In terms of subjectivity, Beowulf has human flaws that can be said to have led to his downfall, but he is also the perfect hero who exhibits only the proper values of an Anglo-Saxon warrior. The scop who wrote this story depicted Beowulf in only a positive intended light, as this epic is meant to be the warrior?s story retold, highlighting their great feats and accomplishments. This being said, a hero to the Anglo-Saxons only had faults if they were unfaithful to their people or greedy, and Beowulf displays none of these qualities. Beowulf only acts in accordance to what he feels would be best for his people, his altruism exceeding those before him, and setting a precedent that no other could reach. While it is possible to interpret Beowulf as a hero with faults, he was not originally meant to be depicted that way.
His polished variant of his life story only builds the argument that he is indeed great. Throughout the Great Gatsby Fitzgerald uses all of these in order to build him up into this unattainable son of god. However in reality he remains a nobody from nowhere whom anyone has the potential to become. However he is a self-made man from nowhere who with hope, self-discipline, and drive, was able to achieve the status he had, and only his success is what distinguishes Gatsby from a nobody. F. Scott Fitzgerald advances the shining character of Gatsby through Nick Carraway’s narratives.
Beowulf is the better hero because he puts everyone else ahead of himself. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain is the lesser hero because he is only motivated by duty. King Arthur has agreed to the Green Knight's challenge however Sir Gawain intervened in the dealing. Gawain states, "I am the weakest of your warriors and the feeblest of wit; loss of my life would be least lamented. Were I not your nephew my life would mean nothing; to be born of your blood is my body's only claim."
The Green Knight is so powerful, it seems he can defeat all of Camelot with “menz words” it says “ but you've asked for folly, and folly You'll get! No one's afraid of your nonsense.”(325) Since the knights of Camelot wouldn't take up his offer, he's beaten them without lifting a finger. The green knight then laughs so hard that Arthur wince[s]“Light and fast , he ran and clasped the green knight’s hand.” (328) As the Knights were all together, something
‘Sit down’ (Golding 103). The conflict that arises when Jack speaks over the conch shows the clash between the organized personality of Ralph, who wants the conch to be used to create a system, and the unpredictable personality of Jack, who does not believe that the conch is necessary. When Jack calls an assembly using the conch, he tries to convince the group that Ralph is a bad leader. “‘He isn’t a proper chief.’ Jack clutched the conch to him. ‘He’s a coward himself’” (Golding 129).
Bertilak has one motive, that being to make Sir Gawain no longer look as if he is a Goddess, but as a failure. Lady Bertilak is very successful in deceiving Sir Gawain as part of Bertilak’s plan, leading to Bertilak's main motive being achieved, which is making Sir Gawain feel as if he is not as great as everyone thinks he is, and that really he is just a failure and sinner. At the end of the poem Sir Gawain and the Green knight meet to challenge each other when Bertilak reveals himself as the green knight “Because of our other agreement, in my castle; You kept it faithfully, performed like an honest Man, gave me everything you got. Except that you kissed my wife: I swung For that reason-but you gave me back her kisses” ( Page 128). Bertilak reviles himself, which conveys to Sir Gawain that he had been deceived the whole time, especially when Lady Bertilak acted as if no one would know and that they were completely alone the entire time she wanted to have relations with him.
All of these three reasons are connected to each other, when Creon has too much of self-righteousness and too much of a pride because he is a king, he does not listen to others and so the problems occur. So, all the things that he did comes back to him and strike him hard. He lost all his love ones, his son killed himself, his wife cursed him of as being the killer of her son before she died. Also, Antigone has to die because of him, his characteristic of a tragic hero in this tragedy in not to follow. We can learn from Creon that do not make ourselves higher than other and be self-centered.
Like Harrison, Equality 7-2521's genius mind forces him to the state of being jailed, Rand says, "This is a great sin, to be born with a head that is too quick." And "So we were taken to the stone room under the palace of corrective detention." This shows that both his individuality, caused by his exceptional mind makes him a threat to the council and the society their running. In comparison to Harrison Bergeron, Equality 7-2521's individuality drives him to risk his life for his beliefs by running away. Rand says, " 'How dared you, gutter cleaner,' spoke fraternity 9-3452, 'to hold yourself as one alone and with the thoughts of the one and not of the many?'
Due to these values which are instilled in Sir Gawain, he is one of King Arthur’s most respected and loved knight. All of these qualities are proved to be true when he takes the Green Knight’s challenge on behalf of King Arthur and Camelot. One night a “fearful form appeared, framed in the door: a mountain of a man, immeasurably high” (189. 136-137) comes to Arthur’s table and proposes a game by offering a challenge to the court in a brash and rude way. The Green Knight is referred to as a ghostly creature because of his magical qualities such as his green skin tone, and his odd ability to live without a head.
The Green Knight can be seen as a Godly figure. Lastly the fair lady seen as a sin. When comparing the main characters of the poem one could find allergy connects from them to everyday perceptions. Sir Gawain is more than just a brave knight; he 's a normal man, if placed in the current time period. A knight is seen as someone who is perfect at all he does, a person who doesn’t give into sin, somebody who is godly.
During the 3 swings from the axe of the Green Knight, we are able to view several parts of Gawain’s true character. During the first stroke, Gawain flinches and shrinks his shoulders back slightly; clearly fearing the pain his natural instincts tell him accompanies the blade. The Green Knight scoffs at this display of cowardice, exclaiming, “You are not Gawain the glorious, the green man said…and now you flee for fear and have felt no harm” (58. 2270-2272) mocking the brave Gawain’s momentary lack of courage and pointing out the cracks in his character that illustrate his true lack of perfection. During the second stroke, Gawain remains resolute and shows no weakness through the Green Knight’s second feint and Gawain survives the final stroke without so much as a slight nick from the great blade.