huge territories during his reign. Why was he so successful?
Heroes are to uphold all of the best values and traits one could have. Beowulf is held high in society due to his courageous attempts to help and defeat various monsters. Beowulf is held so highly in society as a warrior that later he becomes a wise and effective ruler. “When the hero arrives in his own land, Higelac treats him as a distinguished guest. He is the hero of the hour.
Beowulf, being the first and the greatest hero of them all, he definitely sets high standards for a superhero demonstrating his super strength, his bravery and selflessness, and last but not least his boasting. Sacrificing his life to the very end gives him the honor for being the greatest because he just wanted the best for his people 's safety from all
Fighting monsters to him made him feel important to the people in the world. everyone thought of him as a hero for standing up to evil no one else would dare to do. Beowulf’s fame and glory is what kept him going and his drive is what made him defeat the monsters. Beowulf’s first monster he fought was Grendel. Grendel was a monster that would appear in the land of the Danes almost every night.
Any person willing to fight two dangerous creatures must really want to protect their people, correct? No, not for Beowulf, the King of the Geats Hrothgar asks him to defeat her for taking one of his men so Beowulf accepts the challenge. Not to stop her from hurting anyone, but because his pride is too high to possibly deny it. In the story on page 58 line 490 “If weapons were useless, he’d use his hands, the strength in his fingers. So fame came only to men who cared to win it
Every battle Beowulf fought, he fought as if it was his last and that is what truly makes him the great warrior he is. It 's easy to flee a battle, but it 's hard to stay knowing death is a definitive factor. Beowulf shows that he is willing to die for his glory and to protect the Danes in every battle he faces. Against Grendel, Grendels mother, and the dragon. During his battle with
However, he would often credit God/Lord himself when talking about how he achieved such feats of strength and how he was able to survive such devastating enemies. Even during the battles himself he often thought of his fate or God in helping overcoming imminent defeat. Without God or fate’s interventions there would be no Beowulf, a great hero, only another dead man by one of these great monster he
“Life doesn't cost him a thought” (Heaney 1536). This quote shows bravery because he is brave and confident in himself that he will fight to the fullest when he battles monsters it's like he's not scared of death and real quick to risk his life to save or help others. “Yet the prince of the rings was too proud to line up with a large army” ( 2345-2346). This quote shows bravery because it shows he’s too proud to fight with an army he rather fight one on one and that shows that he is brave and not afraid. “I shall win the gold by my courage, or else mortal combat, doom of battle, will bear your lord away” (2535-2537).
Though one real and one fiction, Beowulf and Alexander Hamilton both can be viewed as ‘heroes’ through their abilities to embody the values of their time, such as generosity, dedication, and bravery. Anglo-Saxon values varied widely, but Beowulf very clearly demonstrated generosity throughout the epic. He willingly goes to the Land of the Danes to fight the monster that plagued them, a very brave and generous action. When facing the potential for death before fighting Grendel’s mother, Beowulf asked that, “If the combat kills me, take care/of my young company; my comrade
Odysseus is an Epic hero because of his quick thinking skills, bravery, and confidence for himself and his men. Odysseus is an epic hero because of his bravery and confidence during every obstacle throughout his journey In Part 1 whie Odysseus is about to come across cyclops cave, he says “I brought along and victuals in a bag, for in my bones I knew some towering brute would be upon so soon- all outward power, a wild man, ignorant of civility. “ Odysseus is showing his bravery of not being petrified of what he might come across, like the cyclops. Odysseus has no intention of harming them, but he is not sure what their intention is. This example is important because not only does it show confidence in himself, he also shows confidence in his men.
In the start of the book, he was able to defeat the Giant in the mind game he played in battle school by attacking him in his eye. Also he was the only one who was intelligent enough to get beyond that part of the game (65). This displayed how he was smart because he was able to think outside the box and make risky decisions. Being smart made him a good leader because he could come up with creative methods to win and no one else would think of. Ender was also caring.
To Whom It May Concern, April 25th, 1252 It is my professional opinion that Lancelot du Lac would be a grand choice for the position of head knight of Camelot. Not only does he have the necessities for the position he also has numerous expanding qualities that will be needed to truly lead the attack. Lancelot was a wonder to watch take on his colleagues while training at the guild. His finesse was remarkable at his age, not even truly being a man but still taking on the biggest of fighters. Lancelot always showed bravery, facing the biggest of foes, he was also the only one to volunteer to journey into a dangerous crypt in which the artifact we were looking for may or may not have been there.
From fighting Grendel to slaying the dragon, Beowulf only fought because he value the fame and fortune that comes along with those accomplishments. In the beginning, Beowulf was introduced as a young and powerful warrior whose heroism is defined by his great strength.