Beowulf’s father Ecgtheow had started a rivalry. The king Hrothgar helped stop the feud, “Ecgtheow acknowledged me with oaths of allegiance.”(470) Loyalty is exhibited when Beowulf returns to Geatland and Queen Hygd offers the throne to Beowulf. The Queen Zerpa 2 believed that her son was not fit to rule the kingdom. However, Beowulf refuses the offer and serves his king with faith and loyalty. He expresses his loyalty yet again to the royal
Gawain volunteered himself because he believed that he was the weakest the knights from Arthur’s round table we are shown just how honorable Gawain was to King Arthur when he said, “Were I not your nephew my life would mean nothing; to be born of your blood is my body’s only claim.” (356-357) Beowulf and Sir Gawain are seen by audiences as both tremendously heroic. Beowulf might have been the strongest man, but Gawain was honorable and moral, much like a true hero should
The focus on him and belief that he was real makes him legendary and important to come cultures. Third, Beowulf has character traits that reflect the societal ideal. Many admired him for his outstanding courage in battle. Beowulf was fiercely loyal to his king. The main value that Beowulf represented was that he only ever battled for the fame it would bring him, never just to battle something or someone.
Therefore, when people are cowardice, they still create a kinship since they are feeling ashamed for what they have done. Kinship is everywhere in Beowulf. Doesn’t matter if the tribe is brave enough to put his life in danger for the King in a crisis, or run away with cowardice, kinship still exists between them. When the tribe stays by the King’s side when the King is in danger, he is showing great loyalty toward the King; When the tribes run away from the King to save their lives, they are cowardice, but then they come back to the King after the crisis with shame and mourn for his death, which shows that the kinship exists in cowardice as
Restraining his anger, Odysseus “stood up to it, steady as a rock” (463-4). Evidently, this psychological torment requires great strength to resist, however, the king disregards this as he is “fighting a battle for the sake of his own possessions” (471). When the honor of his family and household are in question, the king tolerates acts of disrespect because he knows that “pausing was essential” (Shapiro) in order to comprehend the distant consequences of impulsive
Prideful because all he tries to do is chance Doodle rather than letting him be who he is . Not letting himself accept himself the way he is. Brother's pride pushes him to give Doodle an existence away from his bed, and it is his obsession that leads to Doodle's tragic demise. Brother's pride did create a facsimile (copy) of real life for Doodle, but in the end, it crumbled him, brought to its knees by pride and selfishness. Brother did love Doodle, but his ego overshadowed the fact the he was just trying to protect Doodle from a world that doesn't tolerate those that are different.
Lastly, Henry defends Matthew from Hornbeck, and respects Matthew for who he is, even though Matthew is his opponent in court. When Matthew is taken to the doctor, Hornbeck starts to insult and denigrate Matthew. After a few exchanges between the two of them Hornbeck says that Henry is too soft-hearted because he is sad about the death of Matthew. Henry then replies, “Why? Because I refuse to erase a man’s lifetime?
Lord Capulet was kind and gentle about her in Act II, Scene I but when she had to refuse to marry Paris in Act III, Scene V he couldn't care less about her wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. Juliet was respected by her father to a certain extent as long as she was being constantly weary about what she said and did. She had no say and no one to stand up for her when Capulet claimed he was always morally correct. I felt that behind the fake care of his daughter for his reputation, Capulet did not care for his daughter as a top priority in his life. This could be counteracted by stating that Capulet’s want to be constantly obeyed could've been excused in 14Th century Italy as he was just the modal gentleman of the
Irony is persistent throughout the story. Also, Abner constantly stresses to Sarty the importance of being loyal to your family. Abner tells Sarty “You gotta learn to stick to your own blood or you ain’t gonna have any blood to stick to you” (Faulkner 3). In other words, Abner was telling Sarty that if you are not loyal to your family, no matter the circumstances, then you will not have any place to turn to when you need help. This is ironic, because though Sarty was defiant towards his family, and broke his loyalty with pure intentions, what his father said proved to be true.
Yet king Duncan wanted lands and victory ordered his loyal soldier Macbeth to bring the head of the rival king instead getting his own dirty, “What bloody man is that? He can report, /As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state. (I.ii.1-3) but because of an evil drive his life was short lived. His death was the ultimate sign of a greater evil that arose in his kingdom. It showed that through the imagery in
Outside King Edward 's castle, Malcolm talks with Macduff, letting him know that he doesn 't believe him since he has left his family in Scotland and may be furtively living up to expectations for Macbeth. To figure out if Macduff is dependable, Malcolm drifts on about his own indecencies. He concedes that he ponders whether he is fit to be lord, since he claims to be vulgar, insatiable, and brutal. At in the first place, Macduff graciously can 't help contradicting his future ruler, however in the end Macduff can 't keep himself from shouting out, "O Scotland, Scotland!" (4.3.101).
In this quote it 's showing how king Duncan trust macbeth and rewarded him with being the thane of cawdor. Everything start to change when Macbeth and Banquo receive a message from the witches that he “shall be king”(1.3.90). Macbeth felt so good about himself because he found out that he gonna be king. But he found out that king Duncan son was gonna be king, but Macbeth started to feel guilt and that