An example of honor is when he chooses t fight Grendel with no armor. “unarmed he shall face me, if face me he dares.” (685-685). This proves to the reader and to Beowulf’s men that he is a truly honorable warrior. He has gone above and beyond to make the fight equitable and make sure that he is at no advantage. The last trait that Beowulf shows is bravery.
A hero’s purpose is to sacrifice his life while trying to aid others. Beowulf sees this as an opportunity to make himself be known; he believes those who have fought should be remembered through time. Throughout Beowulf’s heroic journey, he fought for a loyal cause, he followed the code of honor, and showed courageous bravery. From time to time, Beowulf always showed that he cared for everyone other than himself. When Beowulf hears that the king needed aid to help defeat grendel, he never second guessed his decision.
Hector chooses to go to war, even though his wife and son beg him to stay. Next characteristic is that he performs courageous deeds. Hector risked his life to fight in war. "Once again on the battlefield, he was eager for the fight, and better fortune for a time lay before him(Hamilton 194)." Hector leads his army to protect Troy.
Get the water...”(542). I chose the helmet of a knight to represent this because knights are the heroes that help others and make them feel secure. Virtues/Vices- Mr. Frank’s best qualities are that he is both optimistic and compassionate. He constantly urges the families to stay calm and that the war will be over soon. When they all thought that they were going to be discovered, Otto comforts them by saying, “We’re alive, safe...”(543).
After all these reassurances and prophecies that now Macbeth knows that he will never be defeated, he still asks whether Banquo’s descendants will be kings. This gives us some understanding of the state of panic and weakness Macbeths is in, as his legacy will not be remembered, shadowed by Banquo’s sons, prompting him for more
Paul and his comrade, Kat, developed a bond of friendship and brotherhood during the dismal times of the war, which helped their individual desires to survive and protect their fellow soldiers. Although Paul is very sympathetic about the war and believed that it was very pointless, he still served his country as ordered, in the hopes of
The Parson also “preferred beyond a doubt giving to the poor parishioners round about both from church offerings and his property” (l. 497-499). Through being a righteous man and therefore giving to the poor, the Parson is also shown as a charitable member of medieval society. Chaucer continues his lesson of leading a life according to a principle of charity in the Wife of Bath’s Tale. In this tale, a Knight is being taught a lesson of unselfishness which he learns in the end when he says “My lady my love, my dearest wife, I leave the matter to your wise decision… whichever pleases you suffices me” (l. 406-411). This shows that the Knight learned about unselfishness because he allows his wife to make the decision for herself and not have it be what he would choose.
Love in the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, is demonstrated through esteem and fairness which is connected by family and friends. The author, Harper Lee, indicates this love through Atticus, who reveals his love by they way he treats Mr. Cunningham and Tom Robinson. As well as, the unbreakable bond between Dill, Scout, and Jem is a lifelong friendship, and Atticus's fatherly love towards Scout and Jem. Throughout the novel love is shown in numerous ways. One example of the way Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is considered a love story is through the way Atticus treats Mr. Cunningham and Tom Robinson.
Creon chastises his son for going against him, siding with his bride. This in my opinion is going against his father, and shunned upon (Sophocles 17). Gilgamesh and Creon are leaders, in contrast, the treatment of the people differ. For example, Gilgamesh shows no concerns for his peoples’ feelings, but protects the city from enemies, while Creon cares for those who obey him despite who they
"But Beowulf refused to rule when his Lord's own son was alive." "He gave Herdred all his support, offering an open heart where Higlac's young son could see wisdom he still lacked himself: warmth and goodwill were what Beowulf brought his new king." This shows Beowulf's loyalty to Higlac his late King, and to his family. Beowulf would not be dishonorable by taking what wasn't rightfully his; he would rather stand by Higlac's son and teach him all he knows. Beowulf is the hero to his King's son and country, by staying loyal and having honor.