Essay about Difference between Quests Doen by Female and Male Heroes
Unlike female protagonists, male protagonists are flat and non-individualized (Scott 63). The characteristics of these heroes are very easy to identify since they are not sophisticated characters. For example, the men are always courageous and inquisitive, like the soldier in The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm. He was not afraid of being decapitated and adventurously discovered the truth as to why the shoes of the princesses were worn out after each night. As a reward, the soldier succeeded in marrying one of the king's daughters. Prince Ivan in Prince Ivan, The firebird, and The Gray Wolf by Bilibin is also courageous and inquisitive. He was willing to accept the consequence of the road signs indicated by the pillar, which brought him to the firebird. This may be the reason that his other two brothers were never able to find the firebird. They didn't have the courage and inquisitiveness to take the risk of entering one of the roads which could lead to unfavorable circumstances. Male heroes do not shy away from tragedy, and quests done by them seem to be direct action, while quests by females are already decided for them; female heroes go through pain while waiting to be saved.
Another recurring pattern in the quest is that men are