Julius Ceasar had many talents that helped him as a great leader. He had the talents of writing, political speaking and was a great soldier and general. During his years, by winning his people over by helping them, speaking to them and fighting for his people. His goal was to be the absolute ruler, person who has total power. After he accomplished his goal, he went on to grant Romans citizenships to many people, he expanded the senate, adding friends and supporters from other regions and creating a job for the poor and giving them unowned land.
He is selfless and cares for his people, which pays off for him and earns him rule over everything and everyone, but also establishes him as the “main” god for an entire civilization. On the other hand, Gilgamesh is only a king who already abuses his power and is not well-received by his people. His accomplishments, such as seeking out to kill Humbaba, are motivated by his desire to become eternally famous. “Should I fall, I will have established my fame” (P.83, 90). This shows that his desire for fame is so strong that he would put his own life and the life of his best friend on the line to achieve it.
Have people ever lost faith in you while you still believed you could complete the task? In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf is the greatest warrior in all the lands and is sent over to free the King from the demon, Grendel. In the song “Wordplay”, by Jason Mraz, he writes about how the critics and record label do not believe he can repeat his first album’s success. The situations of the epic Beowulf and the modern song “Wordplay” have many similarities and differences, despite the contrasting reasons of writing each. Jason Mraz’s first album topped the billboards and sold out everywhere.
Abraham the father of the nation of Israel has lived such a different live than Odysseus the emblem of heroism but even though throughout Abrahams live he proves over and over again that he is also worthy of being called an Epic Hero. Every great hero is well known for his military tactics. Tactics that not just save people’s live but are genius in idea. Odysseus shows his brilliance when he saves his men from Cyclops or when he comes up with the idea of the Trojan Horse . Abraham had to save his nephew Lot, Genesis describes Abraham as “wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold”, the Bible says that he had donkeys and camel.
Odysseus has an intelligent mind and an exceptional amount of bravery. Odysseus brain was a part of what got him through the Trojan War and the epic Odyssey Trip. Odysseus seems to have it all together but he has one characteristic that holds him back, his pride. His pride caused him upset one of the Gods Poseidon. Odysseus boasted about how he won the Trojan War all by himself, without any help from the gods.
Julius Caesar was one of the most influential and memorable leaders in all of recorded history; he may have been the greatest man of all time. Caesars self-promotion style enabled him to have a swift rise to power; Caesar didn’t always follow the rules, and there's no denying that he left a trail of enemies in his past, but his rise to power was spectacular at that. Unlike many Roman Leaders, Caesar proved to his people that he was the best that could have been; fighting in the front lines with his army showed that he was confident as well as a great tactician. His urge for such a quick rise to power brings forth the question of whether his intentions were all for the good of Rome. It was no coincidence that Caesar ended up with the power and position, with him planning and constructing his future using his nature of a tactician for creating a tactical pathway.
Wall 1 Instructor: Brigita Sheffield Subject: ENG 220CL: On the Proverbial Road The Epic of Gilgamesh and Enkidu The epic of Gilgamesh has been around for thousands of years. Gilgamesh is half man and half beast, yet he look to find immortality because he don’t want to accept one day he would die. He has gone through many trials and tribulations and each time showed he had great physical strength. Gilgamesh with his strength shows he has an emotional side and is unstable an immature. He is very knowledgeable of all things, and when he was created by the God’s they gave him courage and beauty.
Akhenaton forced and punished the priests to shutdown their temples and follow his new religion, some scholar and historian suggested for that reason being the son of Akhenaton caused him enemies looking for revenge beside he was a little boy when he was crowned. So, revenge was the motive. Other motive was the throne, it was said he was killed by AY, Ay knew that by killing King Tutankhamen he would inherit the throne and become pharaoh, after the death of Tutankhamen Ay was given the throne. To support this theory recent discovery showed a crack in the skull, possibly the king was murdered. An advocate of this theory is a well known Egyptologist, Bob Brier from Long Island University.
Saul was God’s chosen servant to lead Israel as His representative over God’s people. After a flashy beginning to his career, this man who is highly esteemed among Israel soon finds himself on his own path of destruction. He had forsaken God and fallen into an egotistical pitfall that eventually led to his death at the hand of his own sword. The squandered talents and wasted opportunities of Saul is a glaring example to others to avoid unnecessary mistakes and pitfalls of our own. David, on the other hand, is triumphed as the greatest king Israel has ever had.
Textual Analysis: Beowulf Attacks the Dragon “I risked my life often when I was young. Now I am old, but as king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning, if the evil one will only abandon his earth-fort and face me in the open.” Beowulf was a great king and an even better man. He led when no other could, and he fought when no other would. He had displayed an unmatchable courage as he fought and defeated Grendel as well as Grendel’s mother. Along with these defeats as well as being king for now fifty years, there was not much more notoriety and respect that Beowulf could gain.