His courage and strength exceed all human men. Beowulf came willingly to help the Danes which was highly unusual in a time of war (Fisher). He set a moral example for human beings spreading the need of friendship. Beowulf was most definitely the ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior as an epic hero of epic proportions (GÓMEZ-CALDERÓN). Gilgamesh was destined to greatness from birth.
Henry David Thoreau is known as one of the most relevant transcendentalist authors in America, not only thanks to his work as an author but also his ideology and activism as a normal individual. His transcendentalist way of both thinking and living was not only influenced by the fact that he lived in Concord, the cradle of transcendentalism in the US, but also by being in close touch with other great transcendentalists such as Bronson Alcott or Ralph Waldo Emerson. The latter one was probably the most influential on Thoreau’s development as a true transcendentalist, since Thoreau actually put into practice Emerson’s thought that in order to get to know who oneself truly is, you have to focus on Nature and devote yourself to it; and he captured his experience in the wonderfully descriptive and spiritual book Walden. Thoreau’s approach to transcendentalism, as compared to other authors and thinkers of the time, is truly fascinating and somewhat of a practical example to the rest. While transcendentalists spoke of the importance of nature in our lives and how we should try and be as close to it as we can, Thoreau went and experienced it himself when he went to live at Walden pond for two years, two months and two days.
Demonstrated in lines 197-203, Beowulf (the hero of the Anglo-Saxon period) is described as the “mightiest” man on Earth; he is also considered “highborn” and “powerful.” These are some of the necessary traits a hero needs to the Anglo-Saxons. Also, this hero must be a generous person; when the honorable Hrothgar needs a protector
Although, the training did help him later in his life and what he had learned lead him to become a successful and famous architect. Here are some of his famous artworks: Carceri d’invenzione, Grand Piazza, The, Veduta della Piazza di Monte Cavallo, and many more. The three artworks that I like it the most are Carceri d’invenzione, Piazza del Popolo, and The Colesseum. Carceri d’invenzione is about an ancient Rome or Baroque ruins, this artwork is a big successful for him, the proportion, gradation both of them fit perfectly to the artwork. Next is The Colesseum and this is my favorite drawing from Piranesi.
He was known for his famous novels, such as The Three Musketeers, The Count de Monte Cristo and much more. Alexandre became very famous in Paris, everyone knew his novels. His father was a heroic character which inspired him to write heroic stories.The Three Musketeers is about how heroic these three men and D’Artagnan are. They set an example to people just as much as his father did. He really enjoyed writing heroic and adventurous stories and used his father’s past as a motivation to his stories.
The first theory developed on leadership is known as ‘The Great Man Theory’ which was developed in the 1840s and was posited and made popular by writer Thomas Carlyle. According to Carlyle (1841), “The history of the world is but the biography of great men”. He believed that the decisions made by great men in history, such as Mohammad, Napoleon and Shakespeare helped to shape history and that their greatness can be attributed to their nature which shaped the decisions they made. Carlyle asserts that the unique qualities that enable these men to capture the imagination of the masses are gifted to these great leaders and present at birth. The theory suggests that great leaders are in the position of leadership because of traits they possess and thus they deserve their positions.
Ekphrasis and Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde was a famous author and playwright, well known for both his literary works and the drama that surrounded his personal life. Born in Dublin in 1854, Wilde attended both Trinity College and Magdalen College, distinguishing himself early on as a classically talented individual. Upon graduation, he moved to London to pursue a literary career. With his charm and exuberance, he was quickly accepted into many prestigious social circles. His friend Frank Harris described him as “not only an admirable talker but […] invariably smiling, eager, full of life and the joy of living, and above all given to unmeasured praise of whatever and whoever pleased him (Harris 4).” As well as being charismatic and likeable, Wilde was extremely witty; he had a way with words that served him well both in his career and in his personal relationships.
Steve Jobs was one of the few people who dared to think differently. In his biography Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson presented to his readers how Jobs was able to pair creativity with technology in a way that had never been done before. Jobs held a strong passion for his projects, and was determined to present the best possible version of technology to the public. It was because of his driven personality and persistence that his inventions were able to make an impact on the world forever. One reason as to why Jobs was the man who rose to success during this technological era was because of his unique personality.
Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most iconic people of the 20th century. One of the reasons Martin Luther King Jr. was such a great and influential revolutionary in the context of civil rights is because of his mastery of ethos, pathos, and logos. Even today when mentioning King’s name in a conversation commands respect which shows just how great of a character he was, which demonstrates ethos. King also had the ability to connect emotionally with people of all different races and could easily be seen as an embodiment of the civil rights movement. Last, but not least King demonstrated logos through his words, he was a very well educated man who articulated himself well and could appeal to logic with ease.
Through Jiva Goswami, who happened to be one of the genius scholars in the times of wrangles between the schools of thoughts, Caitanya Vaisnavism, founded by Sri Caitanya in the early sixteenth century, is still present up to this day because of his great works. Jiva Goswami is known as the pillar of Caitanya Vaishnavism, his contributions to the movements are still celebrated in the present days. In his time, devotion and philosophy were two separate things until he combined and balanced them together. Today the Caitanya movement is known and respected as the first tradition to do such a good work. His great books, the sandarbhas, is where he deals with teachings of Sri Caitanya, in different topics that other scholars such as Sankara and Ramanuja has debated on, the topics touches the relationship between the knowledge God, the world etc.