Comparing Heroes In Beowulf And Sir Gawain

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A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities is commonly known of as a hero. The three different heroes discussed here include, Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and Hamlet who specialize inversely in their own unique way of being a role model to their people. The first hero, Beowulf, is categorized as a brave warrior who will fight til death in order to win for the Danes. His motivation than differs greatly from the other two since Sir Gawain emphasizes valor and personal honor. Hamlet is a quintessential or perfect example of a tragic hero. There are several similarities among the three characters, but they are dealt with in a different manner among each other. The three stories showcase the specific qualities of each hero and how they are essential in the outcome of their journeys. First, Beowulf was a role model to the Danes due to the fact that…show more content…
Unlike the other two heroes, Hamlet does not have to work at his abilities because they come natural to him since he is the Prince. Hamlet is then able to have several connections, which benefit him in his seek for revenge of his father’s death. He never purposely set out to prove his worth, as both Beowulf and Sir Gawain did. Instead, Hamlet held a deep connection with the power of language and words in a way that all characters were somehow affected by the meaning of his poisoned confrontations. Unlike how the other two stories were driven by violence in the act of bravery and honor, the action of the poem, Hamlet, is driven by words. Eventually, Hamlet’s greatest gift turned out to be his tragic flaw as well. Since he was an exaggerated man, he got caught up in the intense identification and understanding of the power of words and language. Subsequently, Hamlet’s focus changed in his determination to get revenge causing death to

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