Brooke was a man of traditional beliefs, therefore he firmly believed that his country has more value than his life and it is an honourable act to die for it. This sonnet was written at the beginning of the First World War, when Rupert Brooke was inspired by the noble idea of protecting his country. Nowadays his poem can serve as a motivation for the young people who are yet to become soldiers and fight for their country. The love that the author of the poem felt for his country is inspiring. He was facing death, yet he did not give up but rather think in a way that it is the only noble thing to do.
Dependent on such character, the differentiation of the regulations and codes will symbolize their role in the tale, further more, will elucidate the hardships of enduring the character. From where “bold men were bred” (Anonymous, pg.26), the “most honour[able]” (Anonymous, pg.26) Arthur resided at the renowned Camelot. Arthur being most favorable made his citizens and knights obedient to him and his desires. Sitting in the estate throne concludes that he must: stay faithful to his religion, present nobility and courtesy. As well as, staying chase, when expected, and valiant for his kingdom.
Loyalty to King and country, that is to say royalty, has historically been of paramount importance to every citizen regardless of rank or station and is exemplified in Shakespeare's Hamlet. The philosophy of the divine right of kings and the natural balance of power move Hamlet into action to avenge his father's murder and set his nation, as well has his life, back to order. He accomplishes this task though various means, though all in proportion with his end in settling with Claudius, solving differences with his mother and in sizing up his friendship with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Hamlet is at first understandably dismayed and mournful to hear of his father's death but when he first learns of his father's murder, Hamlet swears to avenge his murder in the lines: Yea, from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past That youth and observation copied there, And by thy commandment all alone shall live Within the book and volume of my brain Unmix'd with baser matter (I, V, 98-104) It was not however until Hamlet was very near his own poisoned death that he finally fulfilled his promise to his father's ghost as well as stay loyal to the true king. Hamlet's inactivity in avenging his father's death is in stark contrast with that Laertes.
Perhaps one of the greatest findings of the Renaissance came from the idea of the emergence of the individual, citing that everyone had an inner being that is separate from everyone else’s own inner life. Through humanistic thought processes becoming more and more prevalent the human theme of morality became all the more important during the time of the Renaissance. Morality was an important idea in the fact that since individual thinking had become a new norm, humans making their own decisions without the consulting of a higher power was a very urgent reason for making moral choices. Hamlet and David are both great examples of humanistic thinkers, in questioning what is going on around them and stepping up to self-motivated plate in order to change the situations they found themselves in. One cannot mention the idea of humanism during the Renaissance period without the mentioning of morality and how it played into the roles of society at this time.
For the good of others, he sacrificed his own life and power that he could have had within the kingdom. To also give up his life and not take it himself, even when suffering through so much pain, for the good of others, that shows the values and ethics of a hero. In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet is represented as a savior where he continues to protect his values while staying strong and providing a secure kingdom.
Edgar’s journey emanates from his devotion to his father. As the loyal son, Edgar believes it his responsibility to avenge the trickery that caused his father’s. In act V, scene iii, Edgar professes that “[He met his father and] his bleeding rings, / their precious stones new lost; became his guide, / Led him, begged for him, saved him from despair.” The bleeding rings are a reference to Gloucester’s empty eye sockets. Edgar then goes on to explain that he essentially became a servant of Gloucester. Edgar says that he “led” Gloucester, “begged for him,” and “saved him from despair.” As opposed to his self-serving brother, Edgar regards his father as his first and foremost priority.
Donne's style of writing was not only a significant factor in the Renaissance, but also the transition into "The Age of Reason". In Sonnet 10, from Holy Sonnets, he is able to contribute to the Renaissance ideal described in the preceding quote. "A rebirth of the human spirit...," describes a change in emotion that stems from a religious belief. Before the Renaissance, life and death were thought to be predetermined. Towards the end of the Renaissance, poets began to question parts of this belief, and as a result, the value of life came into question.
Since the North’s main goal was to abolish slavery, they are remembered to be a group of men who were well equipped and prepared for battle because they represented the morality of the war. However, the North is shown through Crane to be a group of amateurs who are untested, lack discipline, and do not appreciate the opportunity to fight for their country and their way of life. In this sense, The Red Badge of Courage relates to life for how it is instead of how people want to remember it to be. Contrary to Crane, Cicero once wrote “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” (It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country). Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage begins as a validation of these sentiments of Cicero: although, the rationale of the sentiment is challenged throughout the story, Cicero outlook is ultimately shown to be true in the last battle scene.
Granny’s guidance throughout Bayard’s life influences his interpretation of courage in which he balances the chivalric code of Southern men with compassion and sensitivity as opposed to the self-destructing interpretation of John Sartoris. The fundamental difference between John and Bayard is their interpretation of courage. While Bayard gradually develops his interpretation of courage as being able to be devoted to the family, follow the chivalric code as well as help others, John defines courage as being able to get rid of hindrances instead of facing them. John kills the carpetbaggers in fear that the “patent from Washington [organizing] the niggers into Republicans” (Faulkner, 199) would succeed, demonstrating his courage of killing hindrances as he could have injured them and had his men kick them out instead since he had “six or eight white men” (206). When being tired of killing men becomes a hindrance, John upholds his interpretation of courage and tells Bayard that “tomorrow, when [he] go to town and meet Ben Redmond, [he] shall be unarmed” (232) knowing he is going to die so that he can rid himself of the hindrance.
His honor and loyalty shape the world around him. You can see how honor and loyalty shaped the world around him when Cassius comes to him to ask him for help in dealing with Caesar. Even thou Brutus love 's Caesar and knows that Caesar is a good man, he lets Cassius talk him into looking deeper and see that Rome can 't have a tyrant as a leader. He tells Cassius "Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius, That you would have me seek into myself, for that which is not in me?" (1.2.65-67).