Sometimes compared to her hero Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Holmes is well known as one of the most successful and youngest female entrepreneurs in America. The company she is building and the work she is revolutionizing is fascinating. Her company, Theranos, is developing a hardware, called a nanotainer that can carry out the exact same blood tests as diagnostic-labs do, and actually in a much faster time of just a few minutes, with only a pinprick of blood instead of three to four tubes of blood. By doing so, she will be able to eliminate one major cause of avoiding blood tests requested by doctors for the 40-60% of patients in America- the fear of big needles.
A person that shows bravery has to show courage and dedication. Beowulf’s signs of bravery is shown when he fought Grendel with no armor or weapons. His travels from Geatland to rid Hrothgar from his monster sows courage. He fought the dragon knowing good and well he wasn’t likely to prevail. In the end he defeats numerous monsters over his long travels.
It’s good to be brave when your an adult because if your afraid all the time, you’ll just keep worrying and won’t get anything done, don’t waste your time being afraid about something. The definition of being brave is to face danger, pain, or trouble. That doesn’t mean you randomly run into the wall because your brave and even if you get hurt when you bump into the wall, that is a big failure of showing bravery. How Dar showed that he was brave is that he fought off a bear and succeeded. If he wasn’t brave enough to do that, his grandmother, Mora, probably would have died, the person who took care of him since his mother died. Another part where he was brave is when he walked into the sacred spooky cave first, before Bowan who is usually always brave. That’s means Bowan is usually mature. A quote from the book, “You go in first,” whispered Bowan so softly that you could barely hear him. Dar walked pass him and ducked into the low cave entrance.” Dar was brave enough to do that. A quote I found was this, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” - Winston S.Churcill. That is what bravery is and Dar showed it. It’s being adventurous, dauntless, defiant, spunky, and
True bravery is when you’re aware that the odds are against you, however, you have the ability to persevere through it. Even though you don’t want to complete the task ahead of you, an inner force brings you the motivation to do it. Sincere courageousness doesn’t always entail violence; in fact, courage comes from the choices made within that affect yourself or those around you. The outcome may not always be to your advantage, but
Not only is Beowulf honorable and well respected, he is brave as well. His courage is shown by not hesitating to risk his own life to pursue the Dane’s enemies. By being self-assured, Beowulf is able to successfully defeat the fiends, Grendel and his infamous mother. At the time Beowulf is planning to pursue the vindictive dragon, the epic poem states, “I’ve never known fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles. I am old now, but I will fight again, seek fame still, If the dragon hiding in his tower dares to face me.”(ll. 2511-2515). He feels no fear, is confident in fighting the dragon alone, and has no qualms in risking his life to save others. He declares his bravery by saying, “When he comes to me I mean to stand, not run from his shooting flames, stand till fate decides which of us wins... No one else could do what I mean to, here, no man but me could hope to defeat this monster.”(ll. 2525-2534). In his actions, Beowulf’s bravery is clearly shown throughout the poem.
Beowulf’s last test of courage comes in his old age when his people are threatened by a “mighty” dragon. Beowulf felt as if something he had done had caused the irascible beast to wreck havoc on his people, “killing and destroying” them and their homes with its “molten” breath. Knowing what had to be done, Beowulf bravely faced the dragon, while all of his people, except for one, fled in fear. His last battle, which ended in death, displayed Beowulf’s unwavering courage, the type that every hero should possess.
Beowulf is a prime example of what it means to be courageous. In his fight with Grendel, he chooses “[n]o weapons, therefore, / for either this night: unarmed he shall face me / if face me he dares” (683-84). Beowulf has never encountered Grendel before. He has only heard the stories of the beast’s evil doings, so going into a fight with no protection requires great strength and bravery. Beowulf is the only man to dive into the waters to fight Grendel’s Mother. He goes into the fight believing “life doesn’t cost him a thought” (1536). The outcome of the battle does not faze Beowulf because a warrior should
Almost everyone knows the right things to do. When a bully is picking on a victim, people around them know the right thing to do – stand up for the victim. However, knowing the right thing to do and doing the right thing are two very different things – the difference is courage. This is shown clearly in Ernest Gaines’ novel, A Lesson Before Dying, in Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, and a quote from the movie Hidden Figures. Courage is shown through Grant, Nora, and that “there’s no bathroom for me here” (0:31) from Hidden Figures respectively.
Characters in literature often display intense courage when they face difficult or dangerous situations. Elizabeth Proctor showed much courage in the play The Crucible even after everything she has been thought.
Bravery is an important quality to have when leading a country or group of people. In Beowulf, when he decides to fight Grendel without any weapons, he makes a brave decision. (Burton Raffel, 37). He could have chosen the easy route but instead he decided to play more fairly with the beast and take the harder path. Sometimes when you are a king or a leader,
Since the beginning of society, bravery has been innate in everyone. From David’s fight with Goliath, to modern day’s stand against prejudice, people continue to attack in tough positions. However, cowardice is ingrained in everyone as well. People are constantly avoiding danger―physical and internal, such as Peter’s denial of Jesus and dodging responsibility. Consequently, there is a fine line between bravery and cowardice. Granted, when is the turning point where self preservation becomes a greater priority than helping others? In the epic poem, Beowulf, and the medieval romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Beowulf and Sir Gawain similarly show humanity’s inclination to act brave when situations become difficult, until their lives are put at risk―revealing everyone's inner cowardice.
Beowulf has confidence when he battles. Beowulf announces that he will fight Grendel, the evil that has been lurking them for a long time. However; Beowulf says he will fight with his bare hands instead of using weapons (Lines 400-490). This shows how he is brave enough to challenge Grendel with a single combat with only hands and in the end, he wins. Another example is when Beowulf boasts, Unferth interrupts him and insults him. Then Beowulf replies, “The fact is, Unferth, if you were truly as keen and courageous as you claim to be Grendel would never have got away with such unchecked atrocity, attacks on your king, havoc in Heorot and horrors everywhere” (590-595). This is an example of where he shows courage because he corrects Unferth and makes him look as a fool for not stating the truth of what actually happened. Also, this explains while they were swimming he was fighting off sea creatures along their swim, which is why he lost. According to Heaney, Beowulf shows courage when he believes he can defeat the dragon. During when Beowulf fights the dragon, it states, “Yet the prince of the rings was too proud to line up with a large army against the sky-plague. He had scant regard for the dragon as a threat, no dread at all its courage and strength, for he had kept going often in the past, through perils and ordeals of every
Bravery is courageous behavior or character. Bravery is one of the most important themes in Beowulf. Ancient heroes searched for instances to make their reputation represent their courageous deeds. Beowulf announces to all who will listen that he will use only his strength and his bravery to rid mead hall of this monster who has been interrogating them for so long. As stated in canto 22 “He tossed his sword
Beowulf’s next test of courage came when he fought Grendel’s mother in her lair, she like Grendel, has incredible size and strength. Grendel’s mother wants to get revenge for the murder of her son, Grendel. Beowulf jumped in the lake, leading to the lair, going after Grendel’s mother without any thought that would suggest the slightest hint of fear. After swimming in these murky waters Beowulf finds his enemy. “Swift she grappled and grasped the warrior with horrid grip, but could work no harm, no hurt to his body; the ring-locked