This paper will tell examples and reasoning of why Beowulf is all of these things. An epic hero is one that stands out among all the rest. Even after hearing many stories of Grendel’s wrath, he still planned to fight the best without any hesitation. The reader would believe this is an example of a very brave fighter. Beowulf shows his abilities and proves brave enough as he resolves to kill the “lady monster”, (excerpt page 40).
The King of the Danes was dejected until Beowulf arrived, (Line 18) showing that Beowulf selflessly gave himself as a symbol of hope to the King and the people. Beowulf demonstrates fortitude when another monster, Grendel’s mother, attacks Heorot and kills Hrothgar’s friend. Instead of leaving her be and simply thinking that he had helped enough by
Beowulf was fearless of all opponents and fought to defend his fame and glory. Beowulf did not need to tell anyone that he was fearless; he showed them how fearless he was. Beowulf needed no sword or shield to protect him from Grendel when he killed Grendel with his own hands "My lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linden shield: my hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against the monster". Beowulf jumped in the water to fight Grendel's mourning mother, he did not know where he was going yet, he went for glory
According to Michael Stanford, author of “A Companion to the Study of History,” chance is something that can not be forseen, or explained.  “William’s immediate feeling when he heard the news from England was of outraged pride, and I think that must have remained the prime cause of what he did,” Howarth writes.  According to William of Poitiers, a Norman who served Duke William, and numerous sources mentioned in Howarth’s book, William was promised the crown of England from King Edward.  William of Poitiers is considered a reliable source because he wrote Gesta Willelmi only a few short years after the campaign of 1066, but unreliable due to his involuntary bias towards the Normans. Howarth also
All agree that the knight has answered aright and deserves to keep his life, when the old woman reminds the knight of his promise: she now demands that he marry her. He is aghast but has to accede to her request. The knight marries the old woman "prively" (quietly, a "private ceremony" as we say today) but when his wife comes to bed, she rebukes him for his lack of
David defeats Goliath In “David and Goliath”, David’s will to survive is based on his faith that God has plans for him, and his people. David’s will to survive is shown by the actions he takes to help his tribe survive. He steps forward to fight Goliath when no one else would. David, a shepherd boy, volunteers to fight Goliath saying, “Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied” (“David and Goliath” n.pg.). In the quote the weapons that Goliath has represent the true physical danger involved.
Macbeth is a play about a soldier who comes under his wives influence to commit regicide so as to become king and his wife to join him as queen. Their relationship is presented as being strong. Macbeth treats his wife differently to how other men treated their wives back then. In society then, women listened to whatever their husbands said, but in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s case, Macbeth treated his wife with affection and told her everything. “This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness”.
Beowulf was fearless of all opponents and fought to defend his fame and glory. Beowulf did not need to tell anyone that he was fearless; he showed them how fearless he was. Beowulf needed no sword or shield to protect him from Grendel when he killed Grendel with his own hands "My lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linden shield: my hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against the monster". Beowulf jumped in the water to fight Grendel's mourning mother, he did not know where he was going yet, he went for glory and fame showing no fear. Beowulf displayed that he was very resourceful, as well as, the other traits listed.
Right from the very beginning, Arthur was the hero of this story and he absolutely met those standards, or expectations that were of him. With his early royalty came great change for the better. King Arthur decided to shape his government and rule in such a way that not only did his people and government gain from it but he did as well. The philosophy that he shaped his government around did not, however, come from his idea but Merlyn’s! In which to me, is a very smart thing to do.
In this code, Lancelot is to be found exemplary. To prove himself worthy as a knight of the Round Table, Lancelot must embark on a quest, and it is while on this quest that "A seemingly never-ending series of victories wins him the title of 'the best knight in the world' dedicated to defending the rights of the weak and the oppressed" (Walters xxi). The perfect lover is a bit easier for the modern reader to understand, as it is much the same as today. To prove himself the perfect lover, Lancelot defends the honor of his Lady above all, denies himself the pleasure of all other ladies, and accepts whatever might come of the quest for perfect love. Chrétien de Troyes’ The Knight of the Cart provides introduction to Lancelot.