Ultimate courage is the ability to do something that is very frightening and that one would originally be scared to do. Do I believe that Spencer has ultimate courage? Absolutely! Of course I believe he has ultimate courage! He was willing to risk his life and put his life in danger to protect the other people abroad the train. He tried to stop a terrorist that was terrorizing the people on the train. He said that he did not want to die sitting down. He wanted to fight and put his life in danger to save and protect the other completely innocent people on the train. Well he of course did not really want to put his life in danger, he was just willing to put his life in danger. The world needs more people like him. People who are not afraid to put other's lives before there's and is once again, willing to put their life in danger to protect and keep those around them safe. Spencer definitely deserved the things that were given to him after his fight with the terrorist. He almost died from the terrorist, especially when he was stabbed in the neck. Spencer was badly hurt, and I think someone else was too, but yet, he knew that God was with them from the beginning to end of the scary and tragic moment. So yes, he definitely deserved the attention and gifts that were given to him because he had done something good and had the courage to do something that was absolutely scary, yet heroic.
"The Pardoner's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer is a prime example poem containing exemplums. An exemplum is a short anecdote or story that illustrates a particular moral point. Developed in the late Middle Ages, this literary form was often used in sermons and other didactic literature. One famous example is Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale," which focuses on the subject of greed. Many characters in moral stories are allegorical-- that is, they stand for abstract ideas, such as virtue and beauty. An allegorical character in the story is one that they call 'Death'. The people fear him because he is a killer. To best illustrate a moral point, characters in an exemplum are usually good or evil. The Gambler is an example character in the exemplum and he doesn't seem to show any signs of being good or evil, so it is hard to tell whether he is good or evil. Greed is a subject in this moral story because the character in another exemplum is really happy that he gets all the treasure to himself. Moral stories usually have straightforward plots, where events happen in quick succession. The plot in "The Pardoner's Tale" is straightforward because it is about a guy who is pretty much using people for their money and being very greedy.
The protagonist of The Hobbit is Bilbo Baggins. The major conflicts that Bilbo is dealing with is the unexpected party he has in the beginning. Even though parties are not a bad thing; the reason why I think it is a conflict is because Bilbo was not prepared or ready for it, he was also getting kind of annoyed, and there was some cleaning up that he had to do because people were piling into his house without his permission also. Another conflict in The Hobbit is when Bilbo and the thirteen other hobbits had to go on an adventure to fight a dragon. It was raining and miserable. They also ran into goblins too which was not a very good thing to happen. That was also pretty much the summary of what I read. It was the unexpected party and the adventure. I only got 40 pages of the book read so far, so as I keep reading I am sure I will run into more conflicts and important events.
There has not been a lot of events in my life that would cause me to be willing to die to put an end to it. But if an event like that were to happen, the one that I would be most willing to die for is my religion. I am Christian, and the world now a days seem to hate Christianity, of course not everyone does, but I think a lot of people do. I have heard of people that have died for Christianity. If something were to happen that people are harming or killing Christians in anyway then I would be willing to die for it because Jesus died for us and because lying and claiming that I'm not Christian would be very bad for me. It is very important to me because it is what I believe in. But all of what I said is what I believe in and if you do not believe in it, then well, I do not know then.
Another thing that I would probably be willing to die for would be the safety of our animals. Many people harm and kill animals for what ever reasons and it makes me sick. If people were going around killing and harming animals just because then yes I would say something about it (or at least hope to) and if it gets me killed, but the animals are safe, then I would die knowing that I have done the world good. Animals do not deserve to die for any reason. And I really hope that people would see that and not kill them for what ever reason.
