Essay on Epic Heroes

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Heroes may fall, but they are never forgotten. An epic is an enlightening story with its true purpose to portray a historical person or event. Epics centralize on concepts such as loyalty and valor, which were important to those of medieval times. Epics were not recorded for a long time after they actually occurred. An epic hero is an individual with phenomenal finesse and extraordinary abilities. They represented a culture's highest standards or values. A heroic flaw is usually the triumphant downfall of a hero. Most heroes are depicted to have a heroic flaw which shows their mortality or ephemerality, meaning they do not live forever or just a brief amount of time. Epic Heroes are thrust into greatness upon their birth, but it is…show more content…
I would lose my good name all through sweet France.? What this shows is even though pride is a good quality, or trait to have it is not always a good attribute to use towards your last resort. Dauntless prince Siegfried has definitive gifts as a warrior and hero. In the excerpt from the story, Siegfried?s one and only vulnerable spot is revealed and his eminent death is described. Siegfried was adventurous, infallible, tender, and a strenuous and alert warrior. Goals of people then were to find treasure, acquire a beautiful woman, and be a brutal warrior. Siegfried was sadly brought to his end, because he was to open minded and gave out his trust to freely. Kriemhild had told Siegfried to stay away from the forest Siegfried had said, ?I shall return in a few days time, my darling. I know of no people here who bear me any hatred. Your Kinsmen without exception wish me well, nor have I deserved otherwise of them.? This shows how you can never be to sure of how much you can trust someone or something. Balian was a loving, forgiving, God-bearing man who did not fight for revenge but for honor and God. Balian?s wife commits suicide which is said to be a damnable sin determined by the village priest. He is then offered by his unbeknown to him biological father to fight in the crusades. He embarks on his long and treacherous journey. Balian did not
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