Once upon a time, there was a marvelous warrior that was a hero to so many and king to some. In the story of Beowulf, the hero, Beowulf, must follow and go through the hero’s journey. The hero’s journey has twelve stages, or three acts. The stages go in the order: 1) The Call to Adventure, 2) Assistance, 3) Departure, 4) Trials, 5) Approach to the Inmost Cave, 6) Crisis, 7) Treasure, 8) Result, 9) Return, 10) New Life, 11) Resolution, and 12) Status Quo (Winkler). Since Beowulf is facing three different monsters, there is not only the story’s significant journey, but also multiple inside it. There are three mini-hero journeys Beowulf’s main journey.
Leif Erikson is guilty of Second Degree Murder. What is going to be shared with you is about his early life in Iceland. When Leif Erikson left Iceland he went out and he found Greenland. His first voyage was around 1,000 A.D. after he left Iceland. He was around 22 years old when he went out to find Greenland. So, this is the beginning of his life now let’s get into his later life.
The horror in their bloody faces, the anguish as you witness your own village getting ransacked by barbaric blood hunger Vikings. The Vikings are savages who have zero knowledge of morals and have no sympathy. Instead of laughing and watching them terrorize the peace, we need them to leave us alone as fast as possible. As you may have heard recently, my own small village two weeks ago was pillaged by the Vikings. It was ransacked and torn but what was the reason why? There was none. They see pillaging not as actually tearing down an entire civilization of innocent people, but as a fun activity they do to show how strong they are. And it need to be stopped for good.
Lutheranism changed and created new church doctrine for the benefit of its followers. New religious services were offered in the Lutheranism religion such as, Bible readings, preaching of the word of God and song. The leaders of the church were ministers, unlike the Catholic Church which was led by priests. The services were led in German, the common language of Germany, instead of Latin. Ministers were even allowed to marry which was very different than the Catholic Church because ministers and priests weren’t allowed to marry. Luther even married a runaway nun by the name of Katharina von Bora.
Absolute monarchs centralize their absolute power. Louis XIV and Peter the Great are exceptional examples of an absolute monarch. Louis ruled in France from 1638 – 1715 and Peter ruled in Russia, but he was not liked by many people. They both had all four characteristics of an absolute monarch. Louis centralized his power by keeping nobles busy with court life, he increased revenue by supporting the arts and literature and reformed taxation with the help of Jean Baptiste Colbert. In addition, he increased his army to gain more territory. Peter the Great centralized his power through fear of the people, built up his army from nothing, and what also made him an absolute monarch was he did not share his power with anyone at all.
The American Civil War was a war fought over equality. The country was split into North and the South, the union and the confederates. The war was sparked by the election of the sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln in 1860. A month after Lincoln took office the Civil War would officially start. President Lincoln wanted to get slavery out of the states. Angry and unwilling to accept Lincoln’s proposal, seven southern confederate states withdrew from the rest of the country and made the Confederate States of America. With tensions rising and neither side willing to back down, a war broke out in the nation. This war was a brutal and bloody war, in some cases families would fight families over their disagreement in whether African Americans should
Initially, the Thirty Years War began as a religious war. In 1618, the main conflict emerged, when The Holy Roman Emperor, Phillip II, attempted to force Catholic conversion on his subjects. Outraged at his tyranny, many of the protestants within his kingdom began rioting. In Prague, they gave a demonstration by throwing several governors out of a palace window. As the violence elevated, other countries began to join in. Some, such as Spain, joined in support of the Catholics. Others, including Sweden and England, intervened on behalf of the protestants. Already war was causing serious problems within Europe. Rulers had increased taxation due
Canute 's brother, Harold, died in 1018, and Canute went to Denmark to take over after Harold died. Canute made his intentions to avert attacks against England very clear in a letter in 1019.Canute appointed Ulf Jarl to command Denmark while Canute ruled in England. Ulf later would cause Olaf Haraldsson and Anund Jakob to begin to launch attacks against Denmark, due to Canute’s favoritism to England. When Canute heard about this, Canute set sail for Denmark to set Ulf in
Grendel attacks the Danes because he is an evil creature, and hates the happiness of the Danes in the Heorot hall. All the noise that the men make causes Grendel to become very irritated and does not want them to be celebrating and partying at all. Grendel's attacks kills many Dane warriors. Grendel wants to kill every single warrior that is the Heorot hall. The only thing that can help the men stay alive is if they are not in the Heorot hall. This is where Beowulf comes in the save the day.
What qualifies a person to be called a hero? Officially a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Most people think of a superhero, like Batman or Spiderman, or someone closer to them such as their mother or their life-saving doctor. Heroes tend to be the main character in a story. Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey. They both go through the “Hero’s Journey,” and display many characteristics of a hero. Beowulf, however, better fits the qualities of an epic hero due to his unselfish personality, his fearlessness, and his nobility.
The concept of a hero is prevalent through all generations because it presents a template for ethics and behavior. Beowulf is a pivotal epic told by poets throughout early european society and mirrors the manly nature of their ideal hero. The patriarchal values of the Anglo-Saxons are displayed through the epic Beowulf. The characters’ loyalty to their leaders as well as their conventional sense of masculinity indicate that the values of a society determine the values of an individual.
In the early and mid 1100s the Hansa trade town of Lübeck was rising to prominence on the Baltic coast. Along with other Hansa towns, Lübeck allowed the Hanseatic League to dominate trade across Scandinavia and the Baltic for the next three centuries. Colonies of Low German speaking merchants,
RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL TENSIONS, 1523-36 The Late Middle Ages were in most of Europe characterised by social tensions. In many places, authorities were questioned – especially the rich and powerful Catholic Church. In 1521, Martin Luther – under the protection of a German prince – definitively split from the Pope and
As we have seen, the introduction of Christianity to the Vikings had significantly contributed to the end of the Viking Age in mid 11th Century, not only due to the persuasive Christian missionaries, and the realization of the benefits of Christianity, but also the forcible nature of Scandinavia king’s conversion of their subjects (which will be looked into in more detailed in due course). One must bear in mind that most of the evidence we have on the conversion of the Vikings is through archaeological excavations, as Gareth Williams explains that “we can see it in the archaeological evidences [that] Pagans buried their dead with grave goods, but Christians normally didn't, and this makes it relatively easy to spot the change in religion.”