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.
Through even the hardest times of war, he never lost sight of the freedom he was chasing for himself and every American citizen. With his brave spirit and courageous skill on and of the battlefield, he led America to one of the most important victories in our history. When General Braddock asked George to accept his commission as Commander of the Continental Army, there was no hesitation. Washington was chosen for his talents in land surveying, which gave them an advantage over the British, and his brilliant skill as a unifying leader. He always had an uplifting attitude toward with his soldiers so they would not get discouraged in this long fight for freedom.
He always had a special charm, which resulted in him climbing the “military ladder” so quickly, so to speak. He was also a very manipulative person, but not in the horrendous way. He was able to use his persuasive abilities to gain trust and support of the citizens of France and the military. Out of all the positive traits that made Napoleon successful, I truly believe that it was his overall intelligence that provided him such great accomplishments. He always loved to read, especially through his teen years, which
Brian Haynes J. Maynard Formal Response 1 October 1, 2011 Heroism A hero is “a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability, an illustrious warrior, admired for his achievements and noble qualities, and one that shows great courage” (Webster Dictionary). In the stories “Beowulf” and “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” (authors unknown), the main characters Beowulf and Sir Gawain demonstrate many of the above-listed traits and could be identified as heroes of their day. Beowulf is the type of hero who is not afraid of anything, is very strong in battle, is very courageous and protects the Danish people. Beowulf’s heroism is driven by what the Danish people think of him. Sir Gawain is a hero
But he was regarded as a great English hero.” (Source 20). He was also a great fighter and soldier as said in source 21 “(Richard) No man could escape his sword.” . He was very brave and his people loved him. A proof of this is in source 22 “This King of England was courageous, energetic and daring in combat.” . He led the third crusade and decided not to attack.
The Germanic Heroic Code is seen throughout the literature of the Middle Ages. The code celebrated a good reputation in all people. Readers would be expected to follow by the example of characters who lived a life worthy of the code. The code values strength, courage, and loyalty in warriors; and these in addition to hospitality and generosity in leaders. In The Dream of the Rood, both Christ and the tree are seen as brave warriors who confront and defeat his opponent, and someone who embodies honor, courage, and the traits of the Germanic Heroic Code that were so highly valued in medieval culture.
Noel Mendez Mendez 1 Mrs. Hinton English 3Period 2 August 31, 2012 Epic Hero Beowulf achieved many quest of tremendous value to himself and society. In the Epic From Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Beowulf did something that many people aren’t capable of doing. Beowulf proves to be a man of courage, leadership, and power and he can fit the image of an Epic hero in many ways. Beowulf was considered courageous during his lifetime because of everything he accomplished. Beowulf shows bravery in line 158 “… Death was errand.” He states that he will fight to his death.
The knight thinks one should only do what is right, and what will gain him honor and reputation. This character also believes in freedom and generosity towards all, and displays this ideal repeatedly throughout the novel. And lastly, the knight also strongly feels that any proper person should display courtesy and elegance at all times. Another aspect of this character's life which makes him seem too prestigious to be truthful is his impressive military career. He fought in the
At the beginning of the Shakespearean play, in Act 1, Macbeth [c. 1014-August 15, 1057] seemed to have a brave, noble, organized, practical, respectful, results-oriented character. He was hardworking in his praiseworthy defense of his king and his country. He took his job seriously, and did what he had to do to get his work done the best way possible and on time. For example, he didn't let seemingly insurmountable odds stop him in the opening battles against invading Norwegians and rebellious Scotsmen. He just threw himself in the bloodiest middle of the fray, and hacked his way out.
He worked hard to gain his reputation, so he could be regarded as equal to the white people that surround him. For example Othello is a general in the armies of Venice, his victories at war have gained him a status as a hero among the people that surround him he is highly respected because of the battles he has fought. He is unable to believe his good fortune that Desdemona would fall in love with him, and that helps Iago make him believe that