They felt they needed to honor their country by serving in the wars. In “Band of Brothers”, it focused on a soldier watching bombs and attacks going off from afar, reflecting on how the war had affected him. He promised to himself that after the war, he would live a life surrounded by peace and isolated from chaos. The soldier had been traumatized by the despair and sorrow of war, and clearly anticipated the moment that the war and fighting would come to an end. In conclusion, soldiers in both wars abhorred the idea of killing, but these thoughts were overcome by their sense of loyalty to their country.
Hrothgar is upset and the begged Beowulf to him again. Hrothgar is upset by the death of his adviser, Aeschere. Hrothgar shows his sadness I the speech to Beowulf. Beowulf can be called one of the top hero’s because his put his life on the line for a kingdom. Beowulf thought his people would gain from all of the pride he stored up, but they got taught that the material things someone earns in life cannot stop what God has in his will for us.
Armed conflict was a certain tactic to gain and maintain the glory of honour. Refusing a fight was a sign of weakness and cowardice. In contrast, Illiad’s Paris’ distaste for fighting to the death, drew scorn and disdain from both his family and Helen. Helen herself says “You’ve come back from the fight. How I wish you’d died there, killed by that strong warrior who was my husband once.”(3.
Rainsford in the beginning had no sympathy for the hunted and seemed like a cruel man. Rainsford though changes to a hero once he faces Zaroff, but Rainsford beats the general at his own game and kills him. With the death of the General, Rainsford had saved the lives of those who would visit the island in the future. This was because Rainsford had shown heroic qualities with his battle against Zaroff. Such as courage, if Rainsford
The Vicario brothers believe that by killing Santiago, they would bring back their family’s honor. But is the honor of the Vicario brothers and their family more important than the life of Santiago? According to the people, they believe that honor is more important. Marquez also expresses how a machismo culture can affect a story’s characters. Throughout the entire story this has been one critical matter that gives us readers’ insight to how we portray our characters, especially the Vicario brothers.
I know that if I was a family member or a friend of the people showed in the pictures, I would not want these to be available for the world to see. We praised these pictures when in reality we should have mourned the death other the individual in the picture. Just like in Bruce Franklin’s Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America’s Wars, he states, "Scores of commercial photographers, seeking authenticity and profits,”(Franklin 810). He is absolutely correct; photographers will take photographs of almost anything to make a profit. This includes pictures of fallen soldiers and people performing desperate acts trying to save their lives.
Unfortunately, because of his cowardly presence, nobody “showed him (any) sympathy” (71). Mathu has just about the opposite reputation in the area. The people respect him like they “don’t respect too many (other) men”(178). No matter what color the person is, black or white, they look up to Mathu. This is mostly because he has “always stood up” to anyone and for anything he believes in.
Captain Miller is portrayed as a very heroic figure; his only priority is to complete his mission as a soldier, which in this case was to rescue Private Ryan. Captain Miller was also very honorable when he has a prisoner that killed one of his soldiers, he decided to obey the rules of engagement and he let the soldier go. This scene turns out to be ironic because the same soldier comes back to shoot and kill Captain Miller. Even though Captain Miller was killed he achieved his mission and Private Ryan was saved. Actor Tom Hanks did an outstanding job playing this character and really made it seem like a documentary rather than a historical fiction.
Macbeth is a tragic hero because he needs no pity from the people around him and also from the readers of the play. Macbeth is a brave and loyal person who is loved by the King of Scotland, there for readers like him leaving no reason for anybody showing pity for him. By doing this it is getting him closer to becoming more like a tragic hero. During the beginning of the play Macbeth displays his bravery and loyalty by successfully defending the king from the Scottish rebels and the Norwegians. The king displays no pity for Macbeth instead he rewards his great loyalty to him by rewarding him with the title of the Thane of Cawdor.
Many times, tragic flaws cause the tragic heroes to die or face downfall and Okonkwo’s case was not any different. He never wanted to end up like his father who died a shameful death, but ironically, he kills himself and “will be buried like a dog” (191, ch.25). Things Fall Apart meets certain criteria to be considered a tragedy. Just like many other tragedies, the main character Okonkwo, who had to face an unfortunate ending, was a good person and did not mean harm to anyone. All he wanted to do was to be successful to serve his ancestors and for his children to be successful as well and have good lives.