“A hero is someone who given his life to something bigger than oneself.” (Campbell) Beowulf is the Anglo Saxons. Beowulf most courageous warrior ever. He goes on quest and journeys and chose his path of being a hero and to kill monsters who ever tries to hurt Beowulf people.
Being fit to become king comes with being a great warrior, but you must also act as a hero. In Asgard, Thor is known as someone powerful and brave, always ready for a fight and always ready to defend his people. He is supposed to become the new king of Asgard, the only problem with that is that he is arrogant and acts poorly because of his anger. He thinks he knows best but to him, violence is usually the answer. In most of the lands, Beowulf is known as a courageous warrior who can conquer any enemy, he is suited to be a king just like Thor.
Beowulf definitely displays multiple examples of courage, such as fighting Grendel barehanded and going to fight a dragon alone, but the most pronounced example is when Beowulf goes to fight Grendel’s mother, his second trial. Her home is a disgusting, murky lake that’s “infested with… sea-dragons / and monsters” (1425) and so deep that “the mere bottom has never been sounded by the sons of men” (1367-1368). Even the creatures that live around it would rather die than dive under the water’s surface. Beowulf makes a big deal out of how terrifying her home is, expressing how the warriors who arrived at her home were “not man enough / to face the turmoil of a fight under water / and the risk to [their] life” (1468-1470). But Beowulf is willing to.
What does a hero mean to you? A hero is an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honor, and self - sacrifice. In this paper, I will explain three ways that Odysseus was a hero and three ways that Odysseus was not a hero. 2 MORE SENTENCES First, Odysseus was a hero because he overcomes extreme dangers, such as Odysseus encountering the Cyclops. The Cyclops could have woke up at any time, but still yet Odysseus had put his life in danger.
When it was the right time he humbly claims that he did lie about the treasure. He accepts that he should be punished for lying to them, but right now they should still trust him so they could together find and stop Everett’s wife from marrying someone else. This shows that he knows of his faults, but focused on the main goals. Everett lies, but he lies about something that does not harm others, but does it in a way so he can also benefit. His companions did not loss anything that they had instead they were freed from jail.
Imagine the craftiness it would take to weave through monster infested seas for ten years. Now, imagine the temptatious traps and how hard it would be to restrain from falling victim to them. In the Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus has to use these traits to survive a long voyage after angering the gods. Even though he is a larger than life character, I can show that I also demonstrate these traits on a daily basis.
In other words, Muskrat is very heroic. He is willing to die for the survival of most of his companions. However, Nanabush works like sociopath. He is very intelligent and carefully plan things ahead before doing any
Beowulf, still keeping his faith in God, believes that God is punishing him for his wrong doing, and he is sorta right. (Death ln 16-19). Perhaps Beowulf realizes his mistake in trusting in the worldly things to keep him safe and secure, rather than God, but it is revealed to the reader that this is not the case. Against impossible odds, Beowulf chose to rely on his armor and weapons to keep him safe; however, these things failed him. (Death ln 89-90).
They could say that George could have rescued Lennie and ran away from the ranch like he did in weed. This is wrong because George couldn’t live a life of running and saving Lennie from all his mistakes. George wanted to settle down on his own ranch, but he couldn’t do that with Lennie messing up all the time. The opposing viewpoint could also say that Lennie was too good of a worker to be killed. But this is also incorrect because it doesn’t matter how good of a worker he is, if he keeps getting them kicked out of wherever they are.
Beowulf is motivated by glory, duty, and sacrifice to take on Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a dragon. He shows an inspiring amount of courage to fight all three deleterious monsters in his life. Even though glory is important to Beowulf, it isn't the most important aspect. The fact that Beowulf was able to conquer all three monsters is fortuitous. Beowulf knew he was expected to save the day for many of his followers, which at the end meant that sacrificing his life was
A supernatural lion, which cannot die from being stabbed by a sword or a spear. This fight was not easy for Hercules. In order to kill the lion he had to go into the cave of which the lion lived and fight him face to face. Hercules did not use his massive club, instead he killed him with his own hands. This was the first victory for Hercules out of 12.
Beowulf insists on not battling with weapons because Grendel does not fight with one, and he wishes to battle on equal terms. Beowulf displays honor by fighting equally to the monster. Grendel is also charmed so weapons do not harm him; Beowulf does not know this though. "Not even the sharpest of swords could have cut it through, broken it off the monster 's arm and ended its life, as Beowulf had done armed only with his bare
Also, she is planning a huge, affordable grief retreat full of healing exercises and speakers. She truly believes God has given her a gift with words. More than likely after one of her speeches, someone will come up to her crying about how much her words impacted them. She continually inspires people, including myself, which is one of The Great Eight traits heroes tend to have (Cherry, “The Psychology of Heroism”). Ultimately, Mary has somehow turned such a daunting event in her life into a positive outcome and now helps people overcome the same event.
Less honorable men might’ve left as soon as they killed Grendel, but Beowulf stayed and fought until he fulfilled his promise. His honor is what drove the story, what made the poem continue. The story would have been awfully dull and short if Beowulf had changed his mind and backed out. “Beowulf” would not be a classic. No one would want to read it.
Beowulf is a story of heroes, monsters, battles, and death. All four of these things play a role in the theme of this story, the theme of good versus evil. The theme of good versus evil is evident in the story but one is the victor over the other. Good prevails over evil in Beowulf, and it is evident in the fights between Beowulf and Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon. Before a person can see that good prevails over evil, they must see what is evil and what is good.