“Bad outfitted in his battles-weathered armor, Macbeth met the Norwegian attacks shot for shot, as if he were the goddess of war’s husband. Finally he broke the enemy’s spirit, and we were victorious.” (Act 1 Scene 2) This shows how brave Macbeth would be. He would be able to win any type of war. There are other quotes that can give someone an image of who Macbeth was and how he would never hurt anyone. “But if this is a good thing, why do I find myself thinking about murdering King Duncan, a thought so horrifying that it makes my hair stand on end and my heart pound inside my chest?” (Act 1 Scene 3)
Throughout his life, Beowulf fights and slays great monsters: Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. After each quest he is honored and gifted with enough riches to feed a kingdom for years but he continues on his adventures for the honor and glory he gains from each quest. Whether he started out for honor and glory or for revenge, the end always resulted in his multiplying of honor. In the end, Beowulf’s last wishes were not honored fully but he had a grand funeral and was given a dragon’s hoard to send him into the
Even though Odysseus is quite the leader, sometimes he needs help from his female peers in order to overcome a threatened homelife and the long journey home. Athena and Circe guide and fight for not only Odysseus' life but also his happiness. Athena helps Odysseus find his son, with whom he kills the suitors and reestablishes his place as king of Ithaca. Circe is Odysseus' secret weapon in the fact that she tells him about the merciless miscreant that he will encounter on his expedition like the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis. Athena and Circe are two of the many people in the Odyssey that make it possible for Odysseus to return to Ithaca.
The film opens with Jake’s lucid dream of flying so synonymous with freedom. We then see scenes of loss as Jake hears the tear-jerking news of his brother’s death, another blow to his loss of self after he had lost his ability to walk. Because of this, Jake is a very disillusioned and bitter person, but still a warrior at heart. In the movie Jake states, “All I ever wanted was a single thing worth fighting for”. Even though he finds it in the most unexpected place, the heart of Neytiri, it was so ironic that at some point he would have to choose sides and literally fight in a battle between the human and the Na’vi that decided the fate for the entire
To fulfill his dream, he starts by achieving greatness through wrestling. The moment he defeats Amalinze the Cat, who used to be an undefeated warrior up until then, is the moment Okonkwo’s fame starts increasing exponentially (3). Accordingly, that battle is what helps clansmen realize that Okonkwo is not made from the same cloth as his father, Unoka. In comparison to Unoka, who had nothing but debts, the protagonist is a focused warrior who desires to live a superior life: “[Okonkwo’s] life had been ruled by a great passion-to become one of the lords of the
(Acehebe, 1958) Though Okonkwo proves an ambitious hero, he is affected by his internal fear that has ruled his entire life. Infact, He deeply fears nothing but himself just because he don’t want to have the feminine and weak qualities like his father Onoka. He is compelled to kill of his step son (Ikemefuna), just
Avatar opens with Jake’s dream of flying so synonymous with freedom, then the metaphorical belly of the whale, sees the start of the hero’s journey. We see scenes of loss as Jake hears the poignant news of his brother’s death, another blow to Jake’s already depleted sense of self with the loss of his legs. Because of this, Jake is a very disillusioned and bitter person, but still a warrior at heart. In the movie he states, “All I ever wanted was a single thing worth fighting for”. Even though he finds it in the most unexpected place, the heart of Neytiri, it was so ironic that at some point he would have to choose sides and literally fight in a battle between the human and the Na’vi that decided the fate for the entire
This was one of my favorite parts in this book, page 842. They all banned together and carried Eowyn to protection, this leaves the crew fired up to defend her in battle. On page 847 “For more lust of battle was on him; and he was still unscathed, and he was young, and he was king: the lord of a fell people. And lo! Even as he laughed at despair he looked out again on the black ships, and he lifted up his sword to defy them.” When Gandalf finally arrives he sees the group and they escape to a Citadel he says, “Such deeds he loves: friend at war with friend; loyalty divided in confusion of
A heroes journey To be a hero. No more does it take a brave knight draped in armor raving his sword at a fire breathing dragons to be a hero. To be a hero can be as simple as changing up from something you've been use to struggle a little bit but then rock it afterwards. Hero’s live amounts us everywhere. Here I will take you through one of my favorite hero journey stories.
In his dreams he is amazing and can do anything and is the hero slaying dragons, demonstrating that in his life he is unfulfilled and dreams of better things. Similarly, both texts utilise other characters aside from Katy in ‘We Live by the Sea and the lead in ‘Waiting for my real life to begin’ to support the idea. Firstly, Alex Howarth incorporated the character Paul Williams to give the audience insight into Katy’s way of