The epic poem, Beowulf, was written by an anonymous author, but followed the same heroic character or person who is loyal, just like the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxons were very dependant on their lord and they would show him their loyalty in various ways. There are several ways that define a hero, such as Beowulf, in this epic poem. A hero is not only loyal, but also unselfish, courageous, and shows his faithfulness.
In the humorous folktale entitled ‘The happy Mans shirt’, the king has proven to have shown several character traits. He has also demonstrated his loyalty towards his people, cares for his son and is dominant for his people. Firstly, the king has proven himself to be loyal towards his people and his son by treating the with respect. He has been loyal to his son as he was patient for the time when he would encounter a happy man as he knew that he would eventually encounter one.
What positive trait does it takes to make someone admirable? A wise man once stated “you’re only admirable if someone desires to follow in your footsteps”. Odysseus is a character in the epic poem The Odyssey, written by a well-known author name Homer. The poem shows how Odysseus makes it home and how he handles certain situations. Odysseus has positive characteristic traits; and is strategic, brave, and loyal these characteristics make him admirable throughout his journey home to Ithaca.
It is this part in the poem that somewhat revealed the importance of his boastfulness in this poem. Other heroic tales have helped us form a set of characteristics that tend to describes heroes, one of those characteristics being humble. Humbleness is not only a heroic trait but that of a good person—which is why Beowulf’s bragging tends to throw the audience off. Beowulf builds himself up with his words. By this I mean he boasts about his previous ventures and his success to come because this helps the Danes and King Hrothgar gain confidence in him concerning the defeat of Grendel.
In The Giver, it teaches us about how love is very essential to life. For example, in Jonas’ community, love if forbidden and forgotten, but Jonas and the Giver prove to us over and over how crucial love is. The Giver demonstrates love when he declares, “‘ You can understand, then, that that’s what I felt for Rosemary... I loved her’” (133). Jonas and the Giver shared memories of family and loved ones.
The video “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman” was an audio track of a man reciting the poem, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” accompanied with scenic photos cued alongside the voice of the man. I enjoyed reading and hearing the poem and I do like it, because it makes me feel like I am a part of a greater purpose. Listening to the poem made me feel nostalgic of the times that I would spend with my siblings, where we would band together and perform a task purely for the joy it brought to our own hearts. Yet, this poem also makes me feel hopeful, particularly for a future where I aspire to contribute relief to the lives of others. The writer’s description of the landscape stretching beyond him, and acknowledgment of how the steps he took would
From the very beginning of Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself, it is apparent that he is giving the reader a sort of stream of self-presentations by stating, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself… For whatever atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” (Whitman 24). With these lines being said it can be seen that Whitman views himself as having a type of connection with the person who reads him as well as indicating that he is rejoicing in who he is and is someone that is proud of who he is and the life that he lives. . Whitman also seems to give a sense of viewing humanity equally by stating, “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” (Whitman 24), thus indicating that he believes everyone is born equally in a sense.
Just like the people of Ithaca, Hamlet didn’t just forget about his king, and his father. He yearned to figure it out. Most characters in Hamlet are very loyal, Laertes, Hamlet, Horatio, and Fortinbras, all show their loyalty throughout the play. Whether it’s starting an army to avenge their father, or creating a subterfuge, it’s evident that loyalty is a big part of the play. It was this display of loyalty that helped make both stories so timeless and make them still relevant
He fought for his honor with his kingdom and family, the Gods, and Circe. He survived getting his kingdom back, Scylla and Charybdis, and the Lotus Eaters island. And finally, he was very noble with his fatal flaw (pride) to the point that he admitted that he did something wrong. Throughout all of his travels I think the moral of it is gratitude. Because as Melody Beattie once said “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for
a group of friends follow the main characters until the end or until they die. Everett’s main companions are Pete and Delmer, while Philius and Eumaios are the main companions to Odysseus. The companions are similar in their loyalty to the hero and the shared lust of both parties to return their native land. The many connections between ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ and The Odyssey support that the movie is based on the epic poem.
Beowulf was a great leader who was loved and respected by his people. He built them a mead hall showing his affection towards them and showing he is grateful to be their leader. These type of acts help show he is a leader of great compassion and honor. Gilgamesh is also a great leader of his country, but was not good to his people. He was smart and powerful and lead his country into prosperity.
George Washington was a great leader. “He respected all his men and listen to their ideas one by one.” This makes happy his men to be treated with respect to be listening. They feel like humans. Doing this make people want to work that help run well the United States.
I think what we admire both about Black Hawk was his honesty and bravery for standing up for what is right. It is really beautiful how they portray their beliefs and traditions because you can see how heartfelt their intentions are. I agree Elizabeth,
“Life begins at your comfort zone.” Neale Walsh once said. Many share this same outlook in life while others may say otherwise. Al Young shares the same belief in life as Neale Walsh in his short poem. “For Poets”, by Al Young, is an uplifting and inspirational poem.