Inigo is the likeable drunk and the entertaining sidekick who has been trained as a swordsman in order to avenge his father. Lastly, Fezzik is the brawny giant that was hired as the muscle of the kidnappers. He is not very smart, but he is entertaining in his use of rhyme and generally sweet nature. Wesley must defeat each of these men in order to save Buttercup. He will be faced with three epic battles: the battle of skill, with Inigo; the battle of strength, with Fezzik; and the battle of wit, with Vizzini.
He will persevere despite any fear he may have. By stating his willingness of death to protect the people, they realize how much hard work and boldness Beowulf is disposed to put forth. His view of the upcoming battle shall either result in his conquer or let death’s cold grip extract him. He will jeopardize his own life in order to be called the true meaning of hero. In conclusion, when the battle is over, all is done.
The Mesopotamians had a God that explained anything and everything in their culture. Gilgamesh was the story of a king trying to reach god status and live an eternal life. His adventures and battles captivated those of his time and catapulted his name to be known as a hero. The Mesopotamians viewed Gilgamesh as their folk hero because he was the epitome of what they all strived to achieve. His adventures are what they had heard all their lives and believed it all took place.
Through this he overcomes his fear and come out strong which makes writers consider him as a hero. He embarks on a journey to the forest with Enkidu where he, Gilgamesh was gripped with fear. Enkidu said to him, “Follow me for I know the place where Humbaba lives and the paths he walks…Here is no cause for fear” (p. 76). He kills Humbaba in the forest with the help of Enkidu. Although Enkidu suggests they do not kill Humbaba, his passion for glory for him pushes them to kill the creature.
Sydney loves a young woman named so much that he dies to prevent her from having to life without the man that she loves, Charles Darnay. He disguises himself as the man as he takes the death penalty which was meant for Charles. This shows that Sydney is self-sacrificing, which is a trait that a noble hero would have. In conclusion, Sydney Carton from the novel A Tale of Two Cities and Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series are selfless, and put others before them. Both give their lives to protect the people they care about.
His tragic flaw is evident throughout the novel thinking he can win them all. Beowulf defeats the evil monster Grendel and his mother with ease. However, when it is time to battle the dragon, his pride causes him to be defeated. Beowulf is portrayed as a classic epic hero and, like many other heroes of the time, has a tragic flaw that ultimately leads to his demise. Beowulf possesses many of the traits of an archetypal epic hero; he is strong, humble, and willing to fight to death if necessary.
II. Beowulf fights Grendel. Beowulf shows goodness and bravery volunteering to stand up to the Grendel that has been eating the people of Herot. "I have heard moreover that the monster scorns in his reckless way to use weapons; therefore, to heighten Hygelac's fame and gladden his heart, I hereby renounce sword and the shelter of the broad shield, the heavy war-board: hand-to-hand is how it will be, a life-and-death fight with the fiend." (433-440) It shows that Beowulf is fair because he fights Grendel with out any weapons.
From the moment he holds a grip of Grendel’s arm, the monster was terrified. Grendel was trying to swing Beowulf off his arm, hitting himself against the wall’s Herot. Beowulf kept making his grip stronger, to not let him escape. As Grendel twisted from pain, his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone splinted. Grendel ran as the second he was free, but that was the end of him bleeding to his death.
An epic hero is a brave and noble character from an epic poem. Beowulf is exactly that. Beowulf demonstrates most of those traits. Beowulf demonstrates an epic hero because he was charged with a quest, he had super strength, and traveled underwater to a supernatural world. These are just some of the values shared by the epic hero Beowulf.
Heroes throughout Time Kayla Olmstead When we’re little, we all hear stories about superheroes, brave men and women who save lives and made changes in the world around them. Their actions inspired us to want to be brave and strong just like they were. We called these people our heroes. Just because superheroes used powers to change the world, doesn’t mean that that’s the only reason why somebody could be a hero. A hero is somebody who has determination, courage, selflessness, and sacrifice; they bring change to anybody’s life, whether it’s to one person or multiple people.