This quote gives the audience an understanding on how the Anglo-Saxons viewed their heroes. During the time that Beowulf would have been around it would have been an honor to die in battle for your people. Which is just what the almighty overruling Beowulf did, he fought and showed courage even though he was weak. This is what makes Beowulf such an outstanding hero he fought in honor of his people, knowing he might die he wanted to save his men's life's during the process. The Geats epic King was a picture perfect Anglo-Saxons hero.
Bourne, on the other hand, used to be an emotionless and fearless killer but in the end he turned out to be good man. While struggling with their life and professions, Ross and Bourne both arrived at a time wherein they started a rebellious stage against their superiors that brought them obstacles that freed them in the end. As trained soldier and perfect hit man, both Ross and Bourne always do what they are told until they became their own side. At the warfront, Robert Ross was controlled by his commander and all he could do was follow every instruction that was told. It is evident when he and his men were instructed by Captain Leather to go to the crater.
If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make. Even though very few people, if any, would know he hated Big Brother, it was more a personally accomplishment for him. Gattaca – Notes &
The author believes that Napoleon won many battles because of his enemies’ mistakes and not because of what he actually was…the greatest military mind that ever lived. I did some research of my own and found out that he is also remembered for his Napoleonic Code and his military campaigns are still taught in some military academies. Owen Connelly wrote in his book that Napoleon insisted that he would be remembered for the Napoleonic Code. And, in fact, he is. Owen Connelly’s perspective on the way Napoleon won battles is his opinion and he tries to prove it in this book.
Through these battles, Beowulf’s strength, humbleness and courageousness is revealed. These are characteristics that are crucial in defining an epic hero. However, every epic hero has a tragic flaw. Beowulf’s tragic flaw is his pride. His tragic flaw is evident throughout the novel thinking he can win them all.
Crazy Horse’s forces didn’t have advanced arms, but he had better wisdom and tactics of war. He defeated extremely arrogant Custer. While at the end of the poem, Custer said that he would be reborn whenever dictators need him or whenever movie-goers want to watch him. This is an ironic and humor ending. Through this ending, Alexie indicates his view on Custer: he was standing on the side of dictators; he was a bad guy.
This speech is very powerful and when someone is feeling unmotivated and depressed it has the ability to stir you to focus. Henry knew that he was sending his troops out into a battle they would lose but instead of dwelling on this Henry convinces his men that the battle is more than a mathematical formula that they have all come there to fight for honour, for justice and for glory. He makes fighting with him at Agincourt sound like a privilege. Henry also brings up, once more the motif of the bond between kind and commoner. In the scene before the battle of Harfleur, he unites himself with his men, he says “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Although, they both were raised as warriors, they each had different personalities. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh was an abusive leader, who loved war because he loved the thought of being powerful and was selfish king that wanted to live forever. Gilgamesh’s major concern is obtaining eternal life because he realized that even though he’s powerful among his people, one day he too will fall victim to death. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, He did not pay attention to his people and was always concerned with conquering other city-states. Meanwhile, Arjuna was
“Jack ran until he couldn’t feel the pain of the war, couldn’t feel the eyes of his platoon behind him.” Here in this line shows that at this point he was not a hero. He is a person who was scared for his own life. “No one had ever survived the camps and he had no idea what he was up against but he was determined to get his men back even if that meant certain and instant death.” Here it shows that he had put away his personal gain and became a hero. Another quote “The difficulty in life is the choice” by George Moore. This quote relates to this story because Jack had to make a difficult choice, he could have saved himself and be known as a coward or wrest his life to save his men and be known as a hero.
This view is challenged and reinforced throughout the film Flags of our Fathers, in regards to the character’s Mike, Ira Hays and Rene Gagnon. Gagnon is more of a passive observer on the battlefield and would rather be parading around the cities giving victory speeches. Gagnon challenges the popular view of a soldier as he values his appearance and is unwilling to sacrifice his own life for his comrades, for example he only chose the marines because of their uniform. Ira Hays reinforces and challanges the dominant view of a soldier, as he was a courageous and brave soldier who would sacrifice his own life for his country and mates. But also is emotional off the battlefield when he returns to America therefore he challenges the typical view of a solder.