They all also believe they cannot be blamed for the death of Eva Smith and try to deny any contact with her. Arthur Birling is the main man in the family; he is the head of the house, Father to Sheila and Eric and Husband to Sybil. He is a well off business man and boasts about his advantages. “I’m talking as a hard headed practical man of business”. This is showing that he knows about his privileges and knows when to use them to try and get him and his family to get him out of trouble with the inspector.
Beowulf does not have anything personal to gain from fighting Grendel. As stated before, Heorot is not his hall, and the people there are not his own people. If he wasn't a hero, Beowulf would have allowed Grendel's attacks to continue because the safety of Page 2 Heorot isn't his problem. Beowulf makes it his problem by taking Grendel off of the Danes' shoulders. He is morally compelled to help the Danes by his own heroism
Tristan is a hero, in-the-making throughout the story. In the end, his ultimate loyalty is to his lady, and with respect to courtly love, he shows all the heroic characteristics of a chivalric knight. He faces danger without fear, and always places the welfare of his lord and his lady above his own. Once active in society, he exhibits strength, valor, courtesy, and compassion. And it is from this point that the temptations and failings of the hero-in-the-making come to light.
In no more than a 1000 words consider the importance of Honour in the Homeric world, with reference to the Iliad and/or the Odyssey. The notion of honour is prevalent throughout the Iliad. The honour of every person in Homeric culture was important, but to the hero, honour was paramount. He could not endure insults, and he felt that he had to protect his reputation, even unto death. The hero's duty was to fight, and the only way he had of gaining honour and immortality was through heroic action on the battlefield so he continually prepared his life for the life-and-death risks of battle.
They would go to war for reasons of unused land. Since they valued utility, they believed that if there is land, it should be used. Trade was very precious to the Utopians. Therefore, if their friend’s merchants were unjustly accused of something, the Utopians would engage in war. Fighting for their own issues isn’t necessary for Utopians because they don’t really mind.
The good warriors show loyalty to their “ring-givers” and will often stand by their side in the face of battle. However, others show their fear. All in all, loyalty, honor, and generosity are what sets everyone apart from evil and are most important in the culture of Beowulf. You will see these traits in a good King as well. A good King would be someone who gives his thanes treasure for their efforts in battle.
A true hero does not fear death or, but instead risks all that he is for what he believes to be right, moral. Beowulf is an epic and tells the story of a legendary hero, conquering all obstacles as if he was immortal. Up until the end of Beowulf’s life he was constantly looking to be the hero. However, his humanity is exposed by his death. Heroes all share the characteristic of their willingness to die in their effort to accomplish their heroic act, thus making the act in itself heroic.
Othello is a trusting man who trusts everyone. He puts his trust into Iago because Iago pretends to have Othello’s best interest. Iago knows he can use Othello’s trust against him to bring him down. Everyone has their enemies and Othello should have been smart enough to not trust his peers to a certain extent. Although Iago’s motives are varied the point is to destroy Othello.
The three qualities that make Brutus a hero are that he was not a man that would deceive people, he was noble and influenced others in a positive way. Brutus never deceived anyone neither would he want to. When Brutus murdered Caesar it was not to deceive him but Brutus did it for the good of the republicans and for the good of Rome. "If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more. had you rather Caesar living and die all slaves than that Caesar were dead to live all freemen?
English AP (2nd period) Hero’s Job Application & Reference A true hero does not use his powers to show off or to draw attention to oneself. However, the hero is always brave enough to fight to save the innocent and is determined enough to see the job through to the finish. This is not to say that heroes are not afraid. Heroes simply believe that the risks he or she takes are worth it to protect the people they have sworn to serve. By saying this, here are the requirements we are looking for in a hero: Experience in fighting against villains or any type of monster.