Dale Carnegie quotes, “All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.” Death is a natural phenomenon that every man has to face. Although humanity can try to prolong life as much as they can, death will eventually come. Prince Prospero’s act of isolating and secluding himself from his countrymen together with “a thousand of his knights and dames of his court” in an attempt to escape death while his people are suffering and dying from the gruesome and fatal plague is a clear manifestation of his cowardice. It is human nature to fear death; it terrifies both the brave and weak. However, as the ruler he ought to have faced the great pestilence together with his people or at
To be selfless is to make sure the needs of others is put before your needs. Beowulf the Angelo-Saxon hero, made sure the safety of the Danes came before his. He put his life on the line just to fight off the monsters or dragons that made the lives of others miserable. In part two, Beowulf fights off the dragon but he dies after killing the dragon, his last words were to Wiglaf, he told him to take care of his people. The soldiers leave their home and families to fight for our country and our freedom.
As a payment to the king of the Danes, he decides to fight the dragon, just as he fought Grendel. Then he was a warrior and now he is a king responsible for his people. Beowulf’s decision is courageous but inappropriate for a king. His foolish but courageous decision causes him to die in the end. Before he fought the mighty dragon, he said “I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought in endless battles.
Brooks explains how people resist evil in their lives. Bales is making the good inside him even better and is resisting the small, evil choices so that they would not take over his decision-making in the end. When a person makes one bad choice, the evil choices become easier to make in progression. In the Shakespearean play Macbeth, Macbeth was a kind, loyal soldier who fought for his king and his country. When Macbeth gets his prophecies that he will become king, he gets scared of even thinking to kill his king.
This quotation shows bravery because Beowulf knew the dragon was much more powerful than him, but he took it upon himself to fight the dragon alone and risk his life to protect the people. Beowulf defeated the dragon but also lost his life while fighting for his people. He states, “So God/Gives guidance to those who can find it from no one/Else” (Beowulf 12-14). This quote is saying, how Beowulf will do what others will not do, he’s showing his bravery towards Hrothgar. The other criteria the Anglo-Saxon hero shows is generous.
He was to the point where he thought it would just be easier to die than to live with all these struggles. Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed his father which put a huge burden on his shoulders because he loved his father so much. What made it even worse was his mom, Gertrude, ended up marrying Claudius short after King Hamlet 's death. After the king was murdered, Hamlet saw his father’s “ghost” which told him that Claudius was in fact the one that killed him and that he wanted Hamlet to seek revenge for him by killing Claudius, but not to punish his mother for remarrying. He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time.
Fourth reason, in the beginning of the book, Homer wrote, “he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home” (Homer 5). But what good is Odysseus saving himself for when in the end he couldn't even control his members in the end. That's why he shouldn't have recklessly sacrificed so many of his members and had a big ego. When Odysseus went back home, he saw that his son and his wife were not safe, so he killed the man’s who were trying to win Penelope heart to gain power. Penelope was so happy that he was back, but really, if Odysseus never left, Penelope and his son would've never be in danger in the first place, that's why he is not a hero.
This is his final act of comitatus shows how committed he was because it the text it stated, “No coward could have walked ther!” (2541) When he goes to fight the dragon he ends up being all alone and is killed while fighting it. His people had rewarded him by letting him lead the kingdom so now he fought bravely for them. If he had retreated and not showed comitatus he would have been exiled the the other warriors. As stated at the end of the story, “Telling their sorrow, telling stories / of their dead king and his greatness, his glory.” (3172) This final stand for Beowulf shows that he has the best comitatus because no other character so as much commitment to anyone else as Beowulf
However, Hercules feels it his doing, so he quickly attempts to cleanse himself of his actions, by killing himself; “Shall I spare my own life then?” he said. “I will avenge upon myself these deaths” (223). But because he is humane, Hercules makes his own mistakes, but still attempts to cleanse himself, not matter the personal cost. After getting drunk in a house of mourning, Hercules prepares his blunder by venturing to the underworld to retrieve the dead wife. Though he could have simply apologized to the host, Hercules makes such a courageous gesture that shows he truly selfless.
Raffel states, “Together Beowulf and the young Wiglaf kill the dragon, but / the old king is fatally wounded. Beowulf, thinking of his people, / asks to see the monsters treasure” (pg.31). Beowulf can’t kill the dragon alone, and Wiglaf knows it, so he goes to help his king. This shows how Anglo-Saxons helped each other when in need. Even when injured and dying Beowulf was thinking of his people and what he could give them.
Firstly, Macbeth had betrayed king Duncan. King Duncan thought of Macbeth as a noble, loyal warrior after Macbeth had defeated the Norway leader. Duncan has also rewarded Macbeth crowning him king of Cawdor but, this was not enough for Macbeth after all his hard work he only got crowned king of Cawdor and Duncan 's son got crowned the next king . Macbeth felt he deserves he is Greedy and needs more, he decides if Duncan won 't give him the crown he will have to get it himself. Then to be crowned the next King Macbeth has killed king while Duncan is sleeping in his own castle "he murdered sleep"