Beowulf's bravery was shown when he volunteered to help the Danes in their fight with Grendel, and not only did he stop there, but when he had defeated Grendel he stuck around for a little longer to slay Grendel's mother who had made herself known after the death of her
He goes through many horrible things such as drinking his urine, losing his left foot and his left thumb. But, at the end, he still has the faith and braveness to fight with Annie. Paul Sheldon, like a phoenix rises from ashes, does not only get his freedom back but most importantly, he got his ability to write novels again. From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey.
Responsibility is key to survival in The Hunger Games because you must be responsible and careful before making a decision that depends on your life. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” (Winston Churchill) In The Hunger Games, two tributes, one male and one female under the age of eighteen, must leave their district to go and compete in The Hunger Games. While in the games all twenty-four tributes must fight to the death to entertain their Capital city.
A timeless human goal has always been to set visionary goals to advance the coming generations. Although many results can be successful, a great number of them can turn out deadly. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley illustrates the result of a man’s visionary motive of creating life, which consequents into the birth of the deadly creature. The creatures understanding of justice is based on eliminating anyone or anything preventing him from reaching his goal; accordingly, his actions to attempt revenge upon Victor only led to his downfall throughout the novel. The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation.
The participants fight till death, and the survived participant is crowned as the Victor. The novel tells the story of the sixteen-year-old girl Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to take her younger sister's place in the annual Hunger Games. Peeta was chosen as the male contestant from district 12. The novel
Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698). Harry Potter was willing to give up his precious life so that other wizards would be able to live a happy, full life. Comparing Odysseus, who only sought revenge so that he might, “lay plans to kill our enemies” (Homer 1082). The only one Odysseus was fighting for was his family, which is somewhat selfless but mostly selfish as he could have fought harder for his men, instead of condemning them. On top of that all, Harry Potter had many loved ones dear to him die, yet he still persevered on and Voldemort uses it as an insult saying, “...
The hero’s main conflict is his internal struggle because the internal struggle completes the monomyth. According to Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, the monomyth ends when the shadow is defeated. It is very clear in both the Hobbit and the Hunger Games that the story has ended when the internal conflict is resolved. The external conflict in the Hobbit was to defeat Smaug. Smaug did die however the story was not completed.
For example, in the Epic Poem Beowulf, during Beowulf’s battle with a Dragon that was getting revenge on the people of Herot, The dragon “leaped with pain,thrashed and beat at him,spouting murderous flames, spreading them everywhere”(Beowulf 675-678). The dragon was determined during the fight with Beowulf, fighting in a very vicious way. The Dragon was seeking vengeance, because a thief stole treasure from it. Also many other kingdoms had a lot of issues with monsters. During the year 999, “The Nobility spent its waking hours battling foes to preserve its prerogatives”(Chua-Eoan 47).
Hercules’ task was to make himself appear as a god to everyone. A seeker’s task is to be true with the deeper self like Hercules did when winning everyone's trust and love back by being himself. His virtue is hard work to achieve what he wants just like how a seeker's virtue is ambition. Hercules does this in many ways like when he tries to do what he can to defeat each monster that comes in his path. With this, everyone can see that the movie portrays Hercules as a seeker.
These themes are mostly found in the weapons, armor, and treasure in the story, which not only serve to further key plot lines, but are also heavily laden with symbolism. One of the first examples of the not-so-subtle symbolism in Beowulf we see is when Beowulf prepares for his fight against Grendel. He is well aware of how many men Grendel has killed and just how dangerous this monster is, yet Beowulf refuses to use any armor or weapons when he fights the beast. Later, in the second act of the story, Beowulf seeks out and faces off against Grendel’s mother. This time, Beowulf is fully equipped with chainmail armor and Unferth’s family sword, Hrunting.
In “Beowulf,” the hero-king is faced with challenges that are both physical and moral, both threatening his life. Like Sir Gawain, Beowulf has all the requisite characteristics of a hero and like Sir Gawain, he is invested in protecting his reputation. Beowulf does not know when to stop fighting; even in old age he is still waging the morally just fight against evil forces, suggesting to the reader that the struggle to maintain one’s identity is lifelong. The fight against evil never ends; however, what the author of “Beowulf” may be suggesting is that by passing the torch on to the next generation, the continuity of the fight is maintained and lessons are shared. As we mature, “Beowulf” suggests, we begin to relinquish our fight and teach
The poem, Beowulf, is about an extraordinary man with superhuman strength and courage that embarks on a quest to defend and save the Danes from the vicious monster, Grendel. J.R.R. Tolkien says that the theme of this poem involves a “man alien in a hostile world, engaged in a struggle which he cannot win.” I agree with this statement because Beowulf is superhuman like an alien, lives in a very hostile world, and is involved in a constant struggle that he is bound to lose. I couldn’t agree more when Tolkien says this poem involves a “man alien”. Beowulf is clearly portrayed as a superhero-like being throughout the poem.
In Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss Everdeen is displayed as a somewhat consistent heroic character. Aristotle would have to agree that Katniss fits in his overall model of an ideal character. Katniss first begins her strong and determined stance at the day of the reaping with her famous line “I volunteer as tribute”, in attempt to save her sister from being forced to fight in the Hunger Games. Throughout the three books, Katniss continues to save people, however, she also loses many loved ones along the way which isn’t very consistent with her character. The first person that Katniss saves is her beloved sister, Primrose Everdeen.
Ordinary world The ordinary world is where the Hero's exists before their present story begins, it's their safe place oblivious of the adventures to come. Their everyday life sets the story and when we learn crucial details about our Hero, their true nature, capabilities and outlook on life. The journey begins in ends in the ordinary world. Hercules lives a normal childhood with his “mother” and “father” in a small town, were he is known as the town freak and is use to being shunned for superhuman strength, that causes the town a lot of chaos.
The success of Risk Risks are the something people will take to achieve a goal, in which, that is what set those people apart from the rest. Those people are then labelled as the greats. Now, those who exceed the label of great, accomplish this by continuing taking risks, even after they do not reach their goals. Taking risks is what pushes people to do the unthinkable, and that is how we accomplish progress. Taking a risk is a necessary part of achieving success.