Not only will he be given gold when he wins the battle but ancient treasures well be in his possession. After defeating Grendel’s mother Beowulf chopped off the head of Grendel and took it back to king Hrothgar. After fifty winters, Beowulf now an old man fought the dragon alone. He did not want his men to risk their lives. That was the final battle for Beowulf and the last of him too.
However Montiel didn’t allow this negativity and other’s attitudes and thoughts to go to his head and affect him. Instead he trained harder using what others said to realize that he must be really well equipped to fight for the championship. Even though it was believed that Montiel had all the odds against him he went forward and won the championship by way of TKO(Technical Knockout) in round four. Nobody could believe what they just saw, it was a victory that wasn’t suppose to happen because not only was the Japanese a better fighter, Montiel was already old in a boxer’s perspective. Even though his adversity wasn’t physical, it came at a mental level and would’ve demoralized anybody, yet Montiel believed in himself and went for something considered unreachable for him.
One of the best examples that I can think of is when Beowulf fought Grendel and won. He stood bravely infront of the monster Grendel, and fought gallantly to victory. Without that time of terror, Beowulf’s true colors of Heroism would not have shown. To sum up everything that I just said, I think that Emerson would consider Beowulf a hero due to all of the battles that he fought gallantly and won. Not once in the story did Beowulf show a sign of weakness, even without any armor, he still fought bravely and
Beowulf, his story so great and prominent that it seems to proceed him. He defeats the first two monsters with little resistance. When Beowulf comes up against the last opponent, a huge dragon. He is left to fight, almost alone when his men run away in fear. He comes to his ultimate demise in the final slay of the dragon.
In addition, in order for him to succeed he must orally deliver his resume. Nevertheless, bragging aside, Beowulf is undoubtedly a brave man. When Beowulf sets out to kill Grendel's mother he simply "donned his armor for battle, Heeded not the danger..." (1328-29 60). When his sword fails him he uses his physical strength: "On the might of his hand, as a man must do Who thinks to win in the welter of battle Enduring glory; he fears not death" (1420-23 62). Certainly he is in search of fame.
His tragic flaw is evident throughout the novel thinking he can win them all. Beowulf defeats the evil monster Grendel and his mother with ease. However, when it is time to battle the dragon, his pride causes him to be defeated. Beowulf is portrayed as a classic epic hero and, like many other heroes of the time, has a tragic flaw that ultimately leads to his demise. Beowulf possesses many of the traits of an archetypal epic hero; he is strong, humble, and willing to fight to death if necessary.
For Shrek, he fights just like a hero would when he approaches the castle with the fire breathing dragon. This interaction vividly portrays Shrek’s capability of fighting for what he wants, as he fought for his swamp-home which was taken by the imperialist Lord Farquad. In return, this leads him into an accidental quest to rescue a maiden from the dragon on behalf of the mini-royal Lord
He is courageous, has seemingly superhuman powers, and is of noble blood, later becoming a leader himself. As a novice warrior he comes to the aid of Heorot, despite his little relation with the troubled kingdom, and with his indomitable strength Beowulf achieves a deed that many other great warriors failed to: he defeats the Grendel, the monster that has long taunted Heorot. Following this battle are kudos and material gratitude from the king, admiration from others, and glory that will last even after his passing. However, behind the depiction as an ideal hero figure, Beowulf begins to decline. He is now adulterated by the glory and material wealth of earth that he has lost the strength of his purity, a power that can only come when he fights only with his bare hands and without the protection of metal.
Woratana Ngarmtrakulchol [Perth] English: Beowulf Writing 03/04/2008 Beowulf, the honorable man, the strongest man in his time, get to fight a lot in his life. Sometimes it is not his problem, and he can just do nothing with it. But he chooses to join, and fight against someone who may not suffered him before. Why he does that? What motivates him to fight with someone he doesn’t know?
Me and my classmates were fed all those great examples of people fighting during Second World War sacrificing their lives and not even dare to look for any kind of reward other then admitting them into “hero ranks” of their “great” country. Fighting for reward was not hero like behavior. I realize though that this understanding of hero was more due to the norms and obligations of certain time and society. In “The Iliad” hero is noted for his courage and strength and desire to fight especially if they risk their life or put it in any kind of danger. But at the same time Homer also pays great attention to rewards, heroes get for their fighting.