Comparing Beowulf And King Arthur

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For several generations, Beowulf as well as King Arthur have been well known for their heroic and courageous acts. While both characters acted with courage and seemed as if their intentions were to only benefit their people, their motives were different as well as how they were perceived by society. Although in many ways the stories of Beowulf and King Arthur are very similar, they also have several differences that are clear to see. In King Arthur, although his intentions were truly to protect his people, many at first questioned whether he was fit to be a king. When he was able to pull out the sword from the stone, many were ecstatic while others were doubtful. On the other hand for Beowulf, his intentions differed from King Arthur’s.

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