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.
In stories, the protagonist is always the interesting one who saves people. In “The Odyssey” by Homer the hero, Odysseus, makes this story very interesting to read. Odysseus has remarkable qualities that show the reader at the beginning of the story that he is the protagonist through analyzing his personality. Odysseus is a strong, courageous leader and his intelligence always gets him closer and closer to his goal. Odysseus’s strong leadership play’s a huge role in the issues that face him on his journey home to Ithaca.
Throughout the movie, Phil helped Hercules on his journey to becoming a true hero and finding his place. After an intense period of training, Phil managed to transform Hercules from a scrawny boy to a strong man. They then set out for the city of Thebes, where there were many catastrophes and problems. Hercules hoped that if he could prevent some of these disasters and help the people of Thebes, he would then be considered a true hero. In Thebes, the Threshold, Hercules tried to convince the people that he is a hero, but no one believed him.
We take from this passage that Telemachus is almost ready to be king but patiently and properly acquiesces to his father's judgment. Only Odysseus can string the bow on his first attempt, and he does so with ease, showing that he is the proper mate for Penelope and the only man ready to be king of Ithaca. The Sea The sea itself is a recurring symbol throughout the epic. It is, in effect, the sea of life. It represents a great man's journey through life with all its victories and heartbreaks.
His maturation was confronting the suitors, setting sail, and his physical appearance of being like his father. He had courage and bravery throughout his journey of finding his father Odysseus that he continued without looking back. That’s how I saw the maturation of Telemachus becoming a man in the
This epic poem illustrates the journey and hardship of one Anglo-Saxon warrior named Beowulf, who because of his journey became known as one of the respected heroes of the Anglo-Saxon times. Throughout his journey, Beowulf stumbled upon endless battles with ferocious monster trying to terrorize his king and kingdom. Beowulf was one to never give up on anything or anyone no matter the circumstances. Beowulf is an authentic hero according to the code of Anglo-Saxon times because he is courageous, loyal, and determined.
Amelia Vanden Berghe Honors English December 16, 2009 Odysseus is considered an epic hero in the poem The Odyssey because he exerts the same characteristics as an epic hero. He has to overcome seemingly impossible challenges, he displays great resourcefulness, but most importantly despite the dangerous obstacles he faces he never loses courage and he uses his bravery and knowledge to get him home, where he needs to be. In the beginning of the story he can’t seem to decide whether or not going home is the right choice. Many of the obstacles he faced seemed like the outcome wouldn’t come out in his favor but because he had faith and intelligence the outcomes weren’t as bad as expected. Odysseus suffers from three different
Every time in the story as he encounters the problem in the way the God helps him. It is hard to compare the qualities between the great hero and me; somehow I have qualities similar and different then him. Heroes are people who saved the people. The main character in the Homers epic poem, Odysseus possesses heroic qualities, such as bravery, wisdom, a strategic thinking, courageous, strength, cleaver, extravagant curiosity, and honorable. As in the story when he escapes from Cyclops cave he showed that he was brave and a great strategist when he poked Cyclops eye with pike of olive, he decided not to kill him because if he killed Cyclops, he would not be able to get out of the cave.
The captain place is confidant in their ideas to make a sail out of his jacket that allow them sail. The correspondent and Oilier shows brotherhood by working together after the build the sail and only had one oar. Near the end of the story the captain exhibits so true brotherhood. The captain, though injured, remains clear-headed and makes the decisions, which the others unquestioningly obey. However, the captain and the other crew members were struggling to swim to shore, but the captain unselfishly told the local man to help the drowning correspondent “but the captain waved him away, and sent him to the correspondent.:.
The True Greek Epic Hero Homers’ epic poem The Odyssey displays the valiant endeavors of the true definition of a Greek epic hero, Odysseus. We see Odysseus get through many challenging tasks, all while dealing with the emotional torment of loneliness, as he has not seen his wife nor his son in over 20 years. Odysseus, a war hero, victor of the Trojan War, has already fulfilled his duties as a warrior. But it seems as if that was just a simple warm-up compared to the epic battle of just making it back to his lovely wife, Penelope, and his maturing son, Telemachus. Odysseus fits the definition of a Greek epic hero perfectly, and must continue to use his valor as he pushes through his journey.