All of the actions Dori did for Bilbo actually symbolized him as being brave. We can also consider him as being a caring dwarf. I think he is caring because Dori saved Bilbo when he was in trouble, or wasn’t able to do something and he could. I think Dori might be the best dwarf out of all thirteen dwarves because he helped Bilbo the most throughout the adventure. Without Dori, Bilbo probably would’ve been eaten by the Wargs already and there would be no burglar to take the treasure from Smaug anymore.
Throughout the journey the group became closer and this allowed Bilbo to develop into a stronger character. J.R.R Tolkien portrayed friendship as being a key element in making it through tough situations. Countless times the dwarves and Bilbo ran into dangerous encounters that could have gotten them killed. For example, in the beginning of the novel the group ran into a problem with the trolls. Bilbo was sent to see what the trolls were up to and ended up getting himself captured.
Before Theseus is born, his father, King Aegeus, puts a sword and a pair of sandals under a boulder that Theseus has to lift and retrieve when he is older and strong. When Theseus comes of age, he lifts the boulder and, then, goes to his father to claim himself as the king’s son. After meeting his father, Theseus decides he has to prove to himself that he is worthy of being the heir of the throne (Hamilton 209). A true hero is someone who courageously and humbly takes on an adventure to help his community despite the dangers, trusts others and himself, and thinks before going forward with a plan. Because Theseus is strong, noble, humble, and intelligent, he can be considered a true hero.
Beowulf felt as if it was the right thing to do since he had been successful in past deeds which he proudly says in lines 321-322, where he says “They had in remembrance my courage and might. Many had seen me come safe from the conflict,”. Beowulf expected no reward for his action, but rather just being able to “put another notch in his belt.” Another heroic characteristic, which Beowulf possesses, is bravery. Bravery is being able to go against the odds and possibly risk your life in the process. An example of Beowulf showing bravery is when he goes to slay the dragon even though all his men abandon him.
This quest reveals traits and qualities of the character that would have never been revealed if he or she did not go on the quest. During this quest the protagonist always has a friend or friends that aid them in completing their quest. Usually without the main hero’s friends he or she would not have been able to complete their quest due to fear, or some sort of obstacle. “Alby: If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.” (Dashner p.9). Being scared during a foreign journey that forces thinking outside the box is expected of humans.
To me a hero is someone that is much admired and shows great courage. A hero as to be able to react under pressure and will do anything to help a person in trouble. However for Karl he isn¹t much admired but does show great courage; he also just wants to make Frank¹s life a little easier on him. Another quality of a hero is they must have an enemy; Karl¹s enemy is Doyle. Karl Childers is a hero in my eyes because he saved a little boy¹s life, Frank, from an evil man Doyle.
Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally are often described as heroes because of some things that they did in the book. Ponyboy is a hero because he saved children from the inside of a burning church, Johnny is a hero because of his want to help other people. Finally, Dally is a hero by his kind actions towards Johnny. These three Greasers are both brave and courageous. Ponyboy is a hero by a very thoughtful reason actually.
They can all be considered heroes because of some of their actions and choices they made throughout the book. Ponyboy Curtis is a hero, in my opinion. One reason is a hero is because he stayed with Johnny to keep him company when he was afraid to go home because his parents were fighting. To me, this shows loyalty. Another reason he is a hero is because he stood up for Johnny and himself when the Socs came and jumped them.
The concept of heroism has fascinated us for centuries because we are able to empathize with the hero and are able to see a reflection of ourselves in them. Heroic literature has been developed and altered, but scholars such as Joseph Campbell believed that many of these stories share a similar structure, which he described in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. He also suggests how many of the archetypal heroes we know are merely variations of the same hero and how many of their quests relate to us, which gives us a sense of security. The quests in both stories are of great significance in the characters' lives and are similar in intensity. While both the external conflicts in The Hobbit and Incarceron, explore the concepts of reclamation and liberty, Bilbo has to face the internal conflict of stepping out of his comfort zone, while Finn struggles to find his true identity.
A hero. Today, by definition, to be a hero is to have abundant power, the ability to have defiance, attain fame and wealth, and to have the intrepidity to conquer something difficult in order to help the ones who cannot defend for themselves. However, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist of The Hobbit, by Johan Ronald Reuel Tolkein, is shown to be a hero without possessing any of these qualities. Although he is an indolent hobbit, he is offered to partake in an adventure as a burglar to help reclaim the Dwarves’ homeland from the dragon Smaug. Bilbo’s adequacy and heroism are shown in the adventure through his latent cunningness and courageous acts, and through the loyalty and devotion he shows to his company.