Macbeth is a courageous Scottish general who is not naturally inclined to commit evil deeds, yet he deeply desires power and advancement. Chris Wilton is a professional tennis player, who becomes an instructor. Chris is incapable of resisting his passion for another poor social-climber, Nola. Both men risk a lot they have accomplished by uncontrollably chasing their ambition. Macbeth was seen as a brave and noble man by all of his peers, and even King Duncan himself.
In Beowulf, the hero is referred to as "prince of the Geats" and "master-friend." This is not without reason: in the times of the epic, if you had the power, the spoils were yours. Therefore, those who wanted to be a skilled warrior had to demonstrate a leader's qualities as well as expertise in combat. As for the knights, they had their appointed ruler (King Arthur), and none thought of challenging him. Neither did any of the knights classify himself as a general; all of their feats were done single-handedly.
This way of thought is the sole cause of Leper’s inability to conform, which in turn jeopardises his stability when entering an environment where each and every action he takes is an order given by a higher power. Assuming war to be effortless, Leper decides to spontaneously enlist. He reasons that eventually the war is going to come for him, so instead he joins by his own will. “The ski movie had
He has accomplished what no one could ever do! Beowulf is not a typical hero, but rather a more mundane hero, who’s only power is strength, and is bound by mortality. Honor is a quality not easily achieved. Beowulf, however, has easily acquired this trait, as he is respected for his great defeats all over the lands described in the
He was considered a “larger than life” hero and the writer of the story did a great job portraying the good characteristics of Beowulf and how he was able to conquer all. He came from a large community or group where he wanted to protect all. Without this, there would be no good meaning to this story because he was well trusted and the
During the Anglo-Saxon Period. Both warriors who fight evil and delivering good to all those around them. Beowulf, a man who fights evil and helps the helpless. Sir Gawain, a knight for King Arthur who holds its honor when facing the Green knight, keeping his promise. Both also commit sins (According to Chivalry) by not honoring women.
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.
The people of all nations considered him a great diplomatic leader. He shows his diplomacy as he “mean[s] to be a match for Grendel,/ settle the outcome in single combat” (29). In fighting Grendel, Beowulf shows his diplomacy in a very diplomatic deed for the better of his people. This battle will hopefully prove to the Geats how great Beowulf’s nation has become, and also that he will pay back the mere guild for Hygleac’s ancestor’s misdeeds. The Geat King Hrothgar tells Beowulf to, “Choose, dear Beowulf, the better part, /eternal rewards.
Gollum: The Masked Corrupt Puppet of Greed In the novel The Lord of the Rings the Two Towers written by J.R.R Tolkien, the character of Gollum is driven by personal desire and lacks the ego to evaluate the morality or impact of his actions. He wears masks in order to hide his authentically evil nature and to blind others to his greed. Only fear, stemming from self preservation has the power to control his actions. The lenses of Psycho-analyses and existentialism are clearly present throughout his role in the novel. During Tolkien’s story the creature who’s known as Gollum who was once a normal jolly hobbit like Frodo and Sam but he has been corrupted by personal desire of the One Ring, and is having self conflict with his ID and EGO if he should re capture his “precious” Ring or not.
The most moral of them all was clearly the knight from the General Prologue. He displayed everything and more of what was expected from a knight. Chivalry, fidelity, and generosity were just a few of the characteristics that the narrator described of the knight, but the one thing that stood out about this knight was about his true loyalty to his sovereign. Due to his loyalty he was extremely valued, “full worthy was he in his sovereign’s war,” (Chaucer, “General Prologue” 2). He displayed his worthiness on the field of battle by not only fighting courageously, but also in a consistent manner, sticking by his sovereign’s side no matter the circumstances.