Patterns in Heroic Literature
English 283 discusses many themes of British Literature, covering novels from ancient to modern times. These themes are evident in the personality of the main character, usually the hero, of each novel. These themes include loss of a close friendship and great displays of violence. However, one prominent theme in most of the novels is that the hero waits until the moment when he most needed to
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wields the power of the magical stones. Henry V is also a hero who becomes a great leader in a time of need. Henry guides his troops against all odds through a seemingly hopeless war to a great victory. All of these characters withheld their leadership ability until it was necessary and needed. Each character and novel, whether ancient or modern, follows the pattern that the hero becomes a leader in a time of distress.