He is taking a gamble to stop the war in which many lives can be lost by delivering the stone to the elvenking. In the end, Bilbo is showing many of the characteristics seen in an extraordinary hero. By using his intelligence and skills he finds way out of these perilous situation the group faces everyday. He slayed a spider, freed his friends and stopped a war which can prove that he has changed from that everyday ,run of the mill hobbit into an audacious, courageous, selfless hero that the readers can see and believe that even themselves can become a hero if they ever wanted
Throughout history people have relied on their strength and power to solve problems. In The Odyssey Odysseus is telling his adventures to court of Alcinous which involves struggles and triumphs. Odysseus was the king of Ithaca who left his family to fight in the Trojan War, with many of his men, then took close to twenty years to return home. In the epic poem The Odyssey homer changes Brute Force in order to reveal his message Brute Force will not solve every problem but, knowledge will be effective to his Ancient Greek audience and the reader. Brute Force develops from fighting with an overgrown monster to avoiding the beautiful singers to winning back his family.
“The Initiation” ends here because at this point Harry has completed his quest. Harry has acquired the sorcerer’s stone before Voldemort and defeated Voldemort. After Harry wakes up he starts his return to his aunt and uncles house. Harry Potter embodies two sections from “The Initiation” in Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. These sections are “The Road of Trails” and “Meeting with the
In the novel Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson faces off with a previous enemy, Luke, with friends Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson. They are looking for a man named Daedalus, who owns a workshop in the labyrinth. However, the Titan Army is also hoping to find him to use his talents for evil. The theme of the Battle of the Labyrinth is that you should never let your guard down in dangerous situations. First of all, Percy had suspected Quintus, a new camp counselor, from the very beginning.
The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a novel that explores the challenges faced by Ponyboy Curtis and his fellow gang members, growing up in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma whilst living in the crossfire of two rival gangs: the Greaser and the Socs. During Ponyboy's journey he learns many important lessons, but after several tragic events, three key lessons stand out from all others. These are: to “stay gold,” not to judge others too quickly others and the pointless of violence. One of the most important lessons Ponyboy learns in The Outsiders is to, “Stay gold.” At the end of the novel, just before Johnny Cade dies he tells Ponyboy to “stay gold”, in saying this, he means that he should stay innocent and to not change who he is as a person. This is an important moment as, after Johnny dies, Ponyboy is very distraught and becomes more like the other Greasers.
In his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell discovered a basic pattern that can be found in all stories portraying a hero. In his hero’s monomyth, the main character is called to an adventure into a foreign land and the skills obtained during the journey are later tested to defeat their toughest challenge. An example of a heroic monomyth can be illustrated in Marissa Meyer’s fantasy novel, Cinder, because the heroine is called to an adventure that she at first refuses, explores an unfamiliar landscape, the castle, where she learns more about her tragic past, and soon comes face to face with her greatest adversary. The events of Cinder follow a linear story that begins in New Beijing, China. The main character, Linh Cinder, is a young, cyborg mechanic at a local market.
In the beginning of the tale, Oedipus conquered the Sphinx and liberated the people of Thebes by solving the riddle that resulted in her death (45-50). Oedipus is well-known for solving riddles in order to grasp an understanding of his life (138-141) due to uncertainty and mystery of his past. This relates to the mysterious Sphinx throughout the entire story as he deciphers the questionable history of his birth, his marriage, and the death of his biological father. Oedipus is called upon to once again rescue the suffering citizens of Thebes to resolve the ongoing famine and plague. It was affecting the city immensely, killing so many people that there were not enough alive and well to properly bury the dead bodies (184-185).
Homer is a King who simply wants to get home after a ten year war, but runs into constant struggle with giant monsters, tempting enchantresses, and magical bird people. However, Homer made Odysseus as a relatable character by having him be prideful and irresponsible, flaws shared by most of humanity, as well as quick-thinking person to keep the story interesting. One trait of Odysseus is that he’s incredibly prideful. For instance, in Book Nine, Odysseus screams his name
"The Battle of The Labyrinth" by Rick Riordan is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. When the story begins, Percy is a 14-year-old demigod who getting ready to begin a school year at yet another new school. He is on his school orientation tour when disaster strikes and monsters attack. This is the beginning of a summer during which Percy has to head down into the Labyrinth with some of his closest friends in order to save the world. Percy then heads to Camp Half-Blood where he is told about the Labyrinth.
The idea of the movie is not only to inform the viewer of Harry Porter’s dilemma but also to convince the viewer that there is more to him than just an orphan with nothing left to live for. In the Harry Potter movies, the concepts of friendship, determination, treachery, and good over evil are still well-known with new casts bringing new ideas and twists to the plot. The main character Harry Potter was played by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson was Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint was Ron Weasley. They form a great trio of friendship in these movies. The performance of every character in the movies was marvelous.