Beowulf

By Ko'a Moe

My own hero

The hero in my life would be my mom. She is independent, happy, loving, supportive, and really just a great person. She was in the Army for 20 years and is really tough because of that, and I really admire her strength, because, quite honestly, I cannot stand emotionally weak people. She is always there for me and encourages me in wrestling, music, piano, judo, hula and everything I do.

Quote

Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
-Bob Riley
This quote is saying that heroes cannot be created by the hard times, but rather the true heroes within ourselves comes out during the hard times. I like it because, it is almost saying that everyone has a bit of hero inside of them.

In Beowulf, Beowulf was the obvious hero. But I think that the hero that was revealed during the hard time was Wiglaf. Wiglaf went and fought besides Beowulf's side when he was losing and when all the others left them, this made him the real hero. Just like Wiglaf stepped in to help, so did my mom. When I was younger my father lost his job, so right away my mother stepped in to get a job and help support my family until my dad got another job.

Connections

Both Beowulf and Indiana Jones were epic heroes. They fought and survived fights that would never even happen in real life, and had many deadly battles. They were both incredibly brave when fighting and saving other. Allusions to the Bible were also seen in both. Cain and Able in Beowulf and the Ark Of the Covenant in Indiana Jones.