Similarities And Differences Between Two Heroes
Similarities and Differences between Two Heroes
Although epic and medieval heroes are very different, they are also very similar. Both Beowulf, the epic hero from Beowulf and Sir Gawain , the medieval hero from ?Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? are examples that contain these similarities and differences.
Skill is one example that is shown with both Beowulf and Sir Gawain. Beowulf shows skill with his strength. He is able to defeat Grendel with this characteristic. Sir Gawain, on the other hand, shows skill in a different way, by being able to encourage the Green Knight not to kill him. ?Stop, green man! Don?t swing again.? Another similarity between a medieval and epic hero is the involvement of a challenge. Beowulf is involved with the challenge of defeating Grendel. ?Grendel came, hoping to kill (line 365).? Sir Gawain, however, is involved with the challenge of staying alive. ?He (Green Knight) swung his weapon swiftly up, and down, the blade toward the bare flesh (150-153).
Among the two similarities mentioned and other similarities as well, there are many differences. In Beowulf, paganism takes place, meaning that many Gods are believed in. ?Raise upwards
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