Honor In Braveheart Character Analysis

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When someone is described as having the characteristic of honor they are usually described as honest, trustworthy and brave, but the list can go on. Throughout many novels, honor is a specific characteristic that the characters perform, giving them a sense of honor. Honor is a very noble quality that many people understand throughout the literary stories. In the literary works of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight different characteristics that represent honor are performed by William Wallace, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain. In the literary story, Braveheart, the main character William Wallace, who is played by Mel Gibson, is a leader who shows what honor really is. William Wallace begins his act of honor when his wife is executed due to the attacking an English soldier. After the execution of his wife, William Wallace gathers an army of Scottish men to go against the English, for their independence. William Wallace shows how honorable he is when he never gives up, and continues to fight for his, and the Scottish, independence (Braveheart). The fight that William Wallace and the Scottish fought against the English shows Wallace’s honorability because he stuck by the Scottish even if it meant his life would…show more content…
William Wallace, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain performed the characteristic of honor in similar and in different ways, all showing how honorable they are. Honor can be someone who is brave and never gives up, someone who is loyal, and someone who is respectful and does the right thing. The driving force to a successful life, honor, is defined in many people in literary works and in people today. There are many qualities that go with honor, not just stopping at bravery, loyalty, and respect, the list goes on. Honor, the driving force to success, is achieved in literary works, helping people learn what the term really means and how to become an honorable
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