Beowulf is even tempered and is willing to sacrifice his men to win any battle that comes his way. While Achilles has a short temper, and is offended by the losses of his men during battle. For example, Beowulf is not effected by the loss of all the men that Grendel has killed over the past twelve years, while Achilles cries for his men who are lost in battle. This shows one difference between Beowulf and Achilles’s personality. Achilles has a short temper, therefore when Hector kills Patroclus, Achilles is heartbroken, but it also very angry and wants revenge.
When Helen was taken from Agamemnon required Achilles to fight but he just stayed at the boats. Patroclus, Achilles cousin, came to Achilles and asked if he could use Achilles armor in war to scare the Trojans. This ended badly because hector realized it wasn’t Achilles and killed Patroclus. Achilles found out and went out and killed hector. Another Hero to examine is
Beata Hanson Mrs. Desilva English 12 30 September 2015 Achilles vs. Beowulf Who is the better hero, Achilles or Beowulf? They are both epic heroes yet they are extremely different. One is a young, moody “hero” and the other is a seasoned warrior. Also, Achilles had refused to fight because of a quarrel he had with his commander while Beowulf never turned away from a chance for glory. However, they did have one thing in common, compassion and they put things aside for what was right.
Because he went to wars and left his wife alone at home. He shouldn’t have done that. He didn’t take care of his wife and he left his wife crying lonely for the lost of him. Who do you think the author felt was the hero in the Odyssey--Penelope or Odysseus?
That may have been his goal, but there are situations where it seems as if he does not want to get home or see his family, which in turn makes his men not able to see their families. One illustration of this is again, stopping at Polyphemus’s island. That call to land is not only useless, but got his men killed because of it. Another example of this is when Odysseus decides to stay with Circe for too long. This perpetuates the voyage by too much time, and no one benefits from it in any way.
Due to Oedipus being an over ambitious individual, he is also an over emotional and irrational human being. He leaves his children fatherless, as he chooses to be exiled. A protagonist willing to take his own life to support his cause was also evident in Truancy, by the acts of Zyid. Zyid laying on the ground battered says, “[Tack] will take my place,’ Zyid said… [im] dying
Likewise, Johnny also did not want to live his life to the fullest. Johnny wanting to die is because he had nobody to love him at home except for Dally and the gang. He says “‘I can’t take much more’... ‘I’ll kill myself or something”’(47). Johnny says this because his life at home is so terrible that he would rather die than live another day.
Homer underlines that this behavior is foul, for Achilles allows his soldiers to wound the body and then bounds Hector’s feet to his chariot in order to harm the body. Although Hector asked him to give his body to his family, Achilles ignores the last will of the dying Trojan hero because he is still obsessed with his revenge. One should remember that the Greeks believed it was the issue of primary importance to bury a person’s body in a decent way so that their spirit would find the sanctuary. In other words, Achilles takes revenge in the most horrible way
Antonio begged God to forgive Andrew (Antonio’s brother) “Your brother has sinned with the whores, and so I condemn him to hell for eternity!”(Pg.173). Antonio’s demeanor portrayed confusion and fear of why he is the chosen one to save his brothers when he is hopeful for their saving of him. “Oh, I cried, forgive me Lord! I have sinned, I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed.
Boom! It shocked her, her own brother has died why “why would this happen to me, she repeated to herself. Antigone begins with the two sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, who are fighting for the kingship of Thebes. Both men die in the battle. Their successor, Creon, decides that King Eteocles will be buried, but Polyneices, because he was leading a foreign army, will be left on the field of battle.
The summarize the outcome out of Chris and Adam is that, Chris died before he completed his journey which makes him a failure. “ Happiness is only real when shared “( Into the Wild) Chris then Realized he regretted the journey and realized he was dying . While, Adam did everything he can do and he struggled through the most trying to get where he got and he did it, he completed his Journey in what he wanted to do was, The American Dream. Adam Shepard seemed to be most admirable instead of Chris McCandless all selfish. Chris left people 's life without a care in the world, leaving them heartbroken and then later dying and never getting to see them because of what he chose to do.
Comparison of Gilgamesh and Achilles In The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Iliad, Gilgamesh and Achilles carry the burden of being powerful heroes and assume the leadership roles that follow. We see both characters make selfish decisions, experience the effects of companionship, and undergo moral change throughout their journeys. Tracing their decisions shows how they change, and more importantly exhibits what drives their change. Gilgamesh’s main internal struggle is rooted in the well being of the people of Uruk versus the well being of himself. Gilgamesh’s practice of prima nocte and lack of compassion for his people inspires resentment from the public of Uruk.
Gilgamesh is an epic of extraordinary affection, trailed by waiting sorrow that causes a critical change in character. It is the narrative of a man who is dreaded and respected, a man who cherishes and despises, a man who wins and losses and a man who lives. Gilgamesh's adventure is overwhelming, yet closes so ordinarily with death. Through Gilgamesh, the destiny of humankind is uncovered, and the unavoidable component of progress is communicated.
Human suffering is one of the major themes in The Epic of Gilgamesh. When confronting with painful circumstances in our lives, we often ask ourselves why is life so difficult and wonder if suffering is necessary. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the two heroes, Gilgamesh and Enkidu both go through suffering either physically or mentally. There are many beliefs to the reason why suffering is inevitable. In this epic, it is portrayed that the two heroes’ sufferings are the results of their fundamental flaws, such as their hubris and their attachments of to be remembered.
Gilgamesh and Thor are both extraordinary heroic characters. The purpose of Gilgamesh’s quest was to gain fame, knowledge, and immortality. Thor on the other hand, wants a world that is peaceful and free of wrongdoings and he will go to any measures necessary in order to gain peace for the people of the world and for the world to be free of wrongdoings. Both Gilgamesh and Thor were different in many ways, yet similar in others.