Homer’s comparison of these to characters shows there drive to become the better man. Through all of there rivalries, which include but are not limited to family, behaviour in battle, and how they relate to the gods, Hector shows that he is the more honourable man. Hector has a family and the way that he shows his compassionate relationship with his family is more honourable then the way that Paris tries to create a family of his own. In book number three we see that Paris is still trying to find a love that will last a lifetime, but the way that he goes about it does not put into consideration the feeling of the woman. When Helen talks to Paris saying the following “So, home from the wars!
He left them to go fight because he knew it was what he had to do for Troy (Homer 79). In today’s world, people do not merely look for someone who is a great warrior, but also someone who is an overall good person. Hector is very brave and reasonable. He is very courageous and will fight for his country no matter what the cost. Hector does not act like a child in difficult situations like Achilles does, but he acts like a mature man.
(Book VI 89-93) Achilles does care for his family, particularly his mother Thetis who he loves a lot, however when she warns him about is destiny to die in this war should he continue to fight, he disregards her warnings (Book IX 128). This is what separates Hector from Achilles, Hector explains to his wife his reasons for returning to battle which are for the greater good while Achilles says should he return home he would lose all of his honor. Achilles doesn't always show his feelings to his loved ones, however when he finds out about the death of his best friend Patroclus he breaks down. “A dark cloud of grief fell upon Achilles as he listened. He filled both hands with dust from... ... middle of paper ... ...e all the way to the shores, where the Greeks ships were located.
It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, 'Our Father who art in Heaven.' (Douglas Macarthur) Even though the main father and son relationship in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons does not display the “perfect” relationship they still hold respect and love for one another, they are each other’s security. In this play the author displays a society in which the characters are selfish, and seem to care only about themselves and the things that may benefit them. The men in this play go through great lengths to get everything they want, even if their actions may bring harm to others. Mr. Joe Keller seems to be an exception in this play; He will go through a lot of trouble to benefit others, especially his family.
There are three reasons why Doodle strove to achieve his brother’s goals, he wanted to make his brother proud, he wanted to be accepted into society, and Doodle wanted to prove his worth to his family. The activities planned for Doodle were rigorous and draining, but Doodle loved his brother and wanted to make him proud. Despite being told he couldn’t walk, Doodle went along with his brother’s training. He had the complete trust that only comes from pure love. “Oh yes you can, Doodle,” I said.
(Beowulf, pg. 62) Beow... ... middle of paper ... ...was killed. In Lancelot, the relationship between King Bademagu and Meleagant shows how in the Middle Ages family meant a lot. Despite knowing what Meleagant was doing was wrong, he still looked out for his safety and prevented his death in the first fight against Lancelot. The relationship also shows how a son’s purpose in life is to live up to his father’s standards and become a respectable and formidable knight or warrior.
A hero’s journey begins with an epic tale of bravery and achievements. The journey of any hero starts with the hero himself conveying to the audience that he or she possesses noble qualities. Beowulf shows many examples of heroism through characteristics such as, heritage physical strength, and leadership. Beowulf stood strong against the most daring evils and quests within the story and this is just one of the many characteristics this legendary hero possessed. The story of Beowulf explained that he had royal blood from his father, who was a king, and that he also contained the strength of 30 men in each play of his hand.
George F. Kennan, an American political scientist and historian, once said, “Heroism is endurance for one moment more” (BrainyQuote). That means that perseverance even in the darkest hour is what qualifies someone as a true hero. With that in mind, it is difficult to refute the fact that Odysseus is a hero by both modern standards and a hero in Greek mythology. This Greek war leader, who spent 20 years away from home taking on challenge after challenge, surely pressed on through every moment in which his heroism was tested. Everything he did was for his men, the soldiers that at times questioned his leadership, only to find out that he was correct all along.
He's very devoted to his wife and loves his children. In one scene in the poem, his son was scared of him because of his great helmet. Hector, seeing this, soon removed his helmet and let his son comes to him. This shows that even though he still fights in a war, he still has time to care for his family. Odysseus is another hero who is unwavering in his devotion to his people.
He is given the advice by Hrothgar a king and a father figure to Beowulf, to become a respected long living king. Beowulf follows Hrothgars advice to become a well respected king and warrior with fame after death. In Beowulf’s younger years he obtains a great confidence but never elevates to becoming arrogant and self centered. All warriors need to have a confidence to be successful, because if they are not the will be lead to a most unglorified demise. Beowulf has a great respect for his own skills, and before he goes to fight his first significant evil he does not ware armor because he feels it would be unfair advantage.