Hrothgar recalls, “Ecgtheow acknowledged me with oaths of allegiance” (472). Beowulf traveled with his men to fight a fearsome monster not for the glory of it but so that he could help his father to repay his debt. Many years later, Wiglaf shows his loyalty and devotion to his king Beowulf by following him into the fray when no one else did, promising, “I shall stand by you” (2668). In the end, this loyalty reveals Wiglaf’s valor, proving him to be just as heroic a character as Beowulf. The characters in Beowulf demonstrate three of the most important morals at the time of the story’s creation: bravery, honor, and loyalty.
Finally, both men beowulf and wiglaf, demonstrate Anglo- Saxon value of loyalty. All decisions made by both men are done due to their loyalty to their king and the Danes. Beowulfs loyalty to the danes stems from his fathers war, that hrothgar ended. Hrothgar explains, “Ecgtheow acknowledged me with oaths of allegiance.” (33) Beowulf and his men went to fight grendel not to make himself a bigger hero but to honor his father and pay off his debt to Hrothgar. This is a demonstration of loyalty because beowulf chose to go into battle not because he wanted to but because he wanted to show his loyalty to his father by paying off his debt.
Sir Gawain Lit. Analysis In the Pearl Poet’s poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, we get a taste of what living by the chivalric code was like. The chivalric code was a list of standards which a knight was to live up to and, Sir Gawain does not fall short of doing just that. Sir Gawain upholds the chivalric code by proving his chivalry, piety, and chasity. Chivalry has many features that shape a knight, however the virtues that Sir Gawain presents the most are courage and honesty.
Sir Lancelot was one of the most strongest most heroic medieval knights in the round table. King Arthur trusted Lancelot because he was known to never lose a fight, joust, or battle. Sir Lancelot was one of the most popular medieval knights in King Arthur’s court, and he was also very popular with the ladies. Lancelot was determined to fight his hardest for his king (King Arthur) and his loyalty and determination helped him to be chosen for a spot at the round table. Sir Lancelot , one of the most well known medieval knights fought for his; romance with Guinevere, his sword the Arondignt, and pushed for his quest of the Holy Grail.
He wants to set a strong example for his son, Travis, just like his father did for him. Even though Walter is the main character of the story, it is the women in his life who have the biggest dream for him, to find his own manhood. Manliness is having the strength to stand up for what is right, and Mama realizes that Walter has found his manhood when she says to Ruth, “He finally come into his manhood today, didn’t he? Kind of like a rainbow after the rain”(1935). Throughout the play when Walter loses and eventually recovers his pride it forms a major plotline in the play.
Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461). Odysseus and Telémachus brought honor back to their family because they displayed their strength and gallantry when they killed the suitors. Orestes and Agamemnon are two more characters that have an interesting father-son bond and are both very important to the plot of The Odyssey. Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra,
In Titus 3:2 it says “to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people (ESV).” If there were a verse to symbolize the idea of a perfect knight, it would be Titus 3:2. It exemplifies the rules of chivalry back in the medieval romance period very well. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain illustrates the rules of chivalry and event to the point where some consider him the perfect knight. Unfortunately though, there are times throughout the poem that he displays his imperfections, but do they outweigh all the multiple other positive attributes and decisions he makes? One of his positive qualities that could make him a perfect knight, is his constant humble nature.
During the Medieval times chivalry was one of the most important characteristics a knight could display. Chivalry was viewed as a moral obligation that involved bravery, honor, respect, and gallantry. Knights were expected to uphold this code or face social consequences for any infractions, with punishments ranging from humiliation to termination of their knighthood. “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” presents the struggles knights faced with honoring the chivalrous code at all times. Sir Gawain, while imperfect, exhibits qualities expected of knights and embodies the internal struggle between honoring the chivalrous code and giving into selfish desires.
Perceval was an epic hero just as Dante by leaving home to be a knight, he had a special weapon given to him saying,“This sword, dear brother,was destined for you and none other” (Perc.192-193) the sword was for him only for his bravery. Perceval had another characterisitc as a epic hero by the great loyalty he had for his mother to come home again. The
Ahmed Ammar Albannai 2-10-2016 Honors English period D Ms. Sandy Richard III In the play of Richard III there were two major roles that affected the morale of the story. The two characters were Buckingham and Hastings. Buckingham is loyal to Richard , he is his right hand and he is willing to do anything that Richard asks him to do. Hastings is the one who’s loyal to the royal family and he is loyal to King Edward and the prince. The difference between them is that one of them is loyal in a good way and the other one is loyal in a cruddy way.