Analysis of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf

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According to Sir Gawain and Beowulf heroic adventures, Sir Gawain has to leave his place by himself to meet the Green Knight and takes a risk on his own way as same as Beowulf who went out from his palace to beat the dragon by himself. However, their calls to the adventures contrast Sir Gawain and Beowulf heroic stories. The first decision is the most significant part of the heroic story that the protagonist has to choose either go out following the call or step away. Expectedly, every protagonist is going to present himself to the call and set off his journey. For example, Sir Gawain and Beowulf have chosen to set off their journeys by themselves. From the two stories, Sir Gawain and Beowulf have truly the identical idea leading them to make their journeys. It is self-glorification, or reputation. Both of them want to praise themselves. Sir Gawain wants to the king Arthur and the other lords to glorify his bravery against the Green Knight. As Sir Gawain craves for pride, “ To be gone from this bench and stand by you there, if I without discourtesy might quit this board, and if my liege lady misliked it not, I would come to your counsel before your court noble. For I found it not fit, as in faith it is known, when such a boon is begged before all these knights, though you be tempted thereto, to take it on yourself. While so bold men about upon benches sit, that no host under heaven is hardies of will, nor better brothers-in-arms where battle is joined; I am the weakest,
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