His "raging temper" led to him estranging himself from all his closest friends, and he witnessed as he became "a bane to the people". What separates Beowulf from Heremod is that he has a measure of restraint, and he is both "physically strong and acute of mind"(1843). Beowulf is considered a true hero in the eyes of Hrothgar and others not just because of his ability to kill monsters, but because he subscribes to keeping the peace when necessary. The best heroes do not threaten civilized society during peacetime through needless fighting, but uphold it by being patient and prudent, as Beowulf
Throughout the epic, violence is evident in the actions and the decision making of the characters in order to obtain peace. The battles and suicides throughout the story are prevalent and gruesome, while moments of peace are minor and fleeting. The characters, whether man or god, result to violence as a primary way to manage their problems. Aeneas is strong, heroic, and seems calm; however, he does not receive true peace and calmness until he has killed his enemy, Turnus, to end the battle and avenge his friend, Pallas. Nonetheless, Aeneas is a noble character who overcomes bad odds and embodies Roman ideals, including violence.
Beowulf was determined to kill Grendel, whether it was with a weapon or just bear hands. He knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but he continued to show his courage by going through with the fight. Determination plays a big part in taking a stand. Having determination when taking a stand shows what kind of person someone is. "The fact is, Unferth, if you were truly as keen and courageous as you claim to be Grendel would never have got away with such unchecked atrocity, attacks on your king, havoc in Heorot and horrors everywhere."
Just liked in the movie, The Avengers, superheroes and villains come to fight to save the humanity or hurts it. Heros could bring justice for the people and civilized the whole nation; unlike the villains, they brought seekers to people and lead them to tragedy. Heros, who tried to find villain 's plans in order to get one step ahead of the opponent(s). While villains acted like poker face or joker. Just liked no other battle like the first Battle of Bull Run that related to the movie The Avengers.
Perhaps he was only different from the other warriors because he had identified his inner demons and was able to conquer them, allowing himself to wield those demons to defeat others? There is a common saying that says, “Before we can conquer the world, we must first conquer the self” (Sanders). This quote rings true, not only for ordinary man, or even heroes and monsters, but for exceptional warriors like Beowulf as
As you can tell from my examples both characters, Elie Wiesel and Atticus Finch are courageous. It may be in different ways, with Elie going through physical pain and Atticus being more of a mental/verbal challenge, but in the end, it’s all courage. Hence there is courage in both Night and To Kill A Mockingbird. Both characters knew that they were most likely going to be conquered, they had nearly no chance of overcoming their problems, yet they both put forth their full effort until the
The quote highlights the picture because it not only shows Gregor 's intentions, but his inner feelings as well. Being the beast he is no one could love him. Even though his size is impressive and he 's not particularly unattractive, his kill count just keeps piling up. He will most likely just keep fighting and fighting until someone younger and stronger than him takes him down. It 's an unfortunate fate but one he chose for himself as he still intends to keep fighting.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” Martin Luther King Jr. The Outsiders has lots of violence and love in it, making it a shaky, twisty and turny experience for the reader. Violence and love are a vital element of the plot in The Outsiders; the book relies on violence to further the plot, and love to solve problems. Violence is never the answer between the Socs and Greasers, yet they like fighting. Instead, if they love each other they could find a way to stop this tension.
Both gangs agree on having a rumble because the Greasers were treated unfairly and The Socs were trying to be somewhat fair. All of The Greasers were thinking“ We gotta win that fight tonight, We gotta get even with the Socs. For Johnny. “ (125). This shows that the only reason why the Greasers participated in the rumble was to get even with the Socs and to take that win for Johnny’s death.
What brings a man success is his courage and tenacity against overwhelming odds. Whether Santiago wins or loses his battle with the marlin is inconsequential to him waging a good fight. Santiago and the marlin exhibit qualities of pride, honor, and bravery, and both follow under the same barbaric rule: they must kill or be killed. Throughout the novel, it suggests that it is possible to transcend this law. It is through the effort to battle the inevitable that one can truly show what they are made of.
In The Germania, Tacitus pointed out many oddities that set the Germanic people apart from the Romans who encountered them on the outskirts of their great empire. One of the things that really stood out was their love for warfare and how important it was for men to be valiant warriors. The extent to which they feel about this is illustrated best when Tacitus says “they consider it base and spiritless to earn by sweat what they might purchase with blood.” Their hunger for war was so great in fact, that when there was an extended period of peace in their own nation, they would go to neighboring nations who were at war and fight there. They did not care who they were fighting for, as long as they were fighting. Fighting was so important that they never went anywhere public or private unarmed, and they received their first official weapons as youths when they were given a shield and a javelin.