Throughout history, warriors have played many vital roles in government. Warriors have been fighters, protectors, and at times political personnel. They have helped shape the structure of governments, protect and defeat empires, and help empires expand. Warrior Aristocracy helped ancient empires grow their armies, learn more efficient war tactics, and control their citizens and land. Being part of an army was a symbol of honor and those with such a high position could be heavily compensated.
Beowulf is motivated by being the best warrior he can be. Beowulf is not interested with money or greed.- motivation to kill the dragon to protect his people and leaves the treasure. Beowulf is motivated by killing monster and battling them and just being the best warrior he can be to prove the people his point. Beowulf chose his path on what to be in life. Beowulf the most courageous warrior and well risk his life to fight monsters to who ever hurts his people.
Macbeth and MacArthur inner confliction The inner battle between light and dark can tear you up from the inside out. such as it did to Macbeth and Douglas MacArthur. Macbeth from The Tragedy of Macbeth was a soldier who excelled at battle and managed to eventually become king through evil deeds. Douglas MacArthur climbed his way up the ranks, but was also naturally talented in warfare planning and military action. The actions of both MacArthur and Macbeth show their rise and inevitable fall, is due to their hunger for power.
For both Beowulf and Thor there is a great enemy. While Thor is sent to Earth and stripped of his powers, his brother Loki is becoming King of Asgard and that threatens the realm, making him the enemy. Loki is Thor’s brother which causes more conflict within Thor. In Beowulf, the last and greatest enemy was the dragon. 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.
Beowulf is a protagonist whose encounters with evil proves him to be a strong heroic warrior. The knight from the Canterbury Tales is considered the protagonist as he serves as an honorable servant to the king. Beowulf and The Knight both compare through their loyalty and humbleness. Beowulf is considered as a protagonist as he embodies strength and courage while defeating the evil of Grendel, Grendel's Mother and the dragon. He is reluctant to back down from battle, just so he can save the people from evil.
Holmes’s heroic performance in the Civil War in a sense previewed his performance in civil life. Holmes had courage in battle, but his real heroism was of another order. The older heroism of the battlefield became the superior heroism of the mind, the hero as thinker. Some of the personality and character traits he showed as a soldier he showed again later as a scholar and judge. Just as Holmes during the war was in the first rank courageously waving his sword and leading an infantry charge, so too in law he was in the first rank bravely wielding his pen and leading an assault, implicitly shouting, “Will no one follow me?” Just as in war he marched into what he called “debatable land,” so too as a legal thinker he marched into debatable intellectual territory.
Wiglaf knows his place as warriors and the rules that come with it. He sets foot into the Dragons’ lair and starts battling with the dragon. Wiglaf fearless and courageous, just as young and even old Beowulf, defeated the dragon and avenged his king. The relation between young Beowulf and young Wiglaf is that they both share the same aspects such as being fearless, having courage, and being selfless. They’re mentality is of protecting their king rather than themselves and of avenging their kings death no matter the situation.
The Frankish kingdom was going to be ruled by the 1st powerful king of all of European history. His name is Charlemagne and what made him a respected and memorable king throughout history was because of his leadership as a king. He had a powerful military, which made him secure so much land across Europe. Charlemagne ensures his power by having a well political system which ensure loyalty to him by his appointed nobles.
In the poem, it is evident that boasting is a way of asserting power and dominance on others in Beowulf’s society. In a way, boasting becomes essential to warriors in combat. This is exemplified when Beowulf boasts about his father’s prestige. He announces to the Danes that he is the son of Ecgtheow, a noble warrior-lord (Page 21). Although the Scyldings may not know who Ecgtheow is, they are still influenced by the fact that Beowulf is a son of some powerful and famous man.
The epic poem, Beowulf written by an unknown author deals with warrior societies, which are societies where the relationship between a lord and his thanes, or warriors, is invaluable and grounded on mutual dependence. However, with these warrior societies comes war between societies. These wars are waged anytime, anywhere, and potentially over anything that is found to be valuable to one or both of the opposing clans. These wars are waged in societies where war is seen as a justified and noble thing to do. However, through several instances of war in Beowulf, including the avenging of a fallen kinsman, the wreaking of havoc on a broken clan of people, and the reclaiming of stolen merchandise, it can be seen that war is neither a noble nor
Andrew Cho Professor Yvonne Rivera HIS101CC3 November 19, 2015 The Medieval Knight In the modern day, medieval knights in the past are depicted as elite warriors with metal armor for protection and having attributes of having loyalty, honour, faith and courage. Although this is true, there are much more to being a knight and the history that come with it. During the Middle Ages, knights are actually in the upper class in their society. They would often partake in aristocracy in government and maintain land given to them by the lord. They also have high authority in the military and are very skilled in combat.
The Danes and the Greeks had heroes in their stories of Odysseus and Beowulf. These heroes travelled to assist others in battle. Odysseus went to fight in the Trojan War and Hygelac went to fight Grendel and rid Hrothgar’s hall of evil. In the modern day, there are still heroes that go off to battle and participate in war. This is usually done by order of a government, however, the enlisted soldiers see it as a duty to their country.