He went to Herat out of good faith. When he entered the battle he had no idea what he was up against, also he didn’t know if he was going to win. Knowing he had the faith and the dependence of the people Beowulf went into battel with Grendel. He risked his life to help others, even though the issue had nothing to do with him.
On the other hand, Beowulf, has little emotion in his decisions to fight. He looks at the greater need of his people, not what he wants or what might happen to him. He shows this when he volunteers to battle Grendel. Grendel had not done anything to Beowulf personally, but to his people. He slaughtered his men, mutilating and devouring their bodies.
“As long as there is life, there is always hope.” This sentence was said by Desmond Doss in a documentary by Terry Benedict called The Conscientious Objector. As defined by the official site of the United States Government, a conscientious objector is “one who is opposed to serving in the armed forces and/or bearing arms on the grounds of moral and religious principles.” Desmond doss was the first, and only, conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. His life was very difficult and many people were not supportive of his beliefs; however, Doss stood strong and defended his country in a way that surprised many, while maintaining his faith, and proved his dedication to the well-being of mankind and our country.
Hero to me is someone who goes out his way protecting the people, out of will. Hero who is idealized by the people. Put himself in danger to save others, doesn't just do it for the fame or glory. Hero is brave and will stop evil at any cost, just for the sake of the people.
In the end, a hero is more than just physical traits like strength and supernatural powers. Being a hero means being selfless, brave and putting other people before yourself. Victor best fit this description because he sacrificed years of his life, and even his own life knowing it would benefit the rest of the world. The determination, braveness, courage and devotion Victor had for a single experiment that could go wrong is true heroism.
There are many factors, decisions and aspects of American History that contributed to Jackie Robinson breaking barriers in his life, but the most significant to impact it were his values of courage, persistence, and justice. Courage was one of values that contributed to Jackie Robinson’s life. Jackie Robinson showed great, honorable courage when he enlisted into the U.S. Army. In 1942 Robinson was inducted into the Army during World War II.
The British gave them a warning… Take down that flag and live under British rule, or start a war until they lower the flag on the flagpole. The brave people did not lower that flag for anything and they went through death, tears, and scars from that horrible day but they never took that flag down. To them it was not just a flag waving in the wind, to them it was a sign of courage, bravery, love, and peace of the country. An American Lawyer, Francis Scott Key, was forced to go into the military due to impressment. During that whole fight all he could do was watch Fort McHenry burn to ashes over that flag.
There are plenty of examples of this but one really sticks out to me. The story of Desmond Doss which not only sacrifice of religion but also sacrifice of independence. You may know him from the new movie Hacksaw Ridge but Desmond Doss was a young man who didn’t believe in violence. On an attack in Okinawa, Japan Doss saved 75 americans lives by risking his own while under fire. Having the will and courage to even want to join the army without weapon is one thing but having even more to give up your own life for other is
He does not care for his own well-being if it means that he can help others. In the comic books, after the government wants to “tighten the reins” on him so that he works exclusively under their orders. Cap refuses to abandon his belief that he is meant to protect and represent the people of America and not the faceless government. Finally, Captain America ultimately sacrifices his life to protect the life of another. After Civil War (where Cap is fighting against Iron Man), Cap is shot point blank and his last words are asking if the crowd is
When you are picturing men fighting for a country, you don't picture men that don't care about the country, you picture men you have a deep love for their country and the people in it. The people fighting for your country should be dedicated to your country, because at any moment and time they can escape and turn on you revealing all the military plans set into play. Men in the military fight every day and every night for our country you have to be seriously dedicated to fight for three or four days at a time with little to no rest. For example, within a physical education class it is mandatory for you to run within the class so they don't take it seriously. While a track athlete is choosing to go to practice and be on the team so they are working hard every day to stay on the
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
What characteristics does a person with Leadership hold? Dr. Tom Loughman, and Dr. John Finley in “Beowulf and the Teaching of Leadership” give their claims and opinions on what kind of leader is Beowulf. After reading the article I noticed Tom Loughman and John Finley used films and books to compare and relate them to heroism along with Beowulf. Each paragraph in the article gives more information on Beowulf and how he portrays as a leader. For example the authors used the conger and kanungo’s (1994)
While a leader can be defined as the person who commands a group or as the one who is selected to run the show and call the shots per say, our 6th president John Quincy Adams embodied the character traits of a true leader. Although he only served one term as president, his leadership and service to our nation as both a diplomat before his presidency and in the United States House of Representatives after his presidency exemplify that a leader does not have to be elected to the top office to shape an organization even as important as our nation. In middle school, I decided I would try out for our school competition cheer squad that competes at a high level in the sport. I practiced with an older member of the team for several weeks to prepare for the tryout day.
In his opening speech Patton said “Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed.”