Not the Hero We Deserve, But the Hero We Need A hero is often characterized as someone who is admired or idealized for their noble qualities and achievements. Heroes have been found throughout history as many warriors, powerful leaders, and role models. Many share the same qualities. A good example of these qualities were present in the late Martin Luther King Jr, a courageous and intelligent man who led blacks in a surge for rights throughout the middle of the 20th century. Another example, a Greek demigod, king, and warrior by the name of Odysseus possessed a highly intellectual mind, allowing him to lead his men out of difficult situations.
The heroic ideals of the Anglo Saxon people In the Anglo Saxon period to be a hero was to be a warrior. A warrior was the brave one who would step up and fight for their people or in some cases to gain fame. These warriors were not afraid of anything. They were smart, courageous and intelligent always up for the task. In this case a great warrior was Beowulf.
Odysseus is a hero because as a leader he can properly execute a group to do an action. Leadership is very important when it comes to being a hero. Leadership is what guides people. Heroes and villains both have leadership, but the only difference is that hero’s lead the proper path. Odysseus uses strategies as a hero to overcome the obstacles that come his way.
Odysseus displays his courage when he states,”So we seized our stake with its fiery tip and bored it round and round in the giant's eye” (B9 L.433-34). Odysseus throughout the novel stands up for himself and his crew for the right thing. He displays his leadership when he doesn't let others influence his opinions. Some people may think that Odysseus shows off his courage and wisdom to others
Hercules is very similar to Beowulf, an epic hero. They both share certain qualities, including some that make them desirable to each one's culture. Beowulf is valuable to the Anglo-Saxon people, and Hercules to the Greek people. Although Hercules was originally a foolish boy who made mistakes, he grew into a fabulous hero who is there to save the day. Hercules is a Beowulf-style hero because he has qualities of an epic hero, and is treasured by a group of people.
Being a leader is one of the hardest duties out there, but Beowulf is able to handle it. As a leader, he experienced people looking up to him at all times. To become a good leader, you need some important characteristics. Beowulf teaches us that being a leader involves keeping the promises you make and being a good role model. The first step to becoming a good leader is to accomplish the goals you set.
A hero is supposed to make people feel safe, and have hope that there will be help. Many characteristics can define a hero. Beowulf's characteristics are his honor, courage, dependability, and teamwork. These are some traits that most heroes have. What are the most important traits of any hero?
The word “meaningless” again emphasizes the importance of the deities. With some assistance from the Gods, Odysseus can resolve his last challenge by getting revenge on the suitors.Odysseus in The Odyssey proves himself as an epic hero through his craftiness that helps him solve problems in the Challenges, his transformation from having excessive pride to patience and humility, and through the godly guidance he receives in the Return. Without these qualities, Odysseus would not have been able to successfully complete his Hero’s Journey and prove his worthiness as an epic
If a community did not have a leader who cared about each and everyone of their citizens, then they wouldn’t have a strong community. “According to Alexander at the Temple of Zeus-Ammon an elderly man, came to Alexander and said, “Rejoice, son: take this form of address as from god also.” He replied, “I accept, father; for the future I Shall be called thy son. But tell me if thou givest me the rule of the whole earth” (para 2). This proves Alexander the great is a hero during his time because it states that he acknowledging what the priest has to say and that he cares. Having a leader who cared about you and treated you like everyone else would've been great.
Ever since childhood, people develop an image on what a true hero should be like. A considerable hero is someone who looks after their allies and makes rational decisions in tough situations. On the contrary, in the book, The Odyssey, Odysseus shows that not all heroes make the most reasonable choices. For instance, he is willing to sacrifice his own shipments in order to get back to Ithaca. Yes, it may be one of the best options considering the position they are in, but he was the reason why the crew is in that position in the first place.