Compare And Contrast Sir Gawain And Beowulf

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The stories of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf both tells the stories of two honorable and noble kings, whose bravery is put to the test when they have to overcome obstacles in order to succeed in returning a favor and keeping a promise. There are some similarities and some differences that could be analyzed from these stories due to the fact that they both have heroic reputations that they seem to own up to by the end of them. Although, along with the similarities are the differences between them because they both have different experiences with their journeys that are displayed in their stories. As you continue reading, you will be displayed these similarities and differences between both heroic stories along with summaries …show more content…
Then as soon as the holiday season approached once again, Gawain was off to the Green Chapel to search for the Green Knight. On his way, he encountered a castle at which he was welcomed to stay for the holidays with a magnificent lord and his wife. While he was there he was offered to play another game with the lord of the castle in which the directions stated that the both of them would have to go hunting and whatever they have won, they would have to bring back to each other in pursuit of finding the Green …show more content…
He was very brave by the reason that he was the only knight at King Arthur 's court that volunteered to participate in what everyone thought was the most silliest game ever. In addition, he wasnt scared to go through with his promise that he made with the Green Knight, even though it seemed impossible for someone to have the ability to survive after getting their head chopped off with an axe. He could also be labeled heroic because he proved why he has such a great reputation, and he overcame a heroic journey and a challenge in order to go through with his promise (even though he could have died from it). Although, he did make one mistake which was not being honest to the lord of the castle and telling him about the green girdle that he received from his wife in order to save his own life and reputation. In the end, he still could be labeled a hero because even though he was not completely honest, he regretted not doing what he promised which still makes him a great

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