BeoWulf gets rewarded with a very precious necklace from the king and queen after he defeats the monsters. The necklace is made out of gold and silver, and is very expensive. He also receives a mighty and undefeatable sword which defeats anything or anyone, and always has been able to do that. The sword helps him kill the dragon at the end of the story. BeoWulf was always alone, meaning that he did have a few people helping him but everybody resigned last moment because they were scared of the monsters.
Throughout his life, Beowulf fights and slays great monsters: Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. After each quest he is honored and gifted with enough riches to feed a kingdom for years but he continues on his adventures for the honor and glory he gains from each quest. Whether he started out for honor and glory or for revenge, the end always resulted in his multiplying of honor. In the end, Beowulf’s last wishes were not honored fully but he had a grand funeral and was given a dragon’s hoard to send him into the
In comparison, King Arthur had a numerous amount of physical tests as well. For instance, there were six kings who led their armies to overthrow King Arthur since they refused to be ruled by a juvenile. “But the six kings, though sorely routed, prepared for a new war, and joining to themselves five others swore together that, whether for weal or woe, they would keep steadfast alliance till they had destroyed King Arthur.” (Knowles, “Chapter II.”) Part of the second
Of course, they always use various types of spells throughout the whole series. Like 'Harry Potter ', 'The Lord of the Rings ' have a lot fictional elements, such as the One ring. The One ring is a magic ring that has a malevolent power created by Sauron the Dark Lord in order to dominate the Middle Earth and 'The Lord of the Rings ' shows an adventure to destroy the One ring to keep Sauron from fulfilling his dangerous plan. Another similarity between 'Harry Potter ' and 'The Lord of the Rings ' is that they are based on
Like wise, the Odyssey was also very popular in it’s time. During the reading of both tales, it can be seen that both of the stories share many similarities. An the main similarity that they both share is that both main characters pose to be epic heros. Even thoguh they come from two different time periods and express differences, they also express commanalities within themselves as characters. Gilgamesh, from the tale of Gilgamesh, was the king of Uruk, on the river Euphrates in modern Iraq.
“Bad outfitted in his battles-weathered armor, Macbeth met the Norwegian attacks shot for shot, as if he were the goddess of war’s husband. Finally he broke the enemy’s spirit, and we were victorious.” (Act 1 Scene 2) This shows how brave Macbeth would be. He would be able to win any type of war. There are other quotes that can give someone an image of who Macbeth was and how he would never hurt anyone. “But if this is a good thing, why do I find myself thinking about murdering King Duncan, a thought so horrifying that it makes my hair stand on end and my heart pound inside my chest?” (Act 1 Scene 3)
“King Arthur is a medieval, mythological figure who was the head of the kingdom Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It is not known if there was a real Arthur, though it is believed he may have been a Roman-affiliated military leader who successfully staved off a Saxon invasion during the 5th to 6th centuries” (King Arthur Biography). King Arthur is a figure that has been believed to be real, although many believe he is a real, there is no actual evidence to prove his existence. Arthur has been talked about in many stories, with that being said he has made it into the hearts of many individuals, especially the ones who believe in his existence. He is considered a legend due to his bravery and excellent skill to stay alive throughout 12 battles without even a scar.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” (Campbell 1). When thinking of heroes, what often comes up on people’s mind are movie stars and professional athletes. But when thinking of heroes in all types of mythology, there are always some traits that are common or standout which help them complete their quest. In the myths, Lord of the Rings, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Savitri and Satayavan, the hero often possesses the traits of perseverance and the willingness to sacrifice, which helps them triumph in times of difficulty and endorses their ability to complete their quest. In the end, the hero becomes a role model for society, as their stories are used to teach people how to overcome obstacles and succeed in life.
“Each hero may have a different quest, a unique cast of characters, and a specific setting, but each hero’s path is more or less the same” (MacNally). There are many heroes in our history books, old folk stories or even superhero stories. One of the biggest heroes from Greek Mythology goes by the name of Ulysses or some people call him Odysseus. Odysseus, was a mighty hero that traveled the seas and fought great monsters and also fight in the Trojan war. Everyone from greece remember him as a mighty hero; however, not many people talk about his later life because they didn’t want to think of their greatest hero deteriorating and having a worthless life.
Once upon a time, on a generic swords and magic fantasy world named Klishay, there was a kingdom that faced a great danger. That danger? Their king was an idiot. The Idiot King (whose birth name has been lost to history) impulsively invaded the neighboring demon kingdom... and promptly lost half his army. Fortunately, the Demon King was unwilling to turn his kingdom into a police state by conquering hostile lands, and so he returned his attention to his extensive infrastructure projects and his reform of his kingdom’s justice system.