What defines a true ultimate hero? Beowulf, who was an epic hero was King Hrothgar’s “saving grace” when the Danes needed it the most, or Sir Gawain, who was remarkably loyal to his king as he stepped in to defend King Arthur and his fellow knights from being ridiculed from the Green Knight and was brave enough to accept the Green Knight’s “blow for a blow in one year's time” agreement? Both of these men were the most honorable heroes of their time but are very different types of heroes. One was a man who exemplified all values of an epic hero and the other was a noble knight who values the idea of chivalry and courtesy, above all else. The epic poem of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is remembered by audiences around the world for the way Sir Gawain carried himself with exceptional courage and how courteous of an individual he was.
In Geoffrey Chaucer 's "The Canterbury Tales", it portrays the characters from every level of feudal society and reveals the social roles from each character played throughout the chapters. In his masterpiece, Chaucer also uses satire to speak about human morality through the medieval era when the Catholic Church was governed by England. Chaucer starts his examination right on time with three religious characters-first being the monk. Monks should experience their lives in destitution, virtue, and submission something that this specific monk neglected to do. He enjoyed owning numerous stallions and dressing pleasantly which contaminated his motivation of destitution.
A conceited, egotistical man was only aware of himself. Amusingly, our ways of choosing leaders today seem to prefer the conceited and egotistical. But of all the virtues, humility is one that life will teach us if we don’t learn it on our own. Generosity, therefore, is a timeless virtue that lives in the heart. Indeed, the literal translation of the Lakota word for generosity, canteyuke (chan-te-you-keh), means “has a heart.” Humility may be the most difficult quality to learn and maintain.
“And she pressed the sash upon him and begged him to take it, and Gawain did…” (L. 233-234). He gives in to the temptation unlike the merciful god and Jesus. He hides the sash, but the Red Lord/ The Green Knight knows of his gift. When the time comes for Gawain’s strike to be on him, the Green knight tells him that he knows of the sash and feels pity and for the Knight, for he is just a human and values his life. The Biblical God shows mercy to the human race in the bible and offers them many signs of his love and mercy in his stating to reconciliation and prayer for mercy.
POSING AS A KNIGHT? Brave, courage, humble, persistence, focus, caring, determination, dedication, perseverance, visionary and so many more characteristics describe an ideal knight, a modern day hero and figure that could be equivalent in today’s society. These characteristics, however, are what William Thatcher poses in the movie “Knights Tales”. In this movie we discover that William is a peasant who takes the opportunity to become a knight and change his stars. He was fearless, motivated and had the courage to do this.
Lancelot is also a handsome and modest man. Lancelot’s ideal behavioural characteristics can be seen when Sir Ector says, “Thou were the head of all Christian knights! And now I dare say, thou Sir Lancelot, there thou liest, that thou were never matched of earthy knight’s hand! And thou were the courteous knight that ever bare shield! And thou were the truest friend to thy lover that ever bestrad horse, and thou were the truest lover of a sinful man that ever loved a woman, and thou were the kindest man that ever strake with a sword.
He starts off as a kind man who felt pride in being asked to make certain of the witchcraft and fells confident in his faith and knowledge. He is an honest man and relies on evidence to determine whether or whether not witchcraft is happening. There is no superior motive. “No, no. Now let me instruct you.
The Wisdom of Atticus Finch “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”, said Buddha, who was the main teacher for people seeking the spiritual enlightenment of buddhahood. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement. If someone has good wisdom they can deal with hard situations easier. In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus is a wise father, clever lawyer and a brave man.
With varying narrators in both the Nun’s Priest’s Tale and Flush, the moral extracted from the text comes to be more interpretive previously was the case in Henryson’s work. Henryson presented short simple stories that explicitly told you what the purpose of the story was, giving you the meaning that he wanted you to take. As J. Allan Mitchell stated “medieval exemplary narratives serve as guide to personal deliberation and action” (3). Identically to Henryson, Chaucer at the end of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale gives a moral conclusion, where through the Nun’s Priest he states the supposed moral of the tale; “Allas! Ye lords, many a fals flatour Is in your