Consider the main character from “Sigurd the Volsung.” What kind of person is Sigurd? What tests of character confront him? To what extent does he pass them? Which temptations does he resist, and which does he find irresistible? Why? How does the role of magic in this epic affect his characterization? How does his behavior affect his heroic image? How does Sigurd’s behavior and experiences connect to modern-day society?