Using a magical sword he finds in the giants’ hideaway Beowulf kills her with it. He discovers Grendel’s body and severs the head to take as a trophy. As he returns Hrothgar declares with gratitude, “This prince / Of the Greats, Beowulf, was born a better / Man! Your fame is everywhere, my friend, / Reaches to the ends of the earth and you hold it / In your heart wisely, / Patient with your strength and our weakness”(73). Admiring what a great man his is, Hrothgar praises then later warns Beowulf about the dangers of pride.
Throughout the novel Achilles is assisted by the Gods Zeus, Athena and Hephaestus, his shield created by Hephaestus is his talisman. The hero faces many obstacles. For example, his closest ally is killed in battle by Troy's greatest warrior Hector. Enraged he kills Hector in combat and avenges his best friend Patroclus.
"Leadership flourishes with innovation, intelligence, vision, honesty and doing the right things"(Anil Sinha). Mr. Sinha stated that to be a good leader, a person should contain intelligence, imagination and honesty, and should do things in a right way. In the video "Odysseus and the Cyclops" and The Cyclops which is written by Homer from the Close Reader, both talked about a Greek mythology. In the text, the main character called Odysseus, he leaded his crews to a secret island. In the island they met a monster in a cave called Cyclops and have a fight.
David was a shepherd, the youngest of the eight sons of Jesse of Israel, and his state was battling the Philistines, including a 9-foot giant named Goliath. No man in Israelite army was willing to confront Goliath besides David. Filled with faith and a passion for God’s name, David, unarmed, slew Goliath with a stone and a sling. Subsequently, he cut off Goliath’s head with the giant’s own sword, resulting in the triumph of Israel. This chronicle eventually led Florence to adopt David as their emblem, a bastion of Republican liberty.
It was difficult for Beowulf to defeat the dragon it threatened the people of Heorot, so Beowulf, being king, knew he had to risk his life for his people. Thor would have treated the situation differently, not necessarily thinking of protecting his realm but just wanting to start a fight. Although at first Thor seems a bit too immature to become a king, I believe he would also risk his life for his
The Mortal Vs. The Immortal Every great hero has some thirst for adventure, whether it is saving lives or defeating the enemy to obtain something important, they are always ready to go on a journey. In the epic poem called "Beowulf" , by an unknown author created in the mid 700's or 800's, there's an epic hero named Beowulf where he is this outrageous hero that seems that can't stop battling monsters. Beowulf's first battle is in Herot where he battles the monster Grendel terrorizing the Danes, he later then battles his mother and even after so many combats he confronts a Dragon in his elderly years trying to defend his people. His courage throughout the story demonstrates his nobility and will to fight against evil for the good.
What does a hero mean to you? A hero is an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honor, and self - sacrifice. In this paper, I will explain three ways that Odysseus was a hero and three ways that Odysseus was not a hero. 2 MORE SENTENCES First, Odysseus was a hero because he overcomes extreme dangers, such as Odysseus encountering the Cyclops. The Cyclops could have woke up at any time, but still yet Odysseus had put his life in danger.
When Achilles was killed in battle by the king Paris , it was Odysseus that had successfully got the warrior's body and armor in the thick of heavy fighting. During the funeral games for Achilles, Odysseus competed once again with Telamonian Ajax to claim the title. Theist said that the arms of Achilles would go to the bravest of the Greeks, but only these two warriors were brave enough to claim the title. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is strong.
Odysseus embodies the characteristics of an epic hero in many ways. One such way is that he was that he was born to be a king. Most epic hero’s are born into a royal family. Another reason that Odysseus is an epic hero is because he can complete tasks that most commoners could not. For example, he defeats a gigantic, angry, human-eating cyclops without its neighboring brothers noticing.
In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows many traits of an epic hero. Odysseus faces many obstacle and life threatening situations but he overcome them all. Odysseus is an epic hero because he has supernatural help and he overcomes obstacle throughout his journey by proving himself in order to reach his goal, which is getting home to Ithaca and to take control over his kingdom. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is capable of deeds of great strength and courage. Odysseus shows he is brave/courageous when fights the monstrous Polyphemus and stabbed him in the eye with a giant olive tree.