Beowulf and Sir Gawain

Beowulf and Sir Gawain

To conquer anything en needs to conquer. IT putting Nils Tie on ten Ellen well gal. NV the respect he earns for, that is what he will do. Being smart about his choices and going into the Green Knights “game” headstrong is the only way he will make it out alive. “And I am the slightest, the dullest of them all;’ My life the least, my death is no loss/ – My only worth is you, my royal/ Uncle, all my virtue is through you” (Raffle 354-357). Sir Gain is well aware of his condition and he accepts that he needs to take on this task, and in the end it will be a learning experience for him.

Beowulf on the other hand, although he may know right from wrong, he takes on a few challenges that leave him susceptible to being overpowered. He takes on multiple monsters that could easily have the upper hand. Still, he takes on each monster with commitment and prudence, outsmarting all but one – the big dragon. “It would be hard to survive unscathed near the hoard, to hold firm against the dragon in those flaming depths” (Haney 2547-2549). Beowulf pride and prowess sustain him but not enough this last time. The dragon attacks three times and Beowulf knows it is his mime to go.

Sensing he is near death, Beowulf thinks back on his life and reminisces all that he has done and accomplished. His wisdom helped him for a long 70 years of enduring battles in the most outrageous states, but his time has come and he will not be making it this time. On recounts of Sir Gain and Beowulf Journeys, their wisdom helps then through the toughest of situations however, not everyone makes it out alive. Beowulf and Sir Gain possess the proper elements that make them to be the epitome of epic heroes. All for the honor or their Kings and through the power of

God, they are called to adventure, they accept their rightful challenges, they break out of their comfort zones (some may larger than others), they conquer their fears, and they then claim the treasure they seek. Sir Gain sometimes doubts himself while Beowulf is fully confident however; they both do what needs to be done almost undeniably and inevitably. Even though Beowulf is arrogant at some times, he does not let his arrogance get in his way. Risking their lives and out of the goodness of their hearts, they kept their promises. As these selfless heroes give up their lives in the end, they do it for others, merely to make history.