Atticus has shown courage by shooting the rabid mad dog and in doing so protected his own children and the citizens of Maycomb, but in this quote he is telling his children that real courage is knowing you might lose but do it anyways, he is referring to the events of Mrs Dubose fighting morphine addiction in the last stages of her life. Atticus has shown exceptional courage thought out the novel in many events and also recognises the
Throughout the story, Proctor does many things that can be characterized as heroic. An example of this is when he confesses to committing lechery with Abigail Williams in order to save his wife, Elizabeth: “I have known her sir, I have known her” (Miller 1309). When he says this, he is giving not only Abigail up, but also himself, in order to protect his wife. This takes immense courage, bravery, and selflessness at a level only found in people that are characterized as heroic. These actions involve several important characteristics in heroes, but not the most important characteristic: honesty.
Beowulf showed the characteristic of loyalty. To be loyal you have to be reliable and you have to be very trustful. Beowulf shows loyalty when he says,“ I sought out Hrothgar, first,came to him in his hall;/When Healfdane's famous son heard/That I’d come to challenge Grendel,he gave me/A seat of honor alongside his son”(Beowulf 322-24). This shows loyalty to Hrothgar because he came to him to tell him he will fight Grendel and kill him, and he wanted to do it alone because he did not want anyone getting hurt. He did it for the safety of his people, and he stayed true to his word and killed Grendel.
These heroes are similar because they both embark on a quest to defend their kingdom against an enemy. Both heroes prove themselves noble in nature, honoring their commitments to their kings. Both possess great strength, both keep their vows, battle on behalf of another, and have a sense of justice. The same could be said about our more modern heroes - firefighters, for example. However, there are also differences between the Beowulf and Sir Gawain.
Joseph Campbell defines a hero as “someone who has given his life to something bigger than himself.” In the epic poem, Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney and the novel Harry Potter and the Source’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling, both follow The 17 Stages of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Beowulf and Harry Potter prove they are heroes and fit into Campbell’s pattern because of their bravery, perseverance and courage throughout each story. In Beowulf, the main character Beowulf, demonstrates courage throughout the poem and Campbell’s Monomyth helps prove his heroic journey. Beowulf says, ‘“And so, my request, O king of Bright-Danes, dear prince of the Shieldings, friend of the people and their ring of defense, my one request is that you won’t refuse
The idea of a hero is explored differently in the ancient Anglo-Saxon text Beowulf and John Gardner’s Grendel. During the time period of both of the stories being a hero is very important to everyone. Beowulf is not a true hero, even if he tries to make himself out to seem like a true hero, based on modern ideas of the Hero. In the poem Beowulf being a hero is very important to the main character Beowulf. Beowulf has been known for who his father is.
This paper will to you how exactly why Grendel is evil and Beowulf is good. In the story Beowulf the character Beowulf was labeled as good. He was good because he didn 't fight just to be fighting, he fought to protect the people [ I, alone and with the help of my men, may purge all the evil from this hall Pg.25-Beowulf]. In the story Beowulf the character name Wiglaf is also described as good because he was the help or partner of Beowulf. They was good because throughout the story they was self-sacrificing.
Medieval Being loyal was a crucial trait of a hero in the medieval era, especially to those higher in power than them, such as their king or lord. In Beowulf, Beowulf and his crew are loyal to their King and Queen by fighting for them. The King praises the heros by saying “It is most fitting you do Queen Wealtheon. To the best of friends, who come in our greatest need”(6). The King tells the Queen that she should praise them as they have come when they needed them most.
Well known heroes, Beowulf and Gawain are famous for their bravery. They had entered a battle by themselves; risking their lives for the justice of villains. They both live by their unwritten rules: loyalty to the king and nobility. They also hope that when the die they will be remembered in a positive way. Even though Beowulf and Gawain have many similar values and actions, their personalities and intentions could not be more different.
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. One reason Beowulf is the better epic hero is because his intentions and motives were selfless. He always fought to save the people, not for glory or treasures.