Glory is the prime motivation for Beowulf in his story. Beowulf wants to be remembered for the great deeds he has done in his lifetime, like Hrothgar. Hrothgar, the king has earned his glory in his youth. “To Hrothgar was given such glory of war, such honor of combat, that all his kin obeyed him gladly…” (Part 1) Hrothgar is now old and unable to protect his kingdom, and Beowulf decides that he will step in and help because of the glory it will give him. To defeat the monster is a great way to get his name out there and be known world wide.
All through The Odyssey, the characters develop in a certain way that interchanges the outcome of the book. Odysseus is able to develop knowledge and wisdom to deal with his men during the battle and the suitors who were frustrating his wife. In addition, he came back home as a hero after the Trojan War. Telemachus developed into a mature man who could deal with any problem in his father’s absence. However, based on the story, it is evident that, Telemachus demonstrates a great change basing upon the times the characters were away from Ithaca.
Heroes have resurfaced countless times throughout history in literature, hearsay, and the oral tradition. Although they might have different adventures and adversaries, heroes almost always share two defining characteristics. Typically, heroes that exist in literature must be willing to sacrifice something special in order to achieve the greater good, and they must end up victorious by defeating the antagonist or succeed in their quests, missions, and objectives. The victory should result from the defeat of a dastardly villain or occur despite formidable odds. Odysseus, the hero in the Odyssey, provides an excellent classical example.
This will be added on to Beowulf’s other characteristics to mold him into a formidable hero.The second quality of Beowulf that makes him the wonderful hero that he is the faith that he shows through his battles and the glory he gives to God for success. This is a prominent feature of all heroes from the Beowulf Era of writing as Catholic and Protestant Christianity was very prominent. Here Beowulf can be seen exemplifying this, “I have borne from Grendel; but God still works wonder on wonder, the Warden-of-Glory.” (Beowulf, Chapter 14) This shows even during a time where Beowulf could show a great deal of pride and boastfulness, he decides to give his blessing of victory to God. This can be attributed to what the people of the time generally considered a good person, and one of the requirements of that was to be religious. Faith is just the second of three qualities that Beowulf possessed; the third is the most prominent of all.Beowulf’s final and most important heroic quality is his bravery and courageousness.
Obstacles of Intelligence The definition of intelligence is “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” Chaim Potok has created many incredibly intelligent characters in his novel The Chosen. These characters have many trials they must overcome. Some must overcome sickness, or possible overcome losing a dear friend, even one may be helpless to what his father wants. Nevertheless, they overcome these obstacles. There are three specific characters that demonstration brilliant intelligence; David Malter, Reuven, and Danny.
In Medieval times and especially medieval writings, there was a great engrossment with courage. Courage was spread throughout medieval literature and tended to be linked to knightly chivalry, as it is in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Courage was an extremely focal area of interest during medieval times. Medieval literature is teemed with examples of courage and thankfully Sir Gawain and Green Knight has great courageous characters too. What is great about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is that the poem tends to deal with the problematic nature of courage throughout.
In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, many heroes were expressed throughout the novel. One in particular is the narrator’s father, Atticus Finch. Atticus did many things throughout the novel that influenced his life, and everyone around as well. Atticus was not only an amazing father to a son and a daughter, Scout and Jem, but he was a lawyer and a man as well. Atticus had many opinions, thoughts and quotes that were expressed well throughout this novel.
Odysseus had to change a lot of paths to reach home, all this struggle prepares Odysseus to become a great king as well as a great warrior. Odysseus has multiple personality traits throughout the book, his way of expressing himself different situations and Odysseus disguise himself to save himself from some various situation. Odysseus cleverness can be used as a good outcome but sometimes he uses his cleverness and end up getting in trouble. Odysseus has multiple personality traits throughout the book, his way of expressing himself different situations and Odysseus disguise himself to save himself from some various
Throughout history, people of all cultures and beliefs have created stories of great and mighty heroes containing the virtues admired in that age. In times long ago, when the Anglo-Saxons were at their height, one of these stories was the tale of the mighty hero Beowulf, depicting the very image of the age's virtues and ideas. Now, in this booming age of technology, we've turned to heroes such as Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione. Not only strong, courageous, and honorable, but also being the very mightiest of all warriors on the earth, Beowulf truly displays the ideas and virtues of his age. The Anglo-Saxons were a society of warriors and, consequently, held the warrior's code in high regard- idealizing virtues such
The author uses Beowulf to exemplify numerous themes within the poem. Beowulf is described as having “strong wrists” a “broad chest” and being perceived by others as “honest and open” . Through this description the reader is able to gain knowledge of the stereotypical hero during this time period. The beginning of the poem describes the idea of kingship coming into society by introducing the character King Hrothgar, King of the Danes. Similar yet somewhat different than Beowulf, Hrothgar is represented as “bold and fierce” with “a backbone that would bend to no man” .