He then goes on to rule for fifty years, and it seems as if the period of his rule is marked by peace and prosperity. As such, Beowulf is epic not only because he is a skilled fighter, but also because he is capable of justly ruling the kingdom entrusted to him. Beowulf is the epic hero of this poem. He is a hero, such as bravery, loyalty and strength, both physical and mental. He is the archetypal hero.
An epic hero is an essential character in a story that shows qualities of being brave and noble, and whose achievements are greatly admired. In The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen, the hero, displays much courage as well as skills. The story depicts Katniss as a symbol of hope in an otherwise cruel, dehumanizing, and corrupt regime. Another prominent figure in the epic world is Beowulf, a warrior who sacrifices himself for the good of others. The two heroes have both similar and different characteristics.
Beowulf and King Arthur are both portrayed as heroes and someone to look up to. Some similarities are both of them are very brave. They are also both very compelling leaders in their own respective ways. Even with their similarities they have differences in their heroic qualities such as Beowulf not really being a human in the sense that he can do superhuman things and King Arthur being a normal human being. It's also interesting to note that King Arthur was more of a hero for his character whereas Beowulf was more of a hero in the sense that he slays monsters and dragons.
While a common goal to achieve what is best for the whole is great for a government, it would be near impossible for the hero, or one person, to achieve this. But everyone can be a hero to the people around them and to themselves, and if everyone took care of their needs, and helped their loved ones to do the same. This would create an intertwining web of people helping each other, thus creating a stronger system based off of Achilles values shown through the
King Arthur was a very powerful and intelligent king. From childhood, he learned many virtues and lessons, but he didn’t know that the lessons he was learning had to do with becoming a great leader. Ben Carson is very similar to king Arthur in many ways. Ben learned several things from childhood as well as from reading literature of the world around him which made him a great man later on in life. I will be talking about Ben Carson and why he is a great reincarnation of King Arthur.
All epic heroes have many similar qualities. Bravery, courage, and strength are all examples of similar qualities that most heroes share. "Beowulf," Odysseus, and Gilgamesh all have similar heroic qualities. "Beowulf" is a price of the Geats. He is the strongest warrior and is incredibly brave.
An epic hero is a brave and noble character in an epic poem or a movie. Some epic heroes include: Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson movie series), Odysseus (Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey), Shrek, Harry Potter (Harry Potter movie series), Aragorn (Lord Of The Rings), and many more.Some similar traits between these two characters is that they are both brave and believe in the people helping them through their conquests. Ironically, though their conquests were different and, the different challenges they had to go through. For both characters, their motivation was personal: they were fighting to return or to save the person that they love. Odysseus’ main motivation was to return home to his wife - Penelope, while Percy had to face a more dire quest
Harry Potter, who, like Odysseus, travels to a supernatural world to fight supernatural beings, both are better than the average man in their own ways, and the people around Odysseus and Harry admire them for their accomplishments. Like Odysseus, Harry also travels to a supernatural world. For example, when Odysseus tells Circe that it is time for him to leave and return home, Circe tells him, “Odysseus, master mariner, and soldier ... to the cold homes of Death and pale Persephone.” (Homer.10.925) Circe is telling Odysseus that he must go to the underworld before he can go anywhere else. According to many of the Ancient Greek beliefs, the Underworld was a place of the dead and was a far distant land that no mortal man could go to and return. In Harry’s case however, the supernatural world he goes to is Hogwarts and
Beowulf is a protagonist whose encounters with evil proves him to be a strong heroic warrior. The knight from the Canterbury Tales is considered the protagonist as he serves as an honorable servant to the king. Beowulf and The Knight both compare through their loyalty and humbleness. Beowulf is considered as a protagonist as he embodies strength and courage while defeating the evil of Grendel, Grendel's Mother and the dragon. He is reluctant to back down from battle, just so he can save the people from evil.
Every hero in a hero's journey showcases multiple exceptionally fine traits and abilities that make it possible for them to be victorious. “The Odyssey” is a wonderful example of the classic hero's journey. Odysseus is the heroic character in the epic poem and displays fortitude and perseverance to the highest of remarks. These two traits make Odysseus a heroic figure for the ages. The Odyssey dates back to around 800 BC yet Odysseus’s heroic traits and characteristics are still used in today’s literature.