There are also various reasons why Ponyboy and Johnny were heroes too. Johnny was one of the biggest heroes in this book, even though he made some mistakes. Johnny is imperfect, but he lost his life to do the most heroic thing in the whole book. Instead of watching Ponyboy get almost killed, he had to save him somehow. Yes, he stabbed Bob, but that didn’t make him not a hero because he did something that saved other people’s life and risked his own.
Meanwhile, Beowulf was indebted to Hrothgar because Hrothgar once defended Beowulf’s family. Many other instances in Beowulf mirror the poet’s Anglo-Saxon world; after all, the story is immortal because of its fame, just like the character Beowulf. Beowulf was a hero because he believed that the wisdom of good would prevail over evil. Because Beowulf was a hero, he boasted
The archetypes of the Hero and Hero’s Journey are repeated across many works of literature which involve the development and maturation of a previously immature character. In Homer’s The Odyssey, the characterization of Odysseus fits the hero archetype. Like a typical hero, he faces many tests and challenges on his journey, but unlike a typical hero his greatest challenge is not to defeat a monster but to reunite with his wife. He is cunning and a good strategist, making him similar to but also very different from Bilbo Baggins, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
The founding fathers were smart men who the world looked up to because of their smart decisions, actions, that directed the U.S. to what it is today. But sadly in today’s society most people either have forgotten the things they did for us, or they just do not care. The founding fathers were great men who led this country to victory in war and on the political front. And often early U.S. history is portrayed as moving smoothly for the colonies turning into the a country of its own , but in reality it was just the opposite. George Washington our first president had problems figuring out ways to control the new nation as it progressed under his leadership.
Some examples are, Beowulf Slaying Grendel and Grendel's mother to save the land of the Danes, and soldiers fighting enemies that threaten the lives of a country, and police officers putting criminals behind bars. Both Beowulf and modern day heroes risk their life for the good of others and are held to a high regard. "Nor have I seen a mightier man-at-arms on this earth than the one standing here: unless I am mistaken, is truly noble. This is no mere hanger-on in a hero's armor”. Beowulf was a considered an epic hero because he did great deeds and was of high importance.
Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey. They both go through the “Hero’s Journey,” and display many characteristics of a hero. Beowulf, however, better fits the qualities of an epic hero due to his unselfish personality, his fearlessness, and his nobility. One reason Beowulf is the better epic hero is because his intentions and motives were selfless. He always fought to save the people, not for glory or treasures.
While the Cyclops had the sphere in its eye, the Cyclops made an exit for Odysseus, even though the Cyclops didn’t know they would escape. All of his men were saved by Odysseus, but 2. Even though some people may argue that Odysseus is not a hero, I maintain that he is a hero because he tried to save his men using bravery and courage,
Success and Happiness Through Perseverance In order to achieve a happy and successful life, both The Odyssey and “Ulysses” show that perseverance is the most important quality to possess in life because one can accomplish missions and pursue passions. Some may believe that perseverance is only used to get through troubles and does not result in happiness, but in The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus perseveres through many trials to accomplish is mission. As Odysseus is preparing his men to sail past the Sirens, he states, “what death we baffle if we can” (723). To put it differently, Odysseus is saying that he and his men must survive at all costs in order to complete their goal. Odysseus’ objective is to make it home to Ithaca safely.
Why is Booker T. Washington considered a great man by some or a fool by others? Booker t Washington was great because he was a man of his word , he did what it takes for young kids to be the best that they can be . He was a fool because he made a lot of bad choices with his life . Who is
Alexander Hamilton once said, “There is a certain Enthusiasm in liberty that makes Human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” Beowulf is an epic poem in which the main character Beowulf did acts of service, but he fought for those who couldn’t fight. The overall theme of good versus evil in Beowulf had Beowulf dealing with challenges that no ordinary man would be able to handle unless they were a true epic hero. Throughout the poem Beowulf proves to be an epic hero by his strength, bravery, and sacrifice. Beowulf is an epic hero because of his strength. His strength isn’t the same as an ordinary man, “He twisted in pain and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped muscle and on split and broke” (lines 337-340).