Also, it is difficult to put the blame on him, since he was acting of the commands of his warrior instinct. However, it overlooks the dwelling fate that the last part of the poem's emphasis to understand Beowulf’s death mainly as a personal failure to himself. The two components throughout the poem is Beowulf essentially shows a record of his heroic deeds, giving him the title of a perfect hero. He attempts to live up to the same standards as his ancestors, so he takes pride in ancestors who have acted valiantly in their duties. The poem contains several situations for which the heroic code offers no practical guidance about how to act when loyalties were divided.
Beowulf is an extraordinary warrior who goes through many obstacles to prove his worthiness. With the strength of thirty, and the heart of a leader he pulls through no matter what come his way. He is always thinking of others and not about only him, and does not ask for much in return. He does not seek honor and glory, although because of his good deeds this does soon follow. Unlike most kings his takeover of the kingdom did not come from heredity directly but because of the people's choice, and for the people he continues to fight for, even until death.
Beowulf is meant to represent the ideal warrior and king. As such, readers can infer that the Anglo-Saxons held his character traits in high esteem. As depicted in Seamus Haney’s translation of Beowulf, Beowulf’s strength, loyalty, and acceptance of fate are traits that were admired by his society. The time of the Anglo-Saxons was rife with tribal warfare. This meant that men had to be strong fighters capable of protecting and avenging their people.
The scopes were people who basically idolized warriors. They sometimes even saw themselves living their live by the sword and honoring their lord. They even made up stories about the life sometimes they want to live and carry out. They just wanted to be idolized, known and looked up to just like their favorite warriors or the life that they wanted. Beowulf is a great example of a warrior because he shows courageous, honesty, bravery, loyalty and selflessness.
He put his life at risk on many occasions to protect his people, he exhibited extreme strength and bravery, which gained him respect, and which ultimately lead to his reining. Not only is Beowulf a superior fighter, he knows his weaknesses, especially those that come with age, and is aware when he needs assistance, specifically using a weapon when his physical strength is not sufficient. Beowulf’s behaviour provides a great deal of insight into his character, and how he follows the Anglo-Saxon culture. Although we are unaware of who wrote Beowulf, we are able to assume the significant influence the Anglo-Saxons had during this
One of the most fundamental philosophies of the samurai is that of detachment from the self. This detachment allows for a freedom from fear, which is essential to the samurai warriors. In the opening of Hagakure, Tsunetomo states that “the Way of the Samurai is found in death”. These rank among the greatest and most well known phrases in Japanese history, and in fact in the history of the world. Death is not to be feared by the samurai, it is to be embraced.
Beowulf did this because he recognized his limits, especially in his old age where needed the protection and help in order to keep his people safe and continue to be a hero. In a way, he still fought on fair terms because Grendel’s Mother and the dragon were much stronger than he. Beowulf was a selfless warrior who deserved his title of an epic hero. Works Cited N.a. Beowulf.
Although an average student in the military academy, General Patton was a champion cavalryman, a gallant swordsman, a precise shooter, a renowned athlete, a sword designer, a God-believer, a famed poet and a loving father and husband. He always maintained an immaculate attire and enforced the same in his subordinates. Patton always respected his rivals both from his friends and foes. All these attributes made him an aggressive leader with a deep affection for the men he led. The other side of Patton portrays him as a short-tempered, too outspoken and often ruthless executor with disregard to details.
Unoka, Okonkwo's father, "was lazy and improvident and was quite incapable of thinking about tomorrow" (2937). "Unoka was, of course, a debtor, and he owed every neighbor some money" (2937). As a child and young man, he loved good company and festivities, the leisurely life, nature, and music. But as an adult, Unoka "was a failure. He was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat" (2937).
However, Achilles is very much an independent character and a selfish person. While Hector is a soldier, an unselfish person, and a loving family man; he cares not for just his own glory but the glory of Troy. Furthermore, the reasons behind Achilles and Hector fighting reflect their personalities: Achilles is selfish so he fights for himself, but Hector is more of a caring character and therefore he fights for Troy and his family. However, overall Achilles is the superior warrior because he slays Hector in just a few moves, and his achievements are exceptional compared to Hector’s.