First he was strong enough to stand up to Grendel and claim his victory against his opponent. Everyone knew his strength and therefore believed he was the only one capable of fighting the monster Grendel. In the text the guard for Scyldings tells Beowulf, “I have never seen a mightier warrior on earth” Beowulf was also very strong when he was able to rip out Grendel's shoulder, a monster who made the Danes suffer a tremendous amount. Beowulf was also courageous in his battle because he didn't back down against Grendel. He knew of Grendel's fierce attacks on the Danes but he still came to fight him.
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.
They both share the traits of bravery and the traits of being a great warrior. They both are both boundless warriors because Achilles was deemed almost impossible to kill and he was known to kill any foe that dared to face him, Beowulf defeated the beast Grendel and that shows his ability to be a prosperous warrior because no one thought it was possible to bring Grendel down. Achilles is brave because he goes out and kills the Kings Son Hector, and that is very brave because obviously if you kill a king's son, there will be consequences. Beowulf is very courageous because of the fact that he went out and he faced Grendel the most dreaded monsters known to his
How great would one seem to defeat their dreaded enemy with only his bare hands? To conduct a feat this incredible would surely boost his image and legacy. Lastly, as Beowulf has grown old and before he fights his final death, he utters the words “I’ve never known fear, as a youth I fought/ In endless battles. I am old, now,/ But I will fight again, seek fame still,/ If the dragon hiding in his tower dares/ To face me,” (Lines 607-609). Even as an old and frail man, Beowulf would still fight in any battle, even if he is doomed to lose, to build his legacy even further.
He is a very strong-willed person with a big devotion to his people. The Odyssey is showing that behind a hard shell to crack, there is a gentle heart fighting to survive. Odysseus fights and gives in to his temptations, he rises and falls many times, however, he always succeeds.There is no denying that Beowulf is a strong and brave man with a lot of guts. He fights many monsters and liberates people, but only for a price. A hero is much more than just a hot-headed person with the force of a hundred titans.
Each knight is loyal, courageous, battle tested by participating in the formation and eventual downfall of Camelot, aristocratic with the exception of Perceval, and dedicated to the quests they were given to the point of sacrificing their lives during the quest for the Holy Grail and the final battle against Mordred. These characters are never overly generous to the point that they would be damaging their high class positions with the exception of King Arthur and they are continuously masculine
He fought in wars and defeated plenty of monsters with his, “ancient sword, was waiting, unsheathed, his sharp and gleaming blade.” (pg.58/line 674-676) A hero is selfless and puts other people lives before themselves. Anybody can be a hero as long as you have the qualities of one. Heroes doesn’t necessary have to have on suits, masks, or superpowers. Even though heroes that’s fictional is different from real heroes, they are still
One of the qualities of an epic hero is facing supernatural foes that not just the average man can defeat. Beowulf holds up to this standard defeating Grendel and his mother, Grendel being described as “a powerful monster”(Beowulf) and his mother being said that “no Geat could have stopped her”(Beowulf). Beowulf certainly qualifies to be an epic hero underneath this category and plenty more too. Not only did he defeat supernatural foes but he had supernatural assistance on his journeys. Beowulf had fate or the “Wyrd” on his side practically calling him to be the hero that was needed in these situations.
For instance, Lancelot who was the most legendary of the round table for his strength in combat, and courageous determination. Then Beowulf who had incredible strength, and even Perceval who was prophesized to become supreme lord of all knights. At the same time differed in qualities pertaining to the qualities that came with being a knight, and that of a hired
Beowulf embodies the characteristics of a hero: bravery, physical power, more than the average human. Although well aware of facing death, the characteristics of bravery was demonstrated in Beowulf as he was eager to defeat Grendel “I shall show the strength and boldness of Geats giving him battle” (p.44, 39-40). Beowulf has proven his strength and bravery which allows him to boast being a hero. When he gets older, Beowulf’s courage and commitment to his country is still intact. Eager was Beowulf in his quest but timid, scared was the cross.
SELECT According to White and Ciccarelli (2015, p.14) humanists are capable of controlling what kind of life one will live. They believe we as humans have our own free will and are capable of achieving our full potential in life. COLLECT According to Goldman (2011) Joe Frazier grew up in the poverty stricken neighborhood in North Carolina. Joe Frazier is now one of the most well known boxers to ever step foot into a boxing ring. Joe Frazier made it out of the neighborhood by finding something that he was good at and working at it until he became the Heavy Weight Champion of the world.
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