Yet all that time he had still been a loyal follower and leader in the making. He stays grateful and does whatever Beowulf last dying breaths wish for. “/Then he brought their treasure to Beowulf, and found/ His famous king bloody, gasping / For breath.” Lines (810-812). This shows that Wiglaf had one wish and that is to bask in the victory he’d won with his lord. In doing so he proved himself worthy.
Higlac by far was one of the fairest kings the Geats have had, after raids he gave each member a portion of the loot and made sure that everyone in the clan was cared for. When Beowulf brought home the vast riches from King Hrothgar, Higlac spread his portion of the treasure to his subjects so many toasts were made in his honor this night. Finally, after a long night of celebration,
He shows these paternal instincts because of how much Beowulf means to him, saving his people not only once, but twice, also, during Hrothgar’s long reign as king of the Danes he has realized that you cannot be hostile or hold out on your emotions towards those who help you to survive during tough times. During Beowulf’s grand exit from Heorot, Hrothgar gives him a long and loving embrace; “And such was his affection that he could not help being overcome; his fondness for the man was so deep-founded, it warmed his heart and
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.
Despite his men insisting on raiding the unprotected cave of its loot and leaving the island, Odysseus decided to wait for Polyphemus, the giant to whom the loot belonged, in hopes of receiving a welcoming gift. “But I would not give way – and how much better it would have been – not till I saw him, saw what gifts he’d give” (9.256-259). Odysseus understands that returning home with more gifts will help deliver to him the glory he so desires. As a result, he seeks any opportunity, dangerous as it may be, in order to receive more gifts. This is problematic, since Odysseus does not always realizes when the risks outweigh the benefits.
Much like Martin Luther King Jr., Antigone finds the unjust oppressions that are placed on her loved ones and peacefully breaks the law that she believes are unjust. She does this by burying Polyneices. Both Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. had been moved and committed to an idea and moved to the point where they had decided to take action that was seen as extreme. Their actions were labeled as extreme only because of their challenge against the status quo. Just as Antigone had faced doubt and resistance in her movement with her sister, Ismene.
When Mayella said she was raped, everybody including the jury had sympathy for her. This also allows her power for she is a woman. In conclusion, Mayella Ewell is significantly powerful in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. In the first place Tom Robinson wasn’t going to win given that Mayella had an advantage in Race, Class, plus Gender. Although this may be true, Mayella was guilty.
The purpose of the rebellion was to rebel against the people who enslaved them with the use of violence. The murders were rebellious, however some of the more unnecessary acts of violence were more than rebellious, they were vengeful. Most of the murders happened quickly, without noise so that they were systematic and calculated. However the murder of Mrs. Williams was less than systematic: the members of the rebellion could have killed her while she fled, rather than dragging her back and forcing her to see her husband’s dead body. This example of violence emphasizes the atrocious aspects of an event that can still not be considered an atrocity given the justification of the
Hurry, bring me ancient silver, precious jewels, shining armor and gems" (2743-2748). Even while the warrior is taking his final breaths, he still wants treasure. It can be inferred, that his whole purpose in life was to gather as much treasure as possible. Nothing at the moment of his death would make it easier for him to go besides seeing gold. Beowulf's last words were "shining armor and gems, Before I die.
In Ovid’s story, the reader is able to notice that Midas had a desire to have more riches, but in the end he does realize that his wish does not fulfill him because he is not able to eat. When Aristotle makes reference to Midas, the reader is able note that by having riches a person is able to become satisfied because they are able to trade it with what they desire. Coming into conclusion, of the both stories, a reader can say the perhaps Midas wanted to have to touch of gold because his wanted to have more things to stratified him. I do find reading the story of Ovid first because it is simple story that the reader is able to get. Whereas, Aristotle is a philosopher and his story can get complicated.