As the dwarf army retreated after seeing the king die, Thorin stayed and fought cutting off the hand of the orc. This showed leadership by stepping up in the time of battle with no king. In the article it stated that Leaders have to deal with searching for new fitting identities. We do not expect leadership from only leaders. Followers can also show leadership.
As the Green Knight comes to King Arthur’s court, he causes a scene, which then invites everyone to "give a blow and take a blow". Even though this trial appears easy, it still puts Gawain in a conflict and makes him fear his life with the Green Knight. After this, the Green Knight still is not the main enemy whom the hero must overcome in this story. Throughout his quest, Gawain is still challenged against this stereotype and does not always win, as he must face temptation and the qualities that do not live up to a typical hero’s standards. For Shrek, he fights just like a hero would when he approaches the castle with the fire breathing dragon.
Although Hrothgar told his men to stick by Beowulf, they instead ran and hid. “Suddenly/the sounds changed, the Danes started/in new terror, cowering in their beds as the terrible/screams of the Almighty’s enemy sang/in the darkness…” (Raffel 305-309). Hrothgar’s men did not show family unity towards Beowulf, even though his only reason for being there was to save their lives. Unlike Hrothgar’s men, the warriors that Beowulf brought along with him did not hesitate to get up and help Beowulf. The warriors that were with Beowulf, showed family unity by putting their lives aside when they thought their princes life was in danger.
Odysseus was more thoughtful than others. Instead of killing the giant, he led his crew in ramming a tree trunk into Polyphemus’ eye. “Now Cyclops, wheezing as the pain came on him,/ fumbled to wrench away the great doorstone and squatted in the breach with arms thrown wide/ for any silly beast or man who bolted---/ hoping somehow I might be such a fool.” When Odysseus’ crew saw that Cyclops was chewing their companions, they trembled. They, short shortsighted people, only knew how to prevent not being eaten by the Cyclops. They forgot that
Thorin Oakenshield - A dwarf who leads his fellow dwarves on a trip to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim their treasure from Smaug. Smaug’s bounty is Thorin’s inheritance, as it belonged to Thror, Thorin’s grandfather, the great King under the Mountain. Thorin is a proud, purposeful, and sturdy warrior, if a bit stubborn at times. As the novel progresses, his inability to formulate successful plans, his greed, and his reliance on Bilbo to save him at every turn make Thorin a somewhat unappealing figure, but he is partly redeemed by the remorse he shows before he dies. Gollum - A strange, small, slimy creature who lives deep in the caves of Moria beneath the Misty Mountains.
Harry and Ron aren't getting along with Hermione, but make up when they rescue her from a troll that's terrorizing the school. Though they get in trouble to taking on the troll alone, they also show their bravery. Now the three are inseparable. As the first Quidditch match approaches, the three friends suspect Snape of wanting the package from Gringotts. During the game, Harry's broom acts weird and seems to be hexed.
(Describe a character) Task 6 In The Hobbit, Smaug is a dragon who plays a big part in this story. He is a selfish dragon who stole precious riches from the dwarves, and the dwarves feel the need to take back their treasure, and get revenge. Smaug would be very stubborn in this case because if the dwarves are coming to get revenge, then Smaug should just give up the treasure he stole, because there is a chance that he could get killed or slayed because he does not realize how smart they are. He is so greedy and puffed up about himself that he does not even realize this. He just thinks that just because he is bigger and stronger than them, then there is absolutely no chance of him losing.
A reformed “Big Bad Wolf” becomes his greatest (and also reluctant) ally and confidant. It’s not long before his work as a policeman leads Nick to the criminals he once thought were only found in fairy tales. REVIEW: If the word Grimm sounds familiar, then you probably are recollecting the German term used to describe a collective mix of fairy tales from the 1800′s. The tales (that were announced as being intended for children) were criticized in early years as being unsuitable in respect to having appropriate subject matter. Then again, those were different times compared to our now more liberal approach to content.
The majority of differences between Middle Earth and today's world are found in objects and the actions of characters that can not be carried out or created in our world. The most abundant example of this in The Hobbit is the presence of magic. Gandalf, the wizard, is able to help the adventurers out of a number of dangerous situations by using his magical powers to harm their enemies. He set Wargs afire while he was trapped in a tree and created a bolt of lightening to kill many of the Goblins who had surrounded the group in a cave. The magical ring, which was a key to helping the group succeed in the book, allowed he who was wearing it to become invisible to others.