A well-respected, honored leader is a person that everyone strives to be. It is a type of person that everyone can look up to, try to emulate, and look in times of distress. When Beowulf decides to fight the dragon many thought he made the right decision for himself, but he was no longer able to defend his people which he knew it was time to pass on the leadership. Beowulf had no greed and did not desire any gold or riches. Also Beowulf shows great leadership in many ways by taking risks, and never fearing death.
Another example of his wisdom was his failure to inform his crew about Charybdis and Scylla. If he did tell them, his crew ... ... middle of paper ... ... had!” (12.772-75). In this dramatic speech of Odysseus’s, he is rallying his men like all great leaders and heroes do. Courage is one of the true trademarks of heroes, and Odysseus displays that trait perfectly. Odysseus' wit, wisdom and courage make him a true hero, yet Homer’s novel indicates that wit overrules all.
He also showed his loyalty and how much he respected Gilgamesh as a friend by stating, “Two cubs are [stronger] than a mighty lion” (39). He reinstates that they can handle anything together, and they will always face troubles together. He can be viewed as a bit of a follower because he sometimes fell into the steps of Gilgamesh and even though they were able to bring out great ideas in each other and accomplish great things, he still knew his place as a human, and that he would never be able to be seen as an equal to Gilgamesh. But because they both had similar heroic qualities, they were able to benefit each other with them, and they both really made a difference in each other’s lives.
He cared for the people even until his death, and fought the enemies so that his kingdom would be safe. His tough skin allowed him to back down from nothing, he was a good king. Because of his bravery, his leadership, and his commitment this allowed the movement from hero to king.
Even though the media made him look bad, he knew that he could not lash out, get frustrated and give up. He kept going. He never gave up and today he is looked back upon to be one of the greatest men in American history due to his efforts in changing America. To end, while many take some time to learn about the truth, several others believe what they hear and spread the lies. The truth can only be found if one seeks it and in order to seek the truth ignorance and blind belief needs to be eliminated.
Oedipus was portray as a bright and good king who did everything he could to not fulfill the horrible oracle. Even though he was this great man he still could not escape his fate. Both of these plays are centered on the same general myth; however each has a different theme, which is supported by the change in Oedipus’s character. Oedipus falls in both plays but for different reasons. In The Infernal Machine he falls because he is weak against the gods, however in Oedipus the King he falls due to his own pride which forces him to discover the truth.
Martin Luther King totally deserves credit that he truly is a great leader. His strategy led to a few casualties but the images of blacks being persecuted for doing nothing won sympathy from the public which led to the Civil Rights Act of 64’. Certainly, using children and preventing woman from taking part in the movement certainly was not a great move. However, can you think of any other great leader who did not make mistakes? Martin Luther King is a great leader, period.
Ironically, though Atticus is a heroic figure in the novel and a respected man in Maycomb; but neither Jem nor Scout idolizes him at the beginning of the novel. Both are embarrassed that he is older than other fathers and that he doesn't hunt or play football. But Atticus' wise parenting, which he sums up in Chapter 30 by saying, "Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him", Wins Scout and Jem's respect. So in the five chapters of the trial Atticus is presented with true courage. The chapters leading up to the trial show how personally this trial is affecting Atticus.
Because Theseus is courageous, trusts others and his own ability, and is humble during his hunt for the Minotaur and for the rest of his lift, Theseus displays the traits of a true hero. His courageousness when he volunteers to be a victim of the Minotaur shows a quality of a hero, so he can be an inspiration and an example to others. Because he has faith in the people around him and in his own self, he is a genuine person who people can look up to. Humble is the hardest trait in a person, but it is one the easiest traits to see in someone else. After killing the Minotaur, Theseus remains humble.
This shows another trait admired by modern times: protecting the weak. Whenever Beowulf goes to fight a monster, he takes his men with him, but he never forces to men to fight with him. A better way to describe them would be Beowulf’s loyal cheerleaders. Sympathy and kindness can be seen through these actions. It is common for a hero to receive awards, but Beowulf is a true hero to his people because he always decides to spread the wealth.