Ancient Rome is recognized for strength in war and battles, so the ideal citizen would be strong and willing to fight. Hunt explains that in Rome “one man’s loss was another man’s gain” (177). The culture of Ancient Rome was aggressive, as the men were trained to fight and be devoted to their country. “Male elites had to be on guard to defend against and avenge any slights to their personal, family, and state honor” (Hunt 177). In The Aeneid, Virgil writes “Roman, remember by your strength to rule // Earth’s peoples-for your arts are to be these: // To pacify, to impose the rule of the law, // To spare the conquered, battle down the proud.” As Aeneas is looking at the fate of Rome in the underworld (1151-1154).
Achilleus’ Rage Hero’s are found multiple times in Homer’s Iliad. The strong Patroklos is considered a hero in his selfless offering to go into battle to fight with his friends. As he pleads with Achilleus saying, “ then send me out at least, let the rest of the Myrmidon people follow me, and I may be a light given to the Danaans” (XVI. 38-39). Even though Patroklos has nothing to do with the war itself, he is selfless in feeling compassion for his friends and wanting to fight alongside them in battle.
They’re mentality is of protecting their king rather than themselves and of avenging their kings death no matter the situation. Beowulf and Wiglaf are strong warriors and good characters, not caring what is in their way, they will overcome it no matter how difficult the challenge is. The significance between the two young warriors, Beowulf and Wiglaf, and the coward warriors is that it shows there is two kinds of people in this world. You have the courageous and fearless people that will take risk in life. These people are selfless and care about others, and their wellbeing, and put others before themselves.
Throughout John Garder’s novel and the poem Beowolf the reader can tell that Grendel is a complex character that does not relate much to anyone else in the novel or the poem. Grendel in Garder’s novel is also different compared to the Grendel in the poem Beowolf by many different standards. Grendel in Garder’s novel is more a complicated character then the Grendel in Beowolf because the novel is set in first person point of view, the reader can have a deeper understanding of Grendel in the novel, and there is more modern philosophy in Grendel the novel. The novel Grendel is all written in first person which gives a deeper understanding of how Grendel interprets what is happening and how he reacts too many of the conflicts that happen to him.
Glory, meaning one’s fame is used throughout the poem. Another word used throughout the poem is Duty, meaning you have to do it whether you like it or not. Lastly, the word hero, meaning someone who uses skills to do good when they could use them to do bad. In the poem Beowulf has three motivations for fighting the monsters: Duty, Glory, and memory. First of all, Beowulf had duties to other people.
These actions show immense courage because: Merlin is risking his life to help Uther, has to kill a man so the truth isn’t discovered, and he is only helping Uther because of a vision Merlin had. From this novel we can learn that when one acts in a courageous way or commits a courageous action it is usually to protect another person or to protect
Many of us have heard of the great Beowulf from the epic poem that, was written about him in a traditional Anglo-Saxon culture around 700 A.D. This poem was then orally passed down to us through generations and generations of people re-telling the poem while others remembered to pass on the tale for later generations. The Anglo-Saxon’s used literary devices such as, kenning, alliteration, and personification to not only get the audience’s attention but, to make sure they remembered for the generations to come. Firstly, kenning is used several different times on each page. Kennings are very rare to find in modern day books, many were used in Old English poetry.
Mr. Hadley describes how he wants them to “make the right choice for the long run” (implying how much more honorable the infantry would be). The irony in that is shown by the way they do actually have the “long run” in mind while making their decisions by picking a branch that will ensure their lives. In John Knowles’ novel, “A Separate Peace” the author uses rhetorical devices to describe how Brinker, Gene, and Mr. Hadley view which branch of the military the boys should enlist in. It is obvious that the author supports Mr. Hadley’s view of picking the more honorable route that ensures fame and glory in the end instead of their lives. An argument between the boys and Mr. Hadley breaks out as Brinker and Gene attempt to defend themselves.
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.
Other Translations of the Bible Some people think that having several translations of the Bible is a bad thing. They believe that it somehow confuses what the Word of God originally said. That is not true, according to the preservation of the original text. A translation is just taking something written in one language and converting it so that it is understood another language. Regarding the Bible, it is taking the Hebrew and Greek and Greek manuscripts and translating them into the English language.