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.
Hobbits have no beards unlike dwarves." (Pg 2) "They are little people about half a humans size, and smaller than dwarves." (Pg 3) Bilbo is chosen to be the burgaler for a band of 14 people trying to regain their treasure. The band consists of 12 dwarves, a wizard named Gandalf, and the Hobbit. The twelve dwarves names are Dwalin, Balin, Fili, Kili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur,Bombur, and most important, the dwarves leader, Thorin.
He is large, he’s obviously a dragon, he’s stubborn, selfish, mean, greedy, and is not willing to give up the treasure he stole. He also is very shallow minded. So, I would say if just a few words that Smaug is selfish, greedy, and stubborn, and not under any circumstances is he going to give up the treasure and he can be characterized by the words static and
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
John Proctor's fatal flaw was his great amount of pride, and that slowly tied a series of unfortunate events which eventually made John Proctor succumb to his death. Unfortunately, Proctor dies for a crime he did not commit. Another necessary part of the tragic hero is that he or she has a complete reversal of fortune brought by the hero's own flaw. Proctor's life completely turned upside down when Abigail accused his loved ones who then were sent to jail, or executed. At the end of every tragic play, the audience must feel pity or remorse for the deceased hero.
Yet the reality of it is that this man is a king of great power whom they will soon bow down to. Another example of how characters can be perceived throughout the novel is shown throughout the journey of the main protagonist, he was also perceived by his appearance as a small, witless, futile and incapable to carry the great burden before him. Yet as the novel heads towards its crucial climax, he completes the task that many people perceive as impossible for him and rose to be the only one capable of such a task. Another Internal representation of perception is a main character who is perceived as a vile and psycho creature. It is later on shown that the story of this creature is a sad one and he is not at all what he is perceived to be.
I think Henry VIII does deserve his image as ‘Horrible Henry’ as he did many bad things throughout his life. Examples of these are, for a first, an obvious one; he killed two of his wives, for very vague and simple reasons. One and main reason that Henry deserves to be remembered badly, is because he treated his wives unreasonably. Anne gave him a daughter (not a son which was what he wanted desperately, for an heir to take on the throne after Henry) and she apparently
“The Natural” at Writing In the 1800’s people in Europe believed that there could be no American Authors that rivaled their maestros in writing. They believed there could be no American Shakespeare equivalent, but American writers of the 1800’s, 1900’s and writers of today continue to prove these elitists wrong. From Mark Twain to Emily Dickens we have had authors of all walks of life become successful in writing. One of these great writers is Bernard Malamud. Considered a master of the short story, writing 54 of them, he wrote slowly but was successful in his writing endeavors.
This shows Macbeth ambition gave him the desire to maintain his power by any means necessary if even that meant killing a loyal friend , which he did in getting Banquo killed. Macbeth vaulting ambition also has a strain on his relationship with his wife. Lady Macbeth is no longer the more ambitious person in the play. Macbeth ambition has now led to him making decesions on his own , no longer consulting Lady Macbeth. Meanwhile Lady Macbeth nows feel neglected by Macbeth causing her to suffer from depression.
Thorin Oakenshield - A dwarf who leads his fellow dwarves on a trip to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim their treasure from Smaug. Smaug’s bounty is Thorin’s inheritance, as it belonged to Thror, Thorin’s grandfather, the great King under the Mountain. Thorin is a proud, purposeful, and sturdy warrior, if a bit stubborn at times. As the novel progresses, his inability to formulate successful plans, his greed, and his reliance on Bilbo to save him at every turn make Thorin a somewhat unappealing figure, but he is partly redeemed by the remorse he shows before he dies. Gollum - A strange, small, slimy creature who lives deep in the caves of Moria beneath the Misty Mountains.