Two people can appear to be polar opposites, but turn out to be more similar than what meets the eye. Surprisingly, the Barber and Captain Torres are particularly similar people. Both take their jobs extremely seriously, have a dark side to them, and are associated with the revolution. Concerning the revolution, the men are politically involved, even though they are on opposing sides. The Barber represents an innocent man who just cuts hair and shave beards, but is actually a part of a rebel alliance and the entire time he was shaving the captain's beard, he was entertaining ways to murder him.
Here is a bit of dialogue that supports this: “’The town must have learned a lesson from what we did,’ he said. ‘Yes,’ I replied, securing the knot at the base of his dark, sweaty neck. ‘That was a fine show, eh?’ ‘Very good,’ I answered, turning back for the brush.’” I think that this quote was showing that as a barber, he had to understand and comply with whatever the captain said. The captain was killing rebels, so the lowly barber had to be interested in whatever he said to avoid suspicion, no matter how much it angered him. This passage showed how the captain displayed complete dominance over the barber and put him in his place.
Since Grendel is going to fight without the use of weapons, Beowulf creates equality and therefore earns himself even more respect by doing the same. The less confident King Arthur on the other hand fights only with weapons. Once his wounds were amended his first thought was, "I have no sword," followed by the task of finding him one. This demonstrates Arthur's relative weakness in his dependence on weapons when held in comparison to Beowulf's willingness to fight a creature greater than himself with nothing but his bare hands. It is this that I feel best illustrates Beowulf's
The barber also has his pride and life to consider. The story is written from the perspective of a barber who is secretly part of a rebellion against the government. The barber has a very crucial decision to make whether or not to kill Captain Torres who has executed many of his fellow rebel’s, or, to not kill him. The barber named “The Best in Town” is extremely precise, his code as a barber is to never spill one drop of his customer's blood. If he does not kill Torres while he is here, however, the captain might spill even more rebel blood.
Yet, Fortinbras is a soldier that takes it into his own hand to have power and loves to fight. Hamlet is not a natural killer and has to ponder the ideals, scenarios, and consequences of death for a very long time. As a strong-willed soldier, Fortinbras is completely fine with killing and does not give it a second thought (Mason 23). Fortinbras acts quickly without procrastinating and continuing to dig within himself. He never self-doubts which makes Hamlet’s stalling, thoughtful qualities obvious to the reader (Holman
These characters are known to be noble and flawed individuals. Both Macbeth and Snape are known to be very noble men, thus showing that they are tragic heroes. King Duncan first describes Macbeth as a “valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” (1.2.23), showing he is seen as an honorable man by even those in the highest ranks. Despite his hate for Harry's father, Snape's loyalty to Dumbledore to keep harry safe no matter what is what makes him so noble. This is seen when harry looks into the Pensieve using Snape's tear, and sees that Dumbledore says” you shall be the one to kill me, Severus.
He is label a hero because of his actions and traits combined. Brutus stands up for what he believes in despite the possible consequences as well as killing his best friend for the better of his country. Finally, Brutus is a hero because he holds dear to his heart traits and characteristics that hero possesses. Brutus is a noble man with honest intentions and that is why he is a hero. (5 sentences)
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.
The “thwarted selfishness, his unadmitted desires, the swear words he never spoke, the murders he didn’t commit.” as Le Guin states it. The man is the conscious reality and, in Le Guin’s words, “all that is civilized-learned, kindly, idealistic.” Our shadow is creative and destructive, but not solely evil. It is the “animal” side of our minds. Our Self, our conscious mind, is unity and harmony; the understanding of our psyche. Le Guin argues anyone who confronts these ideas is very creative and successful.
Odysseus is not a hero because he stabs Polyphemus in the eye and blinds him. Odysseus is still a hero because he is a leader. Moreover, after Odysseus and his men fight the Cicones, he orders ¨Back and Quickly! Out to sea again!” (Homer 984). When Odysseus commands his men to go back to sea to voyage, he is a good leader because he is telling his men what to do.
The one character that stood out of all the character for being a noble man was the narrator, Paul. He is the most noble for being loyal to all his companions, for being sensitive to others and for being selfless in difficult times. One of the reasons why Paul is considered the noblest character is because of his loyalty towards people. First, in the beginning of the novel, one of Paul’s friend Kemmerich is badly injured and had to have his leg amputated, sadly things are getting any better for Kemmerich and in the course of time he eventually dies. Paul describes himself as “wretched with helplessness” (Remarque 30), and even though he was like that, he stayed with his friend until his very last seconds.
Tom Robinson- An innocent man shattered by evil. Tom Robinson only went on to Ewell property to help Mayla. He had no malicious intent and was known to many as a kind, thoughtful man. But, because of the evil of the Ewells and racism, he lost his life for a crime he did not commit. Ewell- A malevolent man, protected by privilege.
Even though his mission is to save one man and risk many of his men, he presents a full effort to complete this mission no matter how senseless he believed it was. He proves his intelligence and strength. He remains positive and calm no matter the circumstance. His flaw is that he is too good-hearted, which in the end, gets him killed. Both Maximus Meridius and Captain John H. Miller have the qualities of a tragic hero, which are: a high position, a fatal flaw, and a downfall caused by their flaw.