Loyalty Through the noble deeds performed in Anglo-Saxon originated epic, the ideal of loyalty is portrayed through the main character, Beowulf. Since he is the ideal thane, the failure of other knights to be as extraordinary as Beowulf makes him seem even more faithful and noble. Beowulf was loyal to all of his kin, kingdom, king, country, and his subjects. With this and courage he was a model thane, as well as king, for he was portrayed through the epic as the perfect warrior, and the most idealistic knight of his time. As described in the story, Beowulf is fiercely loyal; he has allegiance with all that are not enemies.
The third trait is that he must be basically noble in nature. This can be applied to Ethan because of the noble qualities that he shows throughout the novel. He always acts gentlemanly towards Mattie, and is quite kind to the author of the novel despite his bitterness. Unfortunately, despite his mostly noble nature, Ethan does have a tragic flaw that ultimately leads to his demise: naivety. Ethan gets so caught up in his romance with Mattie that he makes a very poor decision.
Cassio is convinced of Iago’s love for him – Iago acts genuinely concerned with his situation. When Iago proposes a solution to Cassio’s seemingly hopless situation, Cassio is grateful and therefore rewards Iago with all his trust and respect. “I never knew a Florentine more kind and honest,” (Shakespeare, 113), Cassio exclaims after Iago exits. Iago has thus, without any severely complex machinations, ensured Cassio as a token in his plot against Othello. Of course, for Iago, getting Othello to love and trust him is not difficult – he is already a respected soldier in the army and Othello’s ancient.
Gawain’s true loyalty to the codes of chivalry is put to the test and the true knight is revealed. Because of human nature, Gawain breaks several of the codes in order to benefit himself. Gawain appears to be an ideal knight in many ways. Gawain fits the perfect description for the ideal knight. He is big, strong and the kings first knight.
Julius Caesar dismissed the multiple warnings to beware the Ides of March. Consequently, a group of conspirators sent daggers through the body of the ancient Roman leader. All these conspirators conspired and executed their plan due to selfish and jealous motives, excluding the play’s tragic hero. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus fulfills the role of the tragic hero because he possesses qualities of a good person, and he has a sense of commitment. Through words and actions William Shakespeare paints the picture that Brutus is a virtuous individual who believes in and stands by certain moral traits.
Another heroic trait of Beowulf is loyalty. For instance, the lines 165-166 clearly demonstrate the attribute of loyalty when Beowulf says, “That I, alone and with the help of my men may purge all evil from this hall.” This illustrates loyalty because not only does Beowulf use his hands to defeat Grendel, but he keeps his word strong to the king. This creates a bond of loyalty between them. Furthermore, the aspect of bravery is again revealed on lines 191-192 when Hrothgar says, “Beowulf, you’ve come to us in friendship, and because of the reception your father found at our court.” Loyalty is portrayed here
According to the poem, a great leader is one who thinks rationally, keeps his country at peace, takes care of his people, believes in God, has Divine kingship, and has good morals. This great leader is exemplified by none other than our epic protagonist and namesake of the poem: Beowulf himself. Beowulf is granted kingship of Geatland as a reward for defeating Grendel and his mother in two separate battles. Grendel was an evil demon who was terrorizing
He was a selfless epic hero who defended the things he believed in with everything he had. Beowulf is seen as an epic-hero by the Anglo-Saxon culture because of these characteristics. He was admired for his selfless leadership, leadership, and his physical strength. Throughout the tale he shows his characteristics without falter and because of this he is a true
Outline the Nature of the Tragic Hero in Act One of Othello In the play 'Othello', the writer – William Shakespeare – uses many techniques in order to outline the nature of the tragic hero to the audience. As a result of the hero's absence in the first scene, the initial presentation of the tragic hero is one based around the villain's bitter discontent and disdain. Othello's negative portrayal to the audience leads them to believe that he is an evil, cunning, immoral thief. Shakespeare achieves this effect through Iago's use of racist, dehumanising language: “an old black ram is tupping your white ewe”. Throughout the first scene, Iago and Roderigo also never refer to Othello by name, however, the audience quickly learn that both characters hate 'the moor', as this – amongst other derogatory terms, including 'thick-lips' – is the only title given to him.
In dark, dreary times it was Miranda, who kept Prospero going, she did “Preserve” him. These words show that Miranda really was of the highest importance to Prospero, the flame of his fire. Miranda appears to be an essential component of Prospero’s life. This dedication and love are brilliant qualities that a good father should have. Conversely, Prospero treats Caliban appallingly, freely insulting him and not realizing Caliban has emotions.