Example Of Heroism In Beowulf

Decent Essays

Throughout this semester I have had the opportunity to discover many outstanding texts that have extraordinary themes to them which I could relate to personally. I have gained a great amount of knowledge from studying the texts from this semester. At points I sometimes wish that I could have the chance to read even more because I thoroughly enjoy it. Although there are many texts that we studied, I especially enjoyed, Beowulf, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, and Morte D’Arthur. To begin, in the text, Beowulf, there was a theme of heroism which made the story one of my favorites. Beowulf is an outstanding hero who is willing to give up his life to save everyone. He has insane battles against scary monsters that no one else could even …show more content…

However, Arthur doesn’t die, Arthur pulls the spear further into his body and continues to kill his son while there is a spear through his whole body. That takes a lot of guts to be able to put yourself through that much pain in order to save the kingdom from evil. It amazes me how much King Arthur sacrifices in this story, which is why its one of my favorites. Last but not least, the poem, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, has a very deep explanation which is why It is my last Favorite text. In this poem it is about a man who is going on an adventure and he is leaving his wife behind. He tells his wife not to worry because he will always return this is why this poem is many times related to a compass. In the poem, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, it mentions, “Our two souls therefore, which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet, A breach, but an expansion” (Lines 21-23). John Donne was saying from this quote, that even though the husband has to go on an adventure he will always come back. It means that no matter how far he is away from his wife he will always be connected to her and he will never leave her. Just like a compass, he can’t make the circle without the leg to keep the compass grounded. Just like His wife keeps him grounded and he can’t do anything without her. This poem is an amazing love poem and has a deep meaning to it. I believe that every relationship should form around this poem. In conclusion, the texts, Beowulf, Morte D’Arthur,

Get Access