Love drives the main characters in both movies to accomplish their goal, which is to exact their revenge on those who have wronged them. Revenge is the main downfall of both Maximus and Wallace. Even though their thirst for revenge is satisfied, they both meet their death as a result. Maximus is able to directly settle his score with the antagonist Claudius by killing him at the cost of his own life, while Wallace was only able to defeat some of his enemies. However, Wallace’s death caused a movement for freedom among his people, which eventually resulted in the English being forcefully driven from the country of Scotland, thus ultimately completely Wallace’s goal.
The gladiators did not want to be defeated so they killed the defenders and the crowd enjoyed the twist. Commodus demanded the identity of the best fighter. Maximus removes his mask and Commodus is shocked to see that he is still alive. Commodus is unable to kill him because the crowd loves him. Commodus decides to force him to fight the Tigris
As a result of this, Pelius kills numerous amounts of his young male relatives in order to prevent what the oracle said from being reality. Luckily, Aison, the father of Jason is able to save Jason’s life, and in order to do so he sends him to Chiron the Centaur to be raised. Like Jason, Herakles has a similar childhood. Hera Zeus’ wife is extremely angry that Zeus had an affair with Alcmene. Herakles was the product of his affair infuriating Hera even more.
The Iliad is also another great epic story about a hero that fought his people. Achillies was great warrior that fought for his people but, more for himself. Achillies got word that his best friend was killed. That day Achillies didn’t go to fight. He felt terrible about it.
He twisted in pain, and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke, The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted new glory.”(“Beowulf” 54, ll.370-379). Grendel was dead and Beowulf was the victor, Beowulf continued his importance as an epic hero. Now that Beowulf had killed Grendel, Grendel's mother was out to go and kill Beowulf. Beowulf did not like that and he went to go hunt and kill Grendel's mother so he would not be killed. “He drew it from its scabbard, broke the chain on its hilt, and then, savage, now angry and desperate, lifted it high over his head and struck with all the strength he had left, caught her in the neck and cut it through, broke bones and all.
Reminding that Ahmed wasn’t trained to be a warrior but fits the ideal warrior best. In Beowulf, originally an oral story transferred to a epic, he demonstrates the character of the Anglos hero throughout. One of the similar pieces between Beowulf and The 13th Warrior are the location of the first battle. Both groups in each epic are fighting an evil woman underground. Buliwyf, a character and leader in 13th Warrior, fights off the tribe mother and kills her even though he is poisoned and dying.
Comparing Odysseus and Telemachos in Homer’s Odyssey Both Odysseus and Telemachos are tangled in several battles throughout the Odyssey. They have to overcome very similar sufferings. Though the relationship between them is father-son, but morally they are very different. In Homer’s Odyssey we see the difference of their characters. At one side the epic hero, Odysseus is the toughest man of the world.
Victor then allows a young innocent girl, Justine, to die for this crime. Victor then feels guilty for the monster he created who caused the death of two people. Victor then goes on a vacation in order to try a cope with his guilt. While there he runs into his creature, who admits that he killed his brother. He did this in order to hurt Victor the way that he hurt him by abandoning him.
"(Beowulf line 464-466) Beowulf’s unusual and courageous method of killing Grendel demonstrates his bravery and physical strength. Before, Unferth had taunted Beowulf about his foolish bravery, but when he and all the rest of the Geats saw that Beowulf’s strength and power were worth boasting about, they were humbled. To prove Beowulf was powerful, he hung Grendel’s arm, claw, and
No women while I live shall govern me.” Antigone was a very strong young woman, so Creon was especially too proud to give in to her. In order to deal with this, he sentences her to a horrible death. Creon’s hubris and his stubbornness will eventually lead to his downfall. In order to convince Creon to see how punishing Antigone out of pride is wrong, a blind prophet named Teiresias said, “All men make mistakes; A good man yields when he knows he is wrong and repairs his evil. The only crime is pride.” Creon is killing her because he feels it will improve his image to his people so they will be fearful and obey his laws.