A Selfish Hero Many people recognize Beowulf as the hero of Anglo-Saxon times. Judging by his amazing resume of feats and strengths, this is not hard to believe. However, the epic, Beowulf, illustrates the great length the character had to go through to succeed. Beowulf did anything in his power to prevail, leading him to become selfish. A closer analysis of Beowulf's speech, thoughts, and actions will prove this thesis to be true.
Although he was quite young to be part of the greaser’s gang, Ponyboy Curtis showed many people that he could have been one of the greatest hero’s in the novel. Ponyboy is one of the few people in the story who respected others as well as Socs and did not enjoy fighting. Throughout the story, Ponyboy ponders the question, ‘why people in both the Greaser’s and Soc’s gang enjoyed fighting’. The answers he received which were, “It’s fun” or “It’s for pride” or even “because we hate the Socs”. Ponyboy thought this was just an act of self-defence.
Hursh Patel IH851 09/30/2013 The Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh, the powerful two thirds God king of Uruk was considered to be a great king in the beginning of this epic. Even though Gilgamesh’s people often complained about him. This womanizing infamous man, lived however he felt deemed. Treated and talked to Gods and Goddesses how he wanted. Yet close to the end of Table XI, Gilgamesh seems to feel emotions one wouldn’t believe he was capable of.
The word hero is defined as ‘a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength’. Many men and women both young and old throughout World War One could have been and were considered heroes. R.C Sheriff and Pat Barker, both literary genius’ of their time, used their written word to portray this, they followed the cult of the time and wrote plays and prose to glorify soldiers and proclaim them heroes but with underlying storylines of how the war changed them, and exposed their audiences to the truth of war and it’s ‘hero’. Stanhope, being the key protagonist in ‘Journey’s End’ is a corrupted or flawed hero who we assume wants nothing more than to be a conventional war hero. A young captain, he came out straight from his public school to experience three unbroken years of active service, one of which as a Commander.
Salvatore Giunta similar to an epic hero. The qualities of ancient Greek heroes do align with modern day heroes. Both modern day heroes and epic heroes are able to be brave when they need to be. Odysseus, an epic hero, was a brave warrior who risked his life for his men when they needed him. Sgt.
Modern Day Tragic Hero Compared To Not So Modern Day Tragic Hero: Macbeth and Jim Morrison Great potential, great character, leadership, the ability to bring about change, and most importantly a death that affected countless numbers of lives. These are the traits of a tragic hero. Both Macbeth and Jim Morrison share these qualities. Both were great leaders in there own respects, both had great potential and great character, and both there deaths were true tragedies. It is true that the circumstances of there lives and deaths are drastically different but I believe both are tragic heroes in there own respects.
With every legend, there is always is theory, did shakespeare really write all of his work? There has been many people to argue that he didn't, and with strong evidence to back their argument. People believe that Edward de Vere wrote all of shakespeare's work, and that shakespeare stole from Edward de Vere. Edward de Vere had a very high education, he had connections to queen elizabethan and his background, he had a background in literature, and how his personal life connects to many
David Mazahreh English 110 Professor Bliss The Hero and the Villain The history of mankind was never short of wars and battles. During that chaos, many controversial characters were widely known by posterity. Those controversial characters were thought to be heroes because they won many battles as leaders with daringness, or they saved many people’s lives. They were also thought to be villains because they did many inhuman slaughters. A true historical bio has never been accomplished.
Marico Andrews 11/20/11 Research Paper Dr. Phillips Shakespeare’s use of Karma in The Tempest “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them,” the great William Shakespeare once said. Known as the Bard, William Shakespeare was and still is today one of the greatest English writers ever. He was a poet and a playwright whose works are enjoyed all across the world. The quote above by Shakespeare in a way describes his work The Tempest; this work is said to be his last work he wrote alone. Greatness tends to come with power and this tale is all about power.
Folk Hero in America? The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story of great proportions; it is great in all aspects of literature. The story is the driving force behind Gilgamesh and it can captivate anyone who reads it. Tragedy is the ultimate fate and because Gilgamesh goes through his trials and tribulations but meets death in the end. This would make him a tragic hero, and many stories written in this time period revolved around this same theme.