During the Anglo-Saxon period an epic poem, Beowulf, was published; since then many have given him the title “an epic hero.” Throughout Ancient times, the ideal hero is thought to have exceptional quality and character. Beowulf was blessed with the gift of superhuman, meaning he possessed great superhuman strength. But Beowulf goes beyond the expectations of any normal hero: Spiderman, Superman, and Hulk. An epic hero is one who puts society before his own life and will battle till fate decides who wins. A hero’s purpose is to sacrifice his life while trying to aid others.
Well, Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny have done just that. My definition of a hero is an imperfect person that risks something or someone to help out another person, and is brave, courageous, and strong. All three characters have shown heroic acts and even lost their own lives because of it. Even though that Dally didn’t get recognized for a hero when he died, I know that he was one, not a Juvenile Delinquent that got shot. There are also various reasons why Ponyboy and Johnny were heroes too.
As has been noted, many of Beowulf 's characteristics are also shared by traditional epic heroes. He 's brave and never "cowers", defeats previously unbeatable monsters, comes from nobility, and has incredible superhuman strength. Beowulf can be compared to any other epic hero, and the similarities found between them will be never ending. However, there are other characteristics that the king of the Geats possesses which make him be very different from most epic heroes. First, there is the issue with Beowulf 's lack of a moral compass.
The first quality they share is courage. The two heroes demonstrate their courage in a different way. Beowulf is a hero with a lot of courage because he fights without weapons. He does not believe in using weapons to kill people. Beowulf is described as: “Dripped with his enemies blood”.
The hero was confronted immediately, the battle was hard of Beowulf but by divine intervention our hero was able to survive and triumph using a giant’s sword. He slayed Grendel’s Mom and saved the Danes ones more, for this he is considered a
Although Arthur begins his journey alone he does meet up with Merlin, the court magician and faithful companion, who accompanies him. Much like Beowulf, Arthur gains great respect and praise from his people by fighting alone, even though it is not necessarily the smartest thing to do. The characteristic of being fearless when faced with death is often a trait of heroes because it is associated with courage and strength. King Arthur and Beowulf are not afraid to die, thus showing their courage to their adversaries and followers.
The story of Beowulf depicts an invincible character who slowly reveals his mortality as the tale progresses. At the beginning, the reader is introduced to a son of royal blood who was known for his strength and victory in battle. Other than the fame he had gained from whom he descended and the victories he had won, Beowulf was just like everyone else. He had no gift from the Anglo-Saxon Gods, nor was he granted power from a magical sword. A series of three battles allows the reader to understand things about Beowulf that reveal the mortal side of him.
Get the water...”(542). I chose the helmet of a knight to represent this because knights are the heroes that help others and make them feel secure. Virtues/Vices- Mr. Frank’s best qualities are that he is both optimistic and compassionate. He constantly urges the families to stay calm and that the war will be over soon. When they all thought that they were going to be discovered, Otto comforts them by saying, “We’re alive, safe...”(543).
The Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “loyalty” as “the quality or state or an instance of being loyal” (Webster’s Dictionary). Throughout the book, Robin Hood was always loyal to the people of Nottingham, by giving them food, money, and helping them when they needed help. Another definition of loyalty is, “Loyalty is the feeling of allegiance to a course of action. Heroes in stories are known for their act of extreme loyalty where they even risk their life to save someone close to them. Robin Hood and his friends are examples of heroes with intense loyalty” (Speed Up Career).
She treated the children as if they were her own. She made sure they ate and had nice, and clean clothes to wear whenever school started. Atticus was definitely a major role model for both his children because he was a well-mannered father. From the beginning of the novel until the end, his kids were trying to make him proud of them. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand” is just one of the non-violent, influential lessons he told his children.
Marcus Luttrell is more than lucky, he is also highly skilled in the art of combat and is a shining example of human determination. Many people speculate that simply surviving does not make heroes, but surviving against the odds that were against Luttrell is legendary. Luttrell has done much more than just serve his country; he has also started charities for veterans and continues to be an avid member of his community. Marcus hates the liberal media for their ignorance in the matter of veteran welfare. Marcus had a book written about him because of his incredible luck in the worst of odds.
“I tend to be rational/analytically-minded. I work hard and have a high standard for the things I do”. His family and friends see him as a person that is a leader and encourager. “I would say that my friends see me as a leader in our home and someone to look up to. For friends and family, I am someone that can relied on when they need help”.
They look and listen because they feel that they know I will take good care of them and handle the situation. I feel that softness and kindness are are incredibly necessary to be a strong leader, yet they are never emphasized as much. A little kindness goes a long way, and I feel that it will help me move up in leadership roles, because people respect and trust the person who always helps
In the epic Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, Beowulf is depicted as a heroic figure who fights monsters and defends the weak. During its time, Beowulf would be considered a great hero, however in today 's standards Beowulf would only be considered a great warrior. That’s because a hero should value the lives of the people and not seek to be rewarded. Instead, Beowulf committed heroic acts for his own selfish reasons and never shows to values the lives of the people. From fighting Grendel to slaying the dragon, Beowulf only fought because he value the fame and fortune that comes along with those accomplishments.
He was the true “Bellona’s bridegroom” (1:2:61). We fondly remember in the battle against those Norwegians and the “merciless Macdonwald” (1:2:11), he was watching my back and stayed by my side. Such memories will never be forgotten for it is because of this wise man that I am still standing