I sit in front of you as you travel
Without me, it is hard to travel in any other direction
You hold me as you are moving
You control my every movement
But I'm in control when you decide to go another way
Beowulf and Achilles are both warriors. Achilles had more advantages when it came to killing enemies; Achilles had his friend Patroclus by his side and we was also a demigod. Beowulf on the other hand did not have those advantages; he had a little army of warriors, but they ended up ditching him because they were scared and he was not a demigod. Beowulf kills enemies to protect the kingdom but Achilles only killed enemies to give him glory. Beowulf cared for the people. Achilles, on the other hand, did not really care for the Greeks. In fact, he wanted them to do poorly so that they can call his name, defeat what ever enemy was there, then of course, receive more glory. Towards the end of the stories, Beowulf and Achilles encountering their last battles, Beowulf killed to once again, protect the people; while Achilles killed because he was angry that Patroclus has died. Beowulf's last enemy was the dragon, even though Grendel's mother was more of a well-known one and Achilles's last battle was with Hector (whom was the one that Achilles fought angrily because of the passing of Patroclus). They both were able to kill their enemies. Beowulf did have quite a hard time because he was not as "powerful" as Achilles. Eventually they both die, though. Achilles died a quite poor death. He was shot in the heel by Paris because no mortal being can fight him in hand-to-hand combat. Beowulf on the other hand, had more of a better death. No death is good, obviously, but Beowulf was killed while he was fighting the dragon. He died in battle which is better for the warrior than dying any other way because Beowulf was able to know that he had lived a nice, long, and courageous life. But in the end, Beowulf and Achilles are both great epic heroes who protected the people.
I believe that true love can be real. It has never happened to me and I have never experienced it, but I am sure it is out there somewhere. In the video, Fred has been happily married to his wife Lorraine for seventy-five years. He writes a song about how he misses her (I believe she passed away). Their love right there is a great example of true love because they have been happily married for seventy-five years, three quarters of a century! Not a whole lot of marriages can or usually last that long. What I see true love is is a couple who are faithful to each other and love each other very much. It is like they are and were meant to be together forever.
But then also, part of me does not really believe in true love as it sounds kind of fairy talish. Fred and Lorraine being together and every other relationship that is just as good as their's could just be a basic and happy marriage. It could be two people who have a lot in common and love to be together and just love each other very much in general.
So, I do not really know what to believe, if true love is real, or if true love is not. I have views of both being possible. Both can be very much possible. I think it would be great if true love exists (if it does not already) or if it does not, then that is okay too.
Epic Hero Trait Beowulf
-noble birth -father was king
-brave -he kills monsters
-courageous -he protects his people
-selfless/noble -he risks his life each battle to make sure his people are safe
I believe that Beowulf is an epic hero because he has all the traits of an epic hero. He had a noble birth because his father was king, his is brave because he kills monsters, he is courageous because he protects his people, and he is selfless because he is will to risk his life to keep his people safe.
I do not think Grendel's mother's behavior is as wicked or unreasonable as Grendel's. The reason is is because Grendel killed for the fun of it, it was like his hobby, while his mother only killed for the revenge of the death of her son. Grendel enjoyed the blood and the lust of his victims. Grendel's mother was just angry that her son had been killed. Grendel and his mother both had something in common though. They were both killed by Beowulf, Beowulf chopped off both of their heads, and at some point Beowulf found out he could not use his weapons on them so he had to kill them with his bare hands. But Beowulf was some how able to chop off Grendel's arm and Grendel bled to death, and for Grendel's mother, he was able to use a sword blessed by magic and he then cut her head off. But comparing Grendel to his mother, they are both monsters, they are both threats to the danes, and they both have killed and have been killed by Beowulf. You can tell, though, that Grendel's mother really loves Grendel. After Grendel dies, she risks her life to kill for revenge of her son's death, and she also takes Grendel's arm back. She kind of died for her son, too, because if she never went to kill the danes over the death of her son, then she would have never been dead. Once again, Grendel's mother is not as cruel as Grendel because he killed for hobby, she killed for his life.
I am actually not sure if the schools of today are preparing us for the world of tomorrow. I do know that some of the classes we take will probably come in handy for the future, but some of it I think might be, and I hear are, a little pointless. I think I want to face the future and its changes, but that depends on what changes are made. I do not want to walk into a bad future that I am going to have to deal with for the rest of my life. I want to walk into a good future that I would be able to actually enjoy. I do not know other's opinion about facing the future. I am sure some are nervous because of the new responsibilities while others are probably excited to move on with their life. Many kids today do not get to learn about what may be the future. They are so focused on today that they do not know what is coming. Improving what is happening today I am sure can improve the future in so many ways. Technology takes a big part on improving the future. Learning more about and improving technology can make the future very different in ways I am sure people never thought were possible.