The story of Beowulf depicts an invincible character who slowly reveals his mortality as the tale progresses. At the beginning, the reader is introduced to a son of royal blood who was known for his strength and victory in battle. Other than the fame he had gained from whom he descended and the victories he had won, Beowulf was just like everyone else. He had no gift from the Anglo-Saxon Gods, nor was he granted power from a magical sword. A series of three battles allows the reader to understand things about Beowulf that reveal the mortal side of him.
The final piece of his legacy is his battle against the dragon that claimed his life. Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow, was not expected to be the next king. In fact, his uncle was the king of Geatland before Beowulf took over. Ecgtheow married into the royal blood; therefore, he did not have much of a chance to become king. However, he was a famous warrior-lord that was known all around the world.
Emperor Tang Gao Zu, also known as Li Yuan, was a successful leader. He was the first ruler from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Emperor Tang was very effective with the choices he decided to make for the military and taxation systems that later on paved the way for the oncoming emperors. It will be argued that Tang Gao Zu was a successful leader because he was a the one who established the Tang Dynasty The next reason why Emperor Tang was a successful leader was because he re-established a powerful military. The most significant is that he re-established a stable taxation system.
He is considered to be this because he is a heroic and honorable man that has been through many trials and gotten passed them all alive. He is a well-known hero throughout the world. Odysseus qualifies to be the ideal epic hero in all of the categories. For one he was born of royalty. For two he has a special weapon-his brain.
From my perspectives, it is this characteristic that defines Gilgamesh a great, but ordinary hero. In other words, Gilgamesh is a flesh-blood hero. Firstly, although at the beginning of the epic, he is depicted as a tyranny, it cannot be denied that Gilgamesh is an omnipotent, courageous, and ambitious hero. He knew that man cannot escape death, so he was ambitious to make great achievement and establish an everlasting name for himself. Therefore, for an eternal fame, he went to the Forest of Cedar to conquer Humbaba whose voice is the Deluge, speech is fire and breath is death (Gorge 18).
There are an endless amount of Presidents that could have been picked for this project that would have worked. However getting Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt I feel like I got the jackpot. Theodore is definitely my favorite president ever. Teddy had such an interesting life before being president and you could honestly write a paper just on his life before the White House. There are just some really cool facts about Theodore too that makes him so cool to learn about.
A Greek hero was brave, had the ideal body, and was loved by everyone. Theseus is one of the most famous heroes in Greek mythology. Theseus had despised this dreadful tribute where 14 young people were sacrificed every 9 years, so in order to stop this, he set up a plan to slay the Minotaur. This plan and adventure is what Theseus is most famous for. Theseus fits the image of a Greek hero because he was of royal birth, had a noble character, and performed extreme feats.
The attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the upcoming of Adolf Hitler, and the 9/11 attacks are three unpredictable incidences. Surely, no one could have predicted these disasters-- but Nostradamus did. One night, while meditating, Nostradamus saw visions of the future and wrote his predictions in a twelve-volume set which he titled Centuries. His writing sparked controversy but became one of the most well known books. Readers from all around the world became puzzled as to whether or not his prophecies were correct.
“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.
Arthurian Legend plays a major part of literature, and a major role in these legends is the ominous Merlin. The original legends were constantly changing to create the image we see today of not only Merlin but many of the characters in the legend. In the 21st century, many movies and TV shows portray Merlin as a powerful wizard whose sole purpose is to mentor and protect King Arthur, so he can one day rule Camelot. However, Merlin’s story is much more complex: Merlin “embodie[s] ancient Christian and pagan magical traditions, recreated for a medieval court and shaped to fit a new moral framework” (Lawrence-Mathers). The Merlin recognized today is credited to Geoffrey and many other great writers who developed Geoffrey’s initial ideas.