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Legendary heroes from literature show many different sides of heroismThe tales of Beowulf The Illiad and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight all highlight how heroes should act Many stories from the past show the same conflicts over and over Traditional heroes concern themselves with the protection of the week fighting evil endangering themselves for others and gaining rewardsThe Green Knight portrays heroism more than Beowulf Achilllies or Gawain Bragging is used in all the modern and renaissance period of writing Beowulf thinks he of himself as brave As Beowulf introduces himself to the people acts as if hes not brave He decides to take the quest for the money and the rewards My people have said the wisest the most knowing and the best of them that my duty was to go the Danes the Great king They have seen my strengthens for themselves have watched me rise from the darkness of the war line 245 248 This quote shows how Beowulf bragging lead him to become a hero Achillies brags on how he is going to make Hektor pay for what he has done to his friends and his brutal death Hector surely you thought as you killed Patroklos you would be safe and since I was far away you thought nothing of me O fool of an avenger was left far greater he was behind him and away by the hallow ships line 93-96 Both of the previous quotes show how they brag of what they have or what they plan to do The Green Knight does not brag he has Gawain recite the contract of the beheading game Recount our contract ere you come further First I ask and abjure you how are you called that you tell me true so that trust it I mayIn good faith said the good knight Gawain am I whose buffet you whateer betide after and at this twelvemonth from you another
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