Wiglaf knows of the many triumphs Beowulf endeavors, and sees it as an encouragement. If Beowulf was able to defeat, why couldn't Wiglaf. Wiglaf is extremely brave to continue the fight Beowulf had started and kill the dragon as his loyalty shines through. Beowulf and Wiglaf are genuinely loyal characters in the epic poem. The two inferior men endeavored many hardships throughout because of their loyalty to others.
The opportunity to beat fate was too good to pass up. It did not help that his wife felt the same way as well. She facilitated the murder and assured her husband that it was what needed to be done. After Macbeth killed the king, he found himself no longer a true and loyal soldier, on the inside that is. He made sure to put on a façade which would lead the King’s men to believe he was still a respectful and loyal man.
There is a long monologue of Macbeth: “… He's here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself….” —1.7.15-19 Here, Macbeth tells us the double trust of Duncan. From Macbeth’s words, it is easy to find that he is the last possible person to murder Duncan. Therefore, theoretically Duncan is very safe in Macbeth’s castle. But the irony is that the safest place becomes the most dangerous one. Duncan’s trust on Macbeth gives Macbeth the chance to carry out the murder.
These ideals were meant to guide a knight in combat and in his daily life. They involved strict obedience to the laws of the Church, faithful service to one’s liege, protection and defense of the weaker as well as honesty. Seven of these rules which played a major part in the story “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” are: “To serve the liege lord in valour and faith. To live by honour and for glory. To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit.
Before addressing the people at Herot, Beowulf asks the lord and master if he would graciously allow him to greet him in person and report his errand. Sir Gawain too asks for permission before fighting the Green Knight. He displays great humility towards Arthur by saying, I am the weakest. He would risk his own life instead of placing Arthur at risk. They are both motivated by the wellbeing of their people to fight.
The Code of Chivalry The world of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is run by an established code of behavior. Chivalry shapes the values and actions of Sir Gawain and other characters in the poem. For example, Arthur’s court is ruled by the code of chivalry. Arthur is introduced to us as the “most courteous of all,” and since he is the king the reader can assume that rankings are based heavily on how chivalrous one is. Sir Gawain is first introduced to us as “the good knight” and sits next to the Queen, meaning he is ranked high in power and must also be very chivalrous.
LaVelle Steeple 1/8/12 ELA mrs.anthony the odyssey essay shaping sheet odysseus care about his mean. odysseus show his loyalty to his men by leaving the safety of his ship to save save them from crice , saying "you'll never bring back a single man alive quick , cut and run with the rest of us here. (238,296). his loyalty is very strong to his men because he is welling to risk his body and will to live and keep part of his voyage going.being a good hero is being loyal to your men by putting your men before yourself. odysseus save his crew from the wrath of cyclups."
Macduff is convincing Malcolm to come back and fight Macbeth to get the throne back, however Malcolm asks why because Macbeth is a good person. Malcolm tells Macduff that he had none of the ability to be a king. Macduff seemed to have his hope broken, and he talks about his love/loyalty to Scotland. After listening to Macduff, Malcolm seemed to be convinced, and he says that Macduff is trustworthy. (I don’t know what a doctor told Malcolm, and what they are talking about) he talks about the healing powers that Edward, the King of England has – people are coming to the castle to be healed (Edward will lay his hands on them to cure them); Malcolm says this is a gift and that kings inherit the power to heal their people (either literally or metaphorically – that is, true kings can benefit their country; the suggestion is that Macbeth cannot do this because he is not a true king.
Like Achilles, Siegfried was made immortal by a magical bath, and like Achilles, Siegfried still had to have courage in the battles he fought. People should pay attention to the great courage of Siegfried, and try to be like him. “In the Netherlands there grew the child of a noble king his father had for name Siegemund, his mother Sieglind, in a mighty castle known far and wide, in the lowlands of the Rhine: Xanten.” (Nibelungenlied 5) . Siegfried grew up in his father's castle and was a crown prince. Siegfried, like his barbarian ancestors, was brawny; this made him an excellent and courageous fighter.
Yet he was forced into the same position. George said to Lennie: “No, Lennie. Look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.”(Page 106) He was having Lennie think about their friendship and the dream, he couldn’t just bluntly tell Lennie “I have to shoot you.” The way George had Lennie look across the river before he killed him was very smart, making him peaceful and calm. George told Lennie a beautiful story to dull the pain to come. I couldn’t imagine having to be put into a situation like George was, but I know I could make the right decision, as George