Through John’s personality, it is evident that everything John does, John attempts his best. John was a Puritan and respected all the values that came with being a puritan. John was husband to Elizabeth Proctor, who later on in the play has an effect on John’s change of character. He was a Citizen and all around, a valuable member of the community.
The heroic code of Anglo-Saxon culture dictates that relationships between warriors be founded on loyalty and respect. The most important obligation to a warrior is to remain loyal to his king and serve him without contingency. The heroic code that is represented in Beowulf is one in which treasure functions as a sign of mutual responsibility. If a warrior, such as Beowulf, performs an act of heroism for his king, he will be greatly rewarded. For example, when Hrothgar wanted Beowulf to kill Grendel's mother, he offered Beowulf treasure.
He is not a murderous tyrant from the beginning but a good man who goes terribly wrong. We first hear of Macbeth as a determined and admired soldier or even warrior. He had just won a great war and earned the well-deserved respect of the king, plus the title of Thane of Cawdor. This is a great achievement for Macbeth and the audience would feel that they are inclined to like this courageous and powerful man. He is highly respected by all in the play at this point, for example, “brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name)” and “valour’s minion” meaning that he is so brave that Bravery itself counts on him as a friend or favourite.
These values along with their religious beliefs are the main reasons for the development and prosperity of the Anglo - Saxon culure and have remained with them until their end. First and foremost, courage is present in those people´s daily lives back then. In fact, their hope and faith were put upon the bravest, strongest and most courageous man in their society. This ideal man was their source of inspiration and admiration, for whom they dedicated much of their time praying for. This epic hero as many called him, had to be as strong as a rock and be able to perform tasks that no ordinary man who do.
He was an extremely perseverant man, and no matter what anyone else said, they could never stop John Proctor. He even stood bravely in the face of death, knowing that he would go peacefully since he was finally able to forgive himself and he, as well as his wife, found the good in him. This is the reason why John Proctor is the most admirable character of the
An interesting point about the Army Values is that none of them are physical traits. Everyone, big or small, strong or weak, slow or fast can fully live up to each value. Something that is not mentioned in the Army Values is doing your absolute best. The flaw of the seven values is that it does not require Soldiers to perform at their peak or require excellence. Soldiers can live up to all values and only maintain minimum standards or work to the minimum of their ability.
The knight in Canterbury Tales had followed chivalry since he began to ride"(45). The knight exemplifies the chivalric code of honor, truth, generousness, and courtesy. Chaucer describes him as "a true, perfect gentle-knight"(74). He knows his place and fights in his "sovereign's war"(47). The knight of the Canterbury Tales is depicted as the ideal medieval knight.
John Smith wanted his readers to understand what a selfless, competent leader he was, see how moral he was, realize what a brave man he was, and notice that he was in high favor with God. Not only did John Smith want people to know what a great leader he was, he wanted to be known as a self-sacrificing leader who served others. This can be seen when he insults the president of Jamestown saying: The new President and Martin, being little beloved, of weak judgment in dangers, and less industry in peace, committed the managing of all the things abroad to Captain Smith: who by his own example, good words,
His arrogance, hence, gives us the impression that he has the power in this relationship as he thinks that he can get whatever he wants and, although stubborn, will never step down from his desires. Secondly, the male-dominant society during the Elizabethan permitted Benedick to have the most power in his relationship. Whilst Beatrice has to overcome the sex barrier and has to conquer female stereotypes, Benedick has an easy task of leading the relationship with no prevailing obstacles. He is a Lord and soldier and was expected to be the leader in his relationship with no obvious opposition. Benedick is a born leader which explains his position as a soldier and Lord.
We also find an ideal – a heroic personage – that we can follow without thought and with near total faith. It is because of our faithfulness to our Cowboy hero that the adoption of the Cowboy image is common in the American presidency, first by Lyndon B. Johnson (36th president) then by Ronal Reagan (40th) and most recently by the 43rd and current president, George W. Bush. The Cowboy image is used in the presidency to create an air of masculinity, bravery and commonality which encourage the American people to place their faith in the actions and opinions of the president. Yet the unshakable faith that we place in masculinity and in the Cowboy image will eventually cause the destruction of both. The American people tend to follow those leaders who exhibit an abstract concept called masculinity.