A significant amount of being a hero involves physically fighting. One could say since Achilleus is fighting and presenting a hope of victory for the Argives then he is portrayed as more heroic. However, hero’s are praised for their selflessness in battle and their good hearts, not acting on anger and revenge. Patroklos sets a good example of a hero, with such empathy for his countrymen he says, “… such grief has fallen upon the Achaians. For all those who were before the bravest in battle are lying up among the ships with arrow or spear wounds” (XVI 22), and then pleading with Achilleus to let him go into battle.
The two main form of violence was performed by Grendel, the antagonist and the epic hero Beowulf, the protagonist. Through, all the violence such as battle in the poem, Beowulf was refer as a true hero because of the effort he put on during the battle for his team. In today’s generation violence is not as similar as it was during the Anglo-Saxon time, which makes us believe that it is unnecessary
The phrase “Epic Hero” can mean a lot of things, but in all honesty Beowulf and Achilles both fulfill the title of it because, they defend their community with everything they have, while still have cultural differences. Beowulf has to constantly use his brain to outsmart the creatures of his land. Achilles on the other hand uses his men to his advantage and uses brute force to murder anything and everything in his path. My purpose for writing this is to become better informed of the things that make each one of the characters the same while also showing how they are very
Similarly, Beowulf, a revered warrior among the Geats, also displays his strength in combat. The alliterative qualities of “sinows sprang asunder, bone-locks burst” (lines 817-8) provide a visual and auditory depiction of Beowulf’s physical abilities. Achilles uses his athletic inclination to avenge the death of his dear friend Patroklus. Prior to Patroklus’ death, Achilles preferred to wait while the Achaeans were “killed one after the other” (line 667). By contrast, Beowulf applies his muscular build to “avenge the evil done to the Danes” (lines 1670-1) and does so of his own free will.
Both of the brave warriors come to figure out what their destiny must be, they are destined for greatness but they must go through great storms to achieve it. Being fit to become king comes with being a great warrior, but you must also act as a hero. In Asgard, Thor is known as someone powerful and brave, always ready for a fight and always ready to defend his people. He is supposed to become the new king of Asgard, the only problem with that is that he is arrogant and acts poorly because of his anger. He thinks he knows best but to him, violence is usually the answer.
He is able to bring himself into being someone who is loved and trusted by the other around him because of the act that he was able to commit. He is able to bring himself into a better light when honoring the people with the death of his friend Julius. While he is able to bring himself into the act of killing Caesar, he was never able to take the blame for it which can be seen as a way of being weak, but he also decided to end his own life, which can be seen as a highly regarded act throughout Rome. Throughout Julius Caesar, Brutus has shown himself as being someone who can take the problems of the people around him and making them his own. He is able to be a light for the people around him, while not actually being a hero because he was never given the satisfaction of being known for his crime.
Beowulf The Man Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic poem, has many male characters that represent their tribes with many masculine qualities. Beowulf is from Geatland and fights for his father, for pride, and for the protection and well-being of his people. Throughout Beowulf, many masculine qualities are displayed in many different aspects, such as fighting enormous monsters, having superhuman strength, and telling boastful stories. Throughout the poem, Beowulf fights numerous monsters that have devastated many prestigious warriors that have come before him. One of the most significant battles that he is involved in is fighting Grendel in Hrothgar’s meadhall.
In the play Caesar is noble Roman who is becoming too powerful and that has gathered concerns from a group of Roman senators. The senators conspire to take Caesar’s life, but need the cooperation of a respected senator named Marcus Brutus. Brutus is a trusted friend to Caesar and is against the plot. Eventually, Brutus turns on Caesar and partakes in his murder. Caesar’s supporters, Antony and Octavius, start a civil war to avenge his death.
Gods and mortals fought a brutal war for what they thought was right and to get back at past evils. The actions inspired by vengeance and justice in Homer’s Iliad shows how detrimental the effects can be on others. The Justice seeked by warlike Menelaus causes pain and suffering to many on all sides of the war. Paris by abducting Helen hurt Menelaus’s pride, “Menelaus had in mind taking revenge on the man who’d injured him” (Homer, Iliad 3. 26-27).