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Motivaton Essay

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Beowulf’s duty as a king and a warrior make him a hero and motivates him to do things for good. When Beowulf went to go fight Grendel he came back with blood covered all over him. This resembles that he was a hero. Beowulf will be remembered in many ways today, such as, what we call a trophy today and a light house. The light house represented that he would guide people from the sea or ocean to the shore with this light house. In fact that is how he is remembered today, but no one really knows it. As for the trophy, this was called an Anglo Saxon. An Anglo Saxon was the idea that one person needed to shine and be the “star” player in today’s words, Beowulf being the one that created the Anglo Saxon culture. Honor, power, and duty. All of these are motivations for Beowulf to kill Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and the Dragon at the end of the poem.
In Macbeth Act I Scene iii, the witches return once again but instead Macbeth is present and they present his future to him and Banquo. “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! [first witch] All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! [second witch] All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter! [third witch]” (page 327). Macbeth knows that this is nonsense at first then Ross (the messenger) speaks true to Macbeth. Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis and Ross was here to present him Thane of Cawdor. Banquo’s exact words aside to himself was “What, can the devil speak true?” (page 329). Banquo knew there was something up. Even though there was no effect on Macbeth when the messenger spoke to him, there will develop some suspicious thoughts to Banquo throughout the text due to the three prophecies that the witches presented to Macbeth and himself.
Foremost, King Duncan was murdered in the begging of Act II by Macbeth. This all was lead by peer pressure or mostly not wanting to be called a coward from his wife Lady Macbeth. “Was the hope drunk…And live a coward in thine own esteem, letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ like the poor cat I’ the’ adage?” (page 338). This example explains that being called a coward is a word no man wants to hear. It’s very offensive to Macbeth indeed he says “ Prithee, peace! I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more is none” (page 338). This translates into Macbeth telling his wife to shut up and that he is a man he will proceed into killing Duncan in Act II which you will read later on in the story. But he never had to fall into the guilt trip that his wife gave him. Everyone has a choice to decide whether or not they want to do it. Your very own conscience itself works in a mysterious way. Most minds think like, is this good,...

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