Comparing Sir Gawain And The Green Knight And Beowulf Essay

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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 of them.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells the heroic story of how around Christmas time, the Green Knight is sent to King Arthur 's Court to test the glory of the many knights that were there and to also scare Queen Guinevere. He proposes a (to what the knights think) impossible game, and the directions to that game was that he would give one of the knights that were there permission to chop off his head with an axe only if they would agree to meet with him (within the time limit of one year and a day) to have their head chopped off in return. Seeing the fact that it would be shameful for King Arthur to go through with a “silly” game like that, Sir Gawain volunteered to participate instead.

So then Gawain chops off the head of…

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