A humble knight is an honest and just knight. “He restored all the stolen land to its rightful owners, and set about building castles to defend all the coasts and borders of the kingdom,” (Excalibur pp 13). This displays Arthur’s humility because he was selfless and put other’s needs before his own. Another example of when Arthur showed humility was when sir Ector kneeled before him once realizing Arthur was the new king. At once Arthur got down on his knees as well because he was too humble and did not like the feeling of being superlative to anyone.
Since Grendel is going to fight without the use of weapons, Beowulf creates equality and therefore earns himself even more respect by doing the same. The less confident King Arthur on the other hand fights only with weapons. Once his wounds were amended his first thought was, "I have no sword," followed by the task of finding him one. This demonstrates Arthur's relative weakness in his dependence on weapons when held in comparison to Beowulf's willingness to fight a creature greater than himself with nothing but his bare hands. It is this that I feel best illustrates Beowulf's
An example of honor is when he chooses t fight Grendel with no armor. “unarmed he shall face me, if face me he dares.” (685-685). This proves to the reader and to Beowulf’s men that he is a truly honorable warrior. He has gone above and beyond to make the fight equitable and make sure that he is at no advantage. The last trait that Beowulf shows is bravery.
A series of three battles allows the reader to understand things about Beowulf that reveal the mortal side of him. The greatest strength Beowulf possessed was his courage and confidence. When he arrived in the land of the Danes, he was willing to give his full services to the Danes in order to free them from the years of trouble they had suffered at the hand of Grendel. At this point in the story, the reader sees the first sign of Beowulf’s invincibility. The way he was welcomed into the kingdom showed the trust the king, Hrothgar, had in Beowulf.
Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon epic about a great warrior who values the Anglo-Saxon ideas of loyalty, personal indebtedness, fame, fate, and heroism. The epic is named after, and centered on, Beowulf and his quests; however, several other characters also reflect Anglo-Saxon values throughout the story. For example, King Hrothgar built “the best/ Of all mead-halls” (ll.145-146) so that his “men lived happy” (l. 15). Hrothgar built the mead-hall because he was indebted to his men who served and protected him. Meanwhile, Beowulf was indebted to Hrothgar because Hrothgar once defended Beowulf’s family.
He is considered a legend due to his bravery and excellent skill to stay alive throughout 12 battles without even a scar. His role as a Knight of the Round Table sprouted his fame in the world. King Arthur, a mythical figure that was a hero in British Literature, is viewed as a role model and a truly good person in
His courage and strength exceed all human men. Beowulf came willingly to help the Danes which was highly unusual in a time of war (Fisher). He set a moral example for human beings spreading the need of friendship. Beowulf was most definitely the ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior as an epic hero of epic proportions (GÓMEZ-CALDERÓN). Gilgamesh was destined to greatness from birth.
Another early example of Situational Irony is the faith that Duncan has on Macbeth. Duncan has all the rights and reason to trust Macbeth because he has done so many great things for him but he never accounted for his most loyal subject to betray him. Furthermore, the biggest example of situational irony throughout the play is Macbeth’s kingship. This is true because after he received his coronation, for that short period of time he enjoys being king. But as time went by, he became more paranoid then he has been all along, especially after the murder of Banquo when Macbeth says “Prithee, see there!
Will Wagner Weis Period 4 9/16/2017 Sir Gawain and his Journey In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the hero, that is a knight of the round table under the name of Sir Gawain is challenged, accepts the challenge, and then gains the honor and clout that he set out to gain. Sir Gawain is one of Arthur's most well known and liked Knights because of his uncanny ability to do the right thing. As the start of Gawain’s journey, he is called to action by the Green Knight. While at King Arthur’s round table, Arthur says that he will not eat until something interesting happened. Here is where the the Green Knight exclaiming “Where is the lord of this company?”.
Upon discovering the sin committed between his wife and best friend, he nevertheless values his kingship before love. Arthur states, “And much more I am sorrier for my good knights’ loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company” (Malory 336). For the king, brotherhood, loyalty, and the knightly code are more important than emotional entanglements. Lancelot and his knights are more of a liability to Arthur than the enchanting
Of all the great men over the ages there are some who rose above them all. One of them, the embodiment of the American spirit and nation, was George Washington. As I have heard, throughout my various classes, of the very humble man who thought himself not worthy to lead the Continental Army yet was the best fit for the nation of puzzle pieces. This great man knew many secrets men still desire to know to this day. He lived actively and happily and understood well the concept that, “it is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company”.
In my opinion George Washington is the strongest president. Why? becase he was a genral in the British army then left adn became the commander of the continental army he was a war hero and every one knew him. He was elected twice but not the third and not because no one voted for him but because he drop out because he wanted his own life. After retiring "George Washington was rewarded for his superior leadership skills when he was given the tremendous responibility of serving as the nations first president.