Unlike the difficulties Gawain faced, Shrek has managed gaining his house back and fighting for the woman he falls for. All in all, as a hero, Gawain’s greatest challenge is himself as he fears death; this goes hand and hand with Shrek’s greatest challenge, as he believes that his love will never want him. Traditionally, heroes are portrayed as courageous and even perfect human beings. First as a hero, Gawain is faced with the challenge of the Green Knight. As the Green Knight comes to King Arthur’s court, he causes a scene, which then invites everyone to "give a blow and take a blow".
They are both motivated by the wellbeing of their people to fight. Of course Beowulf also fights for the obvious reason, gold. Beowulf accepted the gold for killing the monster that plagued Hrothgar’s kingdom. After Beowulf kills the monster’s mother, he accepts even more golden treasure from the Danes and sails home with his men. While his motives for fighting always seem to be honorable and heroic, some people may see Beowulf as a mercenary.
And yes, the guy is totally brave and polite. So much so that he takes time out of his battle march to Rome to rescue the people of Bretagne from a dangerous warlock who's been eating children and raping maidens. But as the story progresses, Arthur spends less and less time fighting and more time as an organizer and spectator of jousts and a receiver of hostages captured by the other, more active knights. Rather than being a fighter, then, Arthur's role is to serve as a center of power and judgment, a dispenser of rewards and titles to those who prove themselves on the battlefield. In this, Arthur proves himself to be an exceptionally great feudal lord.
Herot is all of the following EXCEPT: the place where soldiers flee for safety 5. Why did Grendel attack the Danes? : He hated the warriors’ songs that rejoiced in God 6. Before Beowulf sets out to help the Danes, he had: defeated Giants and killed monsters 7. The line “This was a different Herot than the hall he had emptied” means that: this is the first time a man has battled Grendel 8.
Then the noble Scotsman spoke of Macbeth's equally heroic struggles against invading Norwegians under the leadership of King Sweno and rebellious Scotsmen through the collaboration of the Thane of Cawdor. In both cases, Macbeth singlehandedly turned the course of battle from overwhelming odds against victory to surefire avoidance of defeat. The inciting incident occurs as Act 2, Scene 2 of Macbeth is a particularily important part of the entire play, because it can be argued as one of the “inciting incidents” that propells the plot forward. The famous story of Macbeth would not continue if this scene had not taken place. Act 2, Scene 2 is important because Macbeth kills King Duncan to claim the royal status of Cawdor.
He is prepared and ready to fight the creature who threatens his new friends army. Ultimately Beowulf defeats Grendel and his name is praised forever in the land of Hrothgar and his people. This fight is clearly not over for Beowulf and his men. The next night an even worse creature emerges and kills a very esteemed member of Hrothgar’s society. Beowulf is disturbed from rest to come help Hrothgar again.
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.
The warrior Beowulf is “the strongest of the Geats … stronger than anyone anywhere in this world…” Beowulf’s strength is obvious to Grendel during their battle. "That shepherd of evil, guardian of crime knew at once that nowhere on earth had he met a man whose hands were harder.” Beowulf does not show fear and goes out of his way to make sure his actions are not perceived as cowardly. “My lord Higlac/might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to go.” By defeating Grendel, using only his bare hands, Beowulf is embodying the personality characteristics that the Anglo-Saxon society valued in its warriors. Beowulf is a religious character. He is a good character who works for and with God to defeat evil creatures.
Hamlet Film Review The well directed film, Hamlet, includes superb acting and an attention-grabbing introduction remaining faithful to the screenplay with additional vigilant scenes. Kenneth Branagh, both director and actor, accomplishes playing a complex role demonstration frustration and grief with intensity. The humongous Elsinore Castle, decorated with vintage and sophisticated props, centered Hamlet to be a melancholy prince seeking vengeance for his father’s death. The spectacular viewpoints through the lense did a great performance when trying to connect the viewer with the character emotionally. Branagh’s excellent introduction of a stone statue of Hamlet’s father could not have been any better, especially when it’s destroyed by Fortinbras in the end of the four hour celluloid.
<BR>In Shane by Jack Schaefer, actions and attitudes develop archetypes of two important men. Through their triumphs and failures, Shane is characterized as of a hero and mentor, and Fletcher as a shadow. <br> Shane expresses the qualities of a hero, both physically and mentally. Shane appears in the valley with matching pants and an elegantly worn out coat and a black dress hat. This hero is aristocratic and well dressed in order to convince the reader that he is a mysterious character that has survived many battles.