History has a tendency to repeat itself through actions and moments. This is evident when comparing two epic heroes: Iron Man and Beowulf. Like Beowulf, Iron Man demonstrates many of the qualities of an Anglo Saxon epic hero such as courage, strength, and arrogance. Even when read the definition of a hero: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities.
Entrepreneurs controlled the Gilded Age creating a growing economy with booming businesses and yet this has not changed over the years. John Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie can be compared to those with the names Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Multibillionaires, who know what the consumers desire, is what these men are best at. They knew and now know business well enough to be able to control our country’s’ economy. However, these successful business men do not do it together. Every growing economy needs competition and Rockefeller and Carnegie were no other than the two who had discovered this perfectly. Through modification and deals with private owners, these men found their way to the top just like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates do now. Windows
Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job in taking the expected and making it the unexpected. He shows that although hard work and dedication are important to be successful, they are not the only determining factors. Each chapter started out with a story of someone who seemed to have risen from nothing into something, and he carefully broke the situation down and analyzed the time periods, what their religion/ ethnicity were, family life, and what was occurring in the world during their youth. In each part he connected back to previous stories/examples to continue making the point that it is almost impossible to truly make a successful career out of nothing on your own. By dividing the book into two parts he is able to really explain
There have been epic stories about saints and fearless pioneers who bring down shrewdness and convey peace to the general population in which they reside, Beowulf follows this traditional concept.The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most essential work of Old English writing. The epic recounts the account of a saint, a sovereign named Beowulf, who frees the Danes of the beast Grendel and recounts his brave demonstrations battling Grendel 's mom. All through the epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller utilizes numerous components to construct profundity to the characters. Only a couple of the essential character components in Beowulf are Wealth and Honor, Biblical, and Man versus Wild topics.
There are an ample amount of qualities that one could stigmatize with an epic hero. Four of which are the most predominate; strong, ethical, and quest and glorified. The main protagonist within the story Beowulf is faced with three relentless foes of which no other human dares to go against. His battle versus Grendel, who was known as “mankind’s enemy” (L.79), he demonstrates his strength in a number of ways. “That shepherd of evil, guardian of crime, knew at once that nowhere on earth had he met a man whose hands were harder;” (L.273-275) The monster Grendel was mortified at the fact a human could be so strong as to seized his claws.
Actor Anson Mount once made an insightful observation, “all of us have a hero and a villain in us.” This is something that has been confirmed over time, across cultures, and is also corroborated in famous literary works such as Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf and William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Key characters in these epics often rose to the occasion and made a positive impact on the society with their exceptional bravery, selflessness and moral courage. There were also instances where the same characters didn’t exercise the best judgment. Although Beowulf had many more heroic moments than Macbeth and Macduff, each of them had their virtues and flaws that surfaced at different times and under different circumstances,
Who is this man behind all the popular social technology inventions? Steve jobs is the creator of I phone and the brand of Apple. He has built the most valuable corporation in the world. His mission was to humanize personal computing. Steve made the music bloom a bit more with his software invention of iTunes. Made music available to buy on any ones computer and made it easier to listen to music. At the near end of Steve jobs journey he found out he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. Then later on died on October 5, 2011. Steve jobs used perseverance, passion and brilliance to overcome his hard life obstacles.
Literature has maintained a strong influence on society and its perceptions of heroes for centuries. In consequence, the time period in which a literary work is written reveals much about that society’s ideals. For example, the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, illustrates the deeds of a heroic knight and reflects the values of his community. Throughout the poem, Beowulf displays commendable behavior by saving another kingdom, defeating three villains, and maintaining allegiance to the lord and his people. Even though a millennium has passed since the release of this epic, heroes today display characteristics similar to those of Beowulf. Yusra Mardini, for instance, is a Syrian teenager who while escaping her war-torn country, saved tens of refugees from drowning. Her heroic action
Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world, yet he is also one of the most selfless; a very rare trait for most billionaires. Bill Gates impacted America with the invention of an easy operating system so that everyone in the country could use a computer, and with the charities he donated to with the money he made from his company.
Literature has maintained a strong influence on society and its perceptions of heroes for centuries. In consequence, the time period in which a literary work is written reveals much about that society’s ideal. For example, the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, illustrates the deeds of a heroic knight and reflects the values of his community. Throughout the poem, Beowulf displays commendable behavior by saving another kingdom, defeating three villains, and maintaining allegiance to the lord and his people. Even though a millennium has passed since the release of this epic, heroes today display characteristics similar to those of Beowulf. Yusra Mardini, for instance, is a Syrian teenager who, while escaping her war-torn
People recognized Jobs’ for what he ended up making and not for his challenges that led him to being triumphant. Jobs explains his philosophy on life when he states, “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly be right” (3). This is one of Steve Jobs famous quotes. This quote means do what makes you happy because the next day you might not be here. Steve made this quote because he realized his life is short and priceless and nothing could ever get in the way of that. Jobs worked hard for 33 years and 6 valuable months: “I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer….it showed a tumor on my pancreas...the doctors told me that pancreatic Cancer is incurable” (3). In this quote Steve could not get death off his mind. He had surgery and was fine for a couple more decades. Throughout the remainder of his life this is what he practiced and it lead to great success despite
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, did the work, and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea” (Saint-Exupéry, 1948). This perfectly describes Steve Jobs. He was a leader with passion and clear vision who directed his people and got extraordinary achievements. While many believed him to be a transformational leader, others see him as a toxic leader. Although, it is true that he was very strict and set a very high standard but would it be possible without his firm determination? Furthermore, the way he uses his power to influence people in Apple Inc. to reach zenith is very different because nobody could predict his thoughts and behavior.
Founded by Steve Jobs and his co-pilot Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer was able to design a computer in the form of the beginning of Apple computers in the time period Between the years 1981 to 1985; since 2005 until now, Apple has seen many developments; successive successes.