He did what he thought was right. “ I do no harm, I say none harm, I think none harm. And if this be not enough to keep a man alive, in good faith I long not to live”(pg. 97) When More died it sent a message to the public that the Kin was wrong in what he was doing. As More died in front of a lot of people, it certainly showed to the public that it was honorable and he put his point across in the clear way.
After Antony discovers Caesar’s dead body, he urges the conspirators to take his life as well, proclaiming he “shall not find [himself] so apt to die” (160). Caesar’s death causes great distress for Antony, and his desire to die alongside Caesar demonstrates his loyalty and the value he gave to his friend. He also curses the conspirators lives, and wishes to “let slip the dogs of war” (273). Proposing war is a very drastic action, and choosing to defend his friend’s name at the cost of a war demonstrates his utmost loyalty to Caesar. Antony’s loyalty was not a result of his position under Caesar, but a result of their strong friendship.
Friendship showed the reasons behind why Gilgamesh felt so much grief after Enkidu death and why he did so much to try to get him back. Their friendship was also the main reason that how Gilgamesh went from an evil tyrant to a great hero (Jackson Pg. 18). Their relationship proven when Enkidu goes along with Gilgamesh to kill Humbaba, he vowed that he would be there when Gilgamesh needed his help. It is clear from the reading that their friendship was not falsely created and was not a coincidence.
Like a hero, Odysseus has to sacrifice the options that benefit him in order to benefit his others. Specifically, Odysseus accepted the fact that he laid with Kirke in order to free his men from her spell. Though it went against all of his ethics and unfaithful to Penelope, Odysseus’s main objective was to return home with all of his crew alive. He illustrates his true loyalty to Penelope when he declines Kalypso’s offer of immortality. Odysseus immediately responded and refused Kalypso’s offer: “My lady goddess…come (Book V, 223-233).” Many individuals would not decline immortality, but he did not ponder over the thought of living for eternity.
As Lennie escaped from committing murder, George rightfully took advantage to end the problem before it had gotten any worse. The problem of course being his lifelong friend Lennie. As already seen in the novel, Lennie was a disturbance to George's idea of success and a burden to his work life. He got the men in trouble and George was very much justified in putting an end to it. Although Lennie's aunt wanted George to watch over Lennie, George peacefully ended his partner's life before the group of men were “gon’ta wanta get ‘im lynched” (Steinbeck 94) After Lennie was shot by George, the other men agreed George's choice was the right one.
Everybody knew that Jefferson’s death was not in vain and that the men that killed him were wrong. Grant had regained his faith in the world. This Story is about how you cannot give up in yourself or in others there will always be a smidgen of hope that either you can elaborate on or ignore, but never ever give up.
He is doing this because the pain of watching Bassanio with another love is unbearable. His life is wholeheartedly offered in order to spare himself the torment of observing the happy couple he will never be a part of. Death is but a small price to pay for eternal love and admiration Antonio has to gain from Bassanio. Antonio wins when he dies. He wins the battle against Portia for Bassanio's love and he wins an escape from a long and lonely life of jealousy.
In the end, however, he does not give in to the evil, but rather he embraces death, because it is how he decides to show that good will always defeat evil and the crucible has not destroyed his true, righteous personality. Obviously, there is no such devil in Salem, but it is perhaps only in the hearts of the people. John Proctor is one of them when he lusts Abigail. Nevertheless, he undergoes the arduous and perilous crucible which not only tests his love for Elizabeth and his faith of god but also, by forgiveness from his wife, frees him from guilt and regret.
He does not wish to pull the rank card and flee from battle like a coward. Hector does not hold himself above his men, but more as if he is a part of them. He is loved by his people because he does what needs to be done and he does it with his head held high. Even as Hector speaks of his certain death with his wife Andromakhe he says, “But I should die of shame before our Trojan men and noblewomen if like a coward I avoided battle…” (Homer 155). Simply by telling his wife that he will not back down and let others fight his own battles, shows that Hector holds himself with honor and courage.
We’ve come to this conclusion because even when the threat, of whoever killed Lauis would suffer, applied to him he still followed through with the punishments. He has a passion for truth, and shows courage in the face of disaster or conflict. These same noble qualities, however, lead to his tragic flaw and brought upon his downfall. His wisdom became hypocritical, and he refused to believe anyone who didn’t agree with him. His love for his children becomes obsessive, and he refuses to see that he's married his own mother.