All three make sacrifices for love, regardless the suffering from the results throughout the whole film. Victor Laszlo is characterized as a noble leader in this film. He devotes all his focus to his political cause, which later on in the film challenges his love for his wife. He is a very passionate and well respected as a virtuous human being. One way he sacrifices his love for Ilsa is when he asks rick to use the letters to take her away from Casablanca.
The characteristics of Brutus fits the definition of the tragic hero perfectly. He had great promise, ability, and strength of character. He was widely respected in Rome, truly a man of great honor and dignity. Brutus' idealism was his greatest virtue and his deadliest flaw. In reality it was his greatest virtue that brought an end of him, fitting the persona of a tragic hero perfectly.
The only aspect of masculinity that is constant is that it is changing constantly. Associating brute strength and stoicism with masculinity has come into fashion in very recent history. Only in the 1850s did crying officially become an expression of emotion reserved only for women. Before then, tears were proof of a man’s sincerity, honesty, and integrity. There was no conflict between the heroism of the famous Achilles and Lancelot and the tears they shed for lost loves and fallen comrades.
The epic poem is mainly about male heroism and role in Anglo-Saxon society. Wealhtheow, Hildeburh and Grendal’s mother are some of the characters we meet portrayed within the poem. All different roles. One a Queen, one a Princess and the last a monster. They show the stature and nobility of different women in the Anglo-Saxon society and the roles of influence they can play.
Since we have a brief idea of both the Hall of Herot and Grendel we can now think of the positive and negative aspects that related to them. Rise up words for their lords, warm with love, when their shield and protector leaves His body behind, sends his soul on high. And so Beowulf’s followers Rode, mourning their beloved leader, Crying that no better king had ever Lived, no prince so mild, no man So open to his people, so deserving of praise”. (Epic 6 Lines 835-842) This quote shows that even though Grendel provides himself as being a bad person, he still feels disappointment and heartbroken for what he has done in the past. However Hall of Herot was known for making people satisfied with the life they experienced when they were
A humble knight is an honest and just knight. “He restored all the stolen land to its rightful owners, and set about building castles to defend all the coasts and borders of the kingdom,” (Excalibur pp 13). This displays Arthur’s humility because he was selfless and put other’s needs before his own. Another example of when Arthur showed humility was when sir Ector kneeled before him once realizing Arthur was the new king. At once Arthur got down on his knees as well because he was too humble and did not like the feeling of being superlative to anyone.
Although Arthur begins his journey alone he does meet up with Merlin, the court magician and faithful companion, who accompanies him. Much like Beowulf, Arthur gains great respect and praise from his people by fighting alone, even though it is not necessarily the smartest thing to do. The characteristic of being fearless when faced with death is often a trait of heroes because it is associated with courage and strength. King Arthur and Beowulf are not afraid to die, thus showing their courage to their adversaries and followers.
From the beginning of the text, it is made evident that this man was revered as the most well-respected judge in all of France. The author uses captivating diction to thoroughly convince the reader that this man was great. It reads: “He was dead--the head of a high tribunal, the upright magistrate whose irreproachable life was a proverb in all the courts of France”(1). From this point forward, it is set in stone that no one could possibly tarnish his name in the eyes of the people, because he had lived such a faultless life that it was used as an example of success. It must be made clear, that both in and out of the courtroom, that this man did no wrong.
This is where we see others acknowledge the image of the hero that Hotspur has strived to achieve his entire life. Prince Hal praises Hotspur’s life after death, “…This earth, that bears thee dead/Bears not alive so stout a gentleman" (5.4.91-92). Hotspur is accepting of his fate, making him admired by his peers and seen as a true hero. Even as he dies Hotspur’s concern is not that of death itself, but of honour when he speaks his last words to Prince Henry, “…I better brook the loss of brittle life / Than those proud titles thou hast won me. / They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh.”
These characters are known to be noble and flawed individuals. Both Macbeth and Snape are known to be very noble men, thus showing that they are tragic heroes. King Duncan first describes Macbeth as a “valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” (1.2.23), showing he is seen as an honorable man by even those in the highest ranks. Despite his hate for Harry's father, Snape's loyalty to Dumbledore to keep harry safe no matter what is what makes him so noble. This is seen when harry looks into the Pensieve using Snape's tear, and sees that Dumbledore says” you shall be the one to kill me, Severus.