He also reflects true suffering and struggle. Homer compares feasting and suffering very closely to show that struggle results in something deeper than the result of feasting. The significance of struggle is that you take everything head on despite the fact you could fail. The foremost reason Odysseus is unmatched is because he has no need for nice things, only need for destiny/ things of relevance. Not only does he commit countless heroic acts in situations of high pressure where he could die, he also never loses faith.
Beowulf is motivated by being the best warrior he can be. Beowulf is not interested with money or greed.- motivation to kill the dragon to protect his people and leaves the treasure. Beowulf is motivated by killing monster and battling them and just being the best warrior he can be to prove the people his point. Beowulf chose his path on what to be in life. Beowulf the most courageous warrior and well risk his life to fight monsters to who ever hurts his people.
Battle Hardened Life is tough, but being determined leads to success. Determination is firmness of purpose, or having courage. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag in particular exemplifies determination. Montag goes through many difficult situations, but his determination allowed him to survive and have success. Montag displays his determination in his conversation and brawl with Beatty, when escaping the murder of Beatty, and when reaching the river.
Philbrick did not only write a meaningful book about hope and friendship but also made it a realistic, adventure novel. His novel entertained me but also made think about what hope truly is. Hope isn’t when when you think oh I’m too lazy to study but I hope I do alright on the test. Hope is when something bad happens to you and all you can do is think about when everything will be alright. Max started out the book being lonely and hopeless.
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.
Archetypes in literature are often seen as courageous and selfless individuals. When no one else seems willing to go the distance or go that extra mile, they do. Aside from this, they are also seen as the underdog; when all odds are against them they persevere. A great example of this is seen in the “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Lightning Thief” written by Rick Riordan. Percy, in the novel, is written as a troubled youth battling his own internal battles all while trying to find himself and coming to terms with the fact that he is different and will forever be different.
He also was a definite model of a masculine man. Most of this was taught to him from being in the war. “Masculinities most defining trait would be violence and a military is the largest entity of violence in a society” (Tag Archive). Kiley could also be a coward in different parts of the novel. In the novel it states, “They carried the common secret of cowardice barely restrained, the instinct to run or freeze or hide, and in many respects this was the heaviest burden of all, for it could never be put down, it required perfect balance and perfect posture.
A significant amount of being a hero involves physically fighting. One could say since Achilleus is fighting and presenting a hope of victory for the Argives then he is portrayed as more heroic. However, hero’s are praised for their selflessness in battle and their good hearts, not acting on anger and revenge. Patroklos sets a good example of a hero, with such empathy for his countrymen he says, “… such grief has fallen upon the Achaians. For all those who were before the bravest in battle are lying up among the ships with arrow or spear wounds” (XVI 22), and then pleading with Achilleus to let him go into battle.
Fate plays a very powerful role throughout the novel; The idea that everything is inevitably planned. In the beginning of the novel John Grady, seems pretty content with the idea of fate, although the belief is somewhat romantic and old fashioned. When things begin to happen to Grady and Rawlins, his view of fate is distorted and he does whatever he can to rage against its laws and create his own fate. Fate to Grady is almost like a religion it pushes him onward despite his troubles. Doña Alfonsa, Alejandra’s aunt, describes the fate with a eerie accuracy, “I thought you didn’t believe in fate.
He said, I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. (Lee 112) Jem had the conception that courage was a “manly man”, a man that was tough and could fight. However, using Ms. Dubose as an example, she explained a new type of courage to Jem.
Why did F Scott Fitzgerald name his book the great gatsby?He should 've named the book tough love,because there is a lot of people in the book that love each other but can 't seem to be together. Throughout the story friends argue wanting to be more than just friends the wanna love each other and be together. In the great gatsby a quote is said .”he wouldn 't consider it. He couldn 't possibly leave daisy until he knew what she 's going to do. He was clutching at some last hope and I couldn 't bear to shake him free.