They battle to the death. “Yet Some men say in many parts of England that King Arthur is not dead, but carried by the will of the Lord Jesus to another place”(195). King Arthur and Sir Lancelot both died in their own honor. Battling till death is one of the codes of Chivalry during this
Loyalty is defined as a strong feeling of support or allegiance; both characters, Polonius and Zazu, clearly show this trait throughout the stories. The following passage expresses the loyalty that Polonius shows to Claudius. As Polonius is trying to convince Claudius that Hamlet is crazy because he is in love with Ophelia, Polonius says to the King, “Hath there been such a time-I would fain know/ that-/ That I have positively said,”Tis so.”/ When it proved otherwise?” and the King responds, “Not that I know.” (II.II.159-163). This simply shows Polonius’s desire to please the King and what he is willing to do for his master. As the King’s “yes-man,” Polonius
Dealing with the characters there loyalty is explained well through their actions, the thoughts that are being spoken upon on; has the audience thinking rather the character is loyal or disloyal. Comparing Laertes and Hamlets loyalty, is very appealing to the crowd. Having loyalty for them can be considered as a good thing, but it can also lead into a negative impact. Hamlet is one of the leading characters in the play, his part that he plays is; is representing him to be a man who is very loyal to his words and vows. Hamlet was the king’s son, and being a son of the king can be a struggle at times.
The positions women hold are not as dominant as the men shown because it’s usually glossed over by the demanding roles of men. Although, women still were able to excel at their roles and impact the society in countless ways. These roles can be illustrated through Beowulf, when the society of the Danes like mothers, peace-weavers, and mistresses of the hall. As for Beowulf and Grendel women partook in roles that took a more negative effect, like
Many stories have at least one hero from whom the reader can learn because of the morals that the hero embodies. Heroes have distinct traits that separate them from bystanders and villains who the reader also meets throughout the story. Despite differences amongst the plethora of stories from this genre, a common denominator exists within every character that an author portrays as a hero. J.R.R. Tolkien uses multiple characters that show similar unique traits through their actions in his novel The Return of the King to define what it means to be a hero.
This can be found when the narrator states “…his weapon/ Had failed him, deserted him, now when he needed it/ Most, that excellent sword, Edgetho’s/ Famous son stared at death, / Unwilling to leave this world…” (558-561). Despite the loss of Beowulf’s beloved sword, his devotion to the task at hand remained constant, proving himself to be highly devoted. Epic heroes possessing devoted qualities within modern-day society can be found through the work of ministers. Ministers, such as Billie Gram, are wholly devoted to the salvation of all individual, regardless of their diverse backgrounds. Although the characteristics of an epic hero are under constant modification, Beowulf is still an effective modern-day hero due to his acts of courage, compassion, and dedication in relation to his people.
In this specific piece of literature, qualities like patriotism and individualism are exceedingly prominent, this all being due to Henry’s use of literary devices. In the first sentence, Henry uses ethos to articulate how he is patriotic to his home, but he occupies diverse views compared to his audience, which shows his individualism. Throughout the speech, Henry uses words such as “ourselves, and we” to exhibit that he is still with the audience- not against them. When Henry said, "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself guilty of treason towards my own country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings” (1). He is saying that this is what he entails to achieve for his God.
Before Socrates explains to his peers what Diotima instructed him about the true nature of love, it is first important to highlight the first explanation of love discussed in dialogue. Like Aristophanes, Socrates also at one point believed that love was synonymous with the gods. Through treating the “gods with due reverence”, Aristophanes argued that: “he [Love] will restore to us our original nature, and by healing us, he will make us blessed and happy” (Reeve and Miller, 141). Although some ideas carry over to Diotima’s explanation of love to Socrates, such as love promising “the greatest hope of all”;the fundamental principles of what explains passionate love are drastically altered within Diotima’s account of love (Reeve and Miller, 141). Diotima immediately provides clarity as to passionate love’s true identity, in that love is not a god, instead, love exists as “a great spirit”, serving as “messengers who shuttle back and forth between the two [men and gods]” (Reeve and Miller, 142).
He argues that women were able to handle hardships and were just as capable and well-equipped to handle them as men, if not more so. Hawthorne also shows his beliefs through the transformation of Hester’s physical appearance. She is originally described as being “lady-like” with “dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam” and a beautiful face (Hawthorne, 46). Hester is a very pretty woman, but as she became stronger she lost some of that beauty. She loses her femininity which is consistent with the expectations of the Puritan town.
In his short story, TIm O’Brien intentionally chooses words and phrases that evoke emotion in the reader. The author’s word choices give the reader a complete view of O’Brien’s perspective of his dilemma. “All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heros of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought of personal loss or discredit.” TIm O’Brien uses this quote from his short story to generate a feeling of uncertainty in the reader. It prompts the reader to question his/her own ability to be brave and strong in a time of crisis. The author also uses the words and phrases in his short story to connect to the reader.