Paragraph 1: In the start of the play Macbeth is soldier who loyally fights for the king. After winning the battle Macbeth’s bravery stood out among other soldiers, through his success and bravery he was promoted. Mac beth became one of the king closest friends and best soldier of Scotland. King Duncan thought that Macbeth was truest worthy.
The story Beowulf contains many different rulers that people follow. Among the various characteristics these men share, a few great qualities shine through, these being generosity, loyalty, and bravery. The leader Beowulf portrays these qualities multiple times throughout the story, which define him as a model of leadership for all times. One of the reasons is that Beowulf always acts decisively and courageously to combat evil, and he is also noble in his actions. He knows how to create peace as well as to wage war.
He feared this more than anything else, what would happen after the murder. However it took him until this point to realize all he had sacrificed for a “fruitless crown” (66)that the witches gave him. For Macbeth, there seems no way out, no way to install his sons as the future kings. Not only is Banqo a talented tactician, he is also backed by a prophecy coming from witches who see the future.
The most used type of irony in the play was situational irony because the characters in the play did not play for any of the outcomes that will happen as the play progresses. In the play, Lady Macbeth is shown that she does not think about the consequences that may come with one’s action. She was blinded by her own greed at first when she says “A little water clears us of this deed; How easy is it, then!” (II, ii, 68-69), but at the end she regrets the decisions she has made when she says “What, will these hands ne’er be clean?-No more o’ ; That, my lord, no more o’that.
Unlike Macbeth, Beowulf defends his kingdom to benefit others and will risk his life at any cost for the preservation of King Hrothgar’s kingdom. While the authors of Macbeth and Beowulf depict them as courageous leaders, their motives distinguish them. There are many aspects that display Macbeth’s leadership. In the beginning of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the witches predict that Macbeth will become king (1.3.48-50).
Since then, Macbeth knows Banquo’s prophecies while they become a threat to Macbeth. At the beginning of the play Banquo is given the prophecies that his children will be the king, therefore, this becomes a threat toward Macbeth. This illustrates that in order to maintain power, he would have to kill Banquo and his children which Banquo acts an outside force that guide Macbeth to continue his evil deeds. Moreover, Banquo is described as a great and wise character throughout the play, he is also given prophecies that he will become a ‘greater’ king than Macbeth.
The heroes in the two epic poems The Epic of Gilgamesh and Beowulf are very similar in terms of their values. Beowulf in the poem Beowulf and Gilgamesh in the poem The Epic of Gilgamesh are the two main characters. The two men possess great physical strength unmatched by any man from the ancient or middle period.
One reason that Macbeth is afraid of losing his crown is because Macbeth knows that his children will not follow in his footstep and become king. Macbeth fears that the weird witches
It was a friendship that made it worthwhile when going into battle. It was a warrior's brethren that spurred his fight while in battle. It is a well-known law that in Anglo-Saxon culture and society if warriors didn’t return with their comrades they were publicly shamed and humiliated. It was your friends that told of your glorious feats when you passed, that kept you alive even when you weren’t. It is well known that Beowulf valued all of his friendships dearly even at the end of his
Hector also had other desires including the desire of having a good reputation, admiration and success in battle. Hector was a human, so he also had times of being prideful and fearful. One of the scenes from the Iliad where Hector showed love is the scene his wife started having fear for the family for when Hector died. Hector went home to see his wife while they had a break from the war.
The Lost cause, they followed General Lee as he inspired them to continue in the battle, although some men died, and many were led to the victory of an agreement. Lee fought for the confederation and came to feel that he was the confederation, for four years he set his goal as high as he could no matter what they
Qin Shi Huangdi and Caesar Augustus’s domination of multiple empires during their different lifetimes is what lead to them gaining the title of the first emperor of their empires. With peace finally brought to their territories, they gained supreme power over all. Their commitment to honoring their title showed by the way they appealed to the people. But, having great power was a substantial responsibility. They constantly had to show dedication to their empires, so the people never doubted why they were in power.
While Macbeth is contemplating whether or not to kill Duncan, he thinks about the consequence that will come afterward by stating: “his [Duncan’s] virtues / Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking-off” (1.7.18-20). This simile compares the the begging of his goodness to the angels’ compelling speech against all the wrongs that have been done to him. Even though Macbeth eventually is going to kill Duncan, he admits that Duncan is a virtuous king. In his head, he is rationalizing Duncan’s death by stating that Duncan’s good deeds will compensate bloody way of dying. Because Macbeth is still sane, he realizes that killing is not justifiable.
A factor that made it so powerful was the roman soldiers were disciplined, disciplined to the point that if commanded to hold a position, the soldiers would do so or give their lives before disobeying a command. This factor earned the respect and trust between ranks, giving the soldiers the feeling of being
Being an American citizen has meant a lot throughout the years. At the beginning of our country, it meant to be a rebel, fighting for a better way of life. During the Civil War it meant to be loyal and to have faith in the government. In the second World War it meant to be able to bond together and raise money for our troops fighting for human lives who couldn’t fight for themselves. America has survived all of those wars through the bravery of its troops and the ideals they fought for.