Beowulf is defined as a hero by his bravery to set out and defeat a monster that has been invincible to Hrothgar’s men. He was well respected because his confidence was evident as he trusted his destiny to fate. Fate is a reoccurring theme in heroism; it is a supernatural aspect that allows a hero to conquer a quest fearlessly. Beowulf fought Grendel without weapons and was sure his strength, experience, and belief in fate would allow him to triumph over the antagonist that terrorized Herot Hall. His dependence on fate benefitted him as he defeated both Grendel and Grendel’s mother.
Shakespeare's play Othello and Good Will Hunting directed by Gus Van Sant are two such texts, exploring the human condition through the archetypal idea. In Othello, we see a black man driven to mad jealousy, and the demise of his world as a result. In Van Sant's film Good Will Hunting, we explore an intelligent man struggling with issues of his own. In both texts, the complexities of love and trust, and segregation are explored through the outsider archetype. Shakespeare's England was not a very accepting society when it came to foreigners.
The author also puts a lot of emphasis on Napoleon’s mistakes or “blunders.” He had many victories because he never stopped attacking his enemies by using the ignorance of his enemy’s commanders. Napoleon Bonaparte was a hard-working man who never allowed himself or his subordinates to sleep on a campaign. He was very demanding of his officers and a
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.
Montresor is a dangerous and evil person in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe. In this short story, Montresor is sensitive, trickey, and evil. Montresor is sensitive because he is going to kill Fortunato because he insulted him. In the story, Poe also shows us through the indirect characterization methods of Montresor’s own actions, words, and looks. When Montresor is ready to go to the catacomb with Fortunato, he puts “on a mask of black silk” and wraps himself up in “a roquelaire.” He wears the mask and the roquelaire because it hides his identity.
As a matter of fact, Othello is race because of his skin, lips, and secret marriage. Othello’s skin is being criticized. In this situation, Iago invents a new reason to hate Othello. Iago thinks about Othello’s skin. Since Othello is a Moor, his skin is dark.
Brabantio, furious by the intentions of marriage of his daughter to “the Moor” believes that Othello used drugs and witchcraft to steal his daughter from him “O thou foul thief! Where hast thou stowed my daughter… though hast enchanted her” (1ii62-64) this overstatement shows the sudden disregard of Othello’s previous power in the community as an army general and the immediate hatred he receives as a result of the colour of his skin. Iago once again plans to ruin Othello as he suspects his wife has been unfaithful with Othello, and goes out to destroy his marriage, just adding to Iago’s anger causing him to
Shakespeare portrays Othello as the classic hero, prior to Othello’s downfall. Othello is a man of honesty, integrity, of friendship and virtue- he is a man so well established both physically and mentally, that everyone looks up to him. His service towards the state of Venice, as a black army general, ranks him high within the Venetian society and therefore people saw him as a hero. Othello’s solid character is also, one of the reasons why Desdemona falls for him. Othello’s stories, his values and his composed demeanour won Desdemona’s
Wiglaf knows of the many triumphs Beowulf endeavors, and sees it as an encouragement. If Beowulf was able to defeat, why couldn't Wiglaf. Wiglaf is extremely brave to continue the fight Beowulf had started and kill the dragon as his loyalty shines through. Beowulf and Wiglaf are genuinely loyal characters in the epic poem. The two inferior men endeavored many hardships throughout because of their loyalty to others.
Beowulf shows his fellow supporters that he is capable of being a strong and powerful leader. Beowulf is a strong and responsible leader. He is a great leader because he maintains his loyalty to Hrothgar and his kingdom, which in return pays off as he is then crowned king. Another instance is when he brings his men with him from the land of the Geats, which shows he has had experience and is more than capable to manage and direct others in the direction. Lastly, when he and his men ambush the dragon Beowulf fights until his dying breath.