Heroes, Loyalty and Devotion Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Heroes, Loyalty and Devotion
A comparison and contrast of the ideal hero in "Beowulf" and "The Tale of the Heike".
# 107784 | 1,159 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 12, 2008 in Literature (World) , English (Comparison)

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The paper shows how despite a similar emphasis on loyalty, the way that this value is celebrated in "Beowulf and "The Tale of the Heike" is very different. The paper explains that the hero Beowulf demonstrates his prowess through individual struggle and excellence while the good warriors of the "The Tale of the Heike" collectively show their greatness through their loyalty to their lord. The paper clarifies further that the negation of the self shown by Beowulf is demonstrated by putting the lives of others before his own to make a better community while the negation of the self in "The Tale of Heike" is shown in unswerving devotion to a lord above all other things and showing ruthlessness in battle towards the enemy that opposes the lord.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Beowulf." Novel Analysis. [17 Jul 2007]http://b.casalemedia.com/V2/41979/91392/index.html?www.novelguide.com/Beowulf/themeanalysis.html
  • McKee Dan. "Heike Monogatari - Tale of the Heike." Artlino. 2001. [17 Jul 2007]http://www.artelino.com/articles/heike-monogatari.asp
  • Sensei. "Tