This was shown in three great charecters Beowulf, Scyld Scefing and Siegmund. All of these characters had these traits and had great positive impacts on the people around them. Both Beowulf and Siegmund are honorable in the text because of the challenging tasks they have completed, Beowulf had defeated Grendel and Siegmund had defeated a dragon. Both of them have accomplished these hard tasks by themselves without the help of no one else which was worthy of being honored. Scyld Scefing had been a great king and had created a strong empire where they all gave tribute to
They did many good deeds and went on quests, or adventures. They were all equal and sat at a round table to show that no one had a higher rank than another” (Roberts 10). King Arthur was the only knight of the Round Table that lived through all the battles he fought, he also made it through the battles without even receiving battle wounds. Arthur 's background impacted how people viewed him as an individual, making him seem brave and
Edward Reed, the nephew of Bill Reed, wrote a biography for Reed saying, “An excellent student and outstanding athlete, Bill graduated high school in 1935 and with honors from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1939. He earned varsity letters in football and baseball and was a very fine golfer as well” (Reed). Bill was a family man, loving no one more than his mother. He hadn’t much experience of the outside world, coming from such a rural place; however, with his apt mind and physical physique, he was ready to challenge the world in any way possible. His morals outmatched a man twice his age, which in turn changed the course of history.
Achilles, Son of the mortal Peleus, King of the Myrmidons, was perhaps one of the bravest heroes of all time. He had superhuman strength, loyalty and was courageous (brave) even with his one vulnerability, the “Achilles heel”. Our men and women in uniform do not have superpowers but show courage everyday they get dressed to serve their communities or country. Without hesitation, they face danger in many forms without showing any fear even with their own individual vulnerabilities. These loyal individuals in our culture will always be considered heroes.
One more heroic characteristic Beowulf showed was the trust in his men. With every battle that Beowulf was involved in, he was never to leave his warriors behind. During the battle against the Grendel he purposely picked out fourteen of his strongest warriors and fought alongside sixteen of the Danish warriors making that thirty warriors Beowulf had to confide and trust in through it all. Even though more than half of the warriors were not his own people, he treated them the exact same. He trusted in that they would be successful in the fight and follow the orders exactly as is without question.
Since young, Arthur showed admiration of his brother’s abilities in combat and appreciated his foster family for their comfort and guidance. When he declared as the king of Britain, he receives approval from all his subjects and proves himself right on being a born leader by treating each one with generosity and in sometimes, strictness. But above all else, the Round Table is the ultimate example of recognition of individuality. As a gift from Sir Leodegrance, Arthur’s father-in-law, the table presented an unique concept: “whenever the knights meet, their thrones, their services, and their relationship to one another will be equal”. (433) The culture of only the king speaking his opinion shifted so all people seated at the table had equal say in matters.
Many heroes are brutal in order to show their manliness or strength. Bilbo was strong because of his good heart and mind. He showed his kindness through his generosity, his level head, and his loyalty. Many would believe Bilbo agreed to the quest because of the treasure he knew he would receive. He did indeed earn the treasure, but out of the goodness of his heart, Bilbo heroically gave up all of it and shared with the people in need (44).
He was a very dedicated person too. He devoted his everything to his work. He respected people who loved him like Mark Antony, Brutus, Calpurnia, etc. Even after his death, he was so powerful that he revenged his killers in his own way. He remained alive in the lives and voices of people who loved him, respected him, admired him and even hated him.
Lancelot is the greatest and most noble knight in Arthurian legend because of his strength and bravery, his loyalty and devotion to Guinevere, and because of his friendship and faithfulness towards Arthur. Lancelot is a very fierce and brave warrior who completes all of his quests, and defeats all enemies that get in his way. He will do whatever it takes to successfully complete his quests, or to save civilians or the important people in his life. No matter who or what comes Lancelot’s way, he always remains loyal to his lover Guinevere, who he treats like the queen she is. Their relationship is an ideal example of love during this time period and may even be considered “true love”.
In the history books, George Washington was considered a great man because he was calm in battle. It was never far from his mind to envision himself as a hero and a conquistador. "There [was] a persistent feeling in his correspondence as well as in his children 's writings that people like Thomas Jefferson, who shied away from battle, were not completely men" (Hendrickson 342). For Hamilton, it wasn 't the blood, the pain, or the suffering of battle that made it appealing to him. Hamilton viewed it as a stage for him to act on, and to display the qualities of selfless courage that would win him the honor, love and respect he so
Lee. This great general had a noble mentality that made him a great opponent, wise and many fortresses. He was one of the best in his classes with straight A 's, in addition to always stood out in his military training, which proved his potential. Also, he was from the cost of Virginia the opposite side of Grant. We can also say that Lee was a familiar person, he had an ideal aristocratic people never left aside during the battle, becoming a legend before the Appomattox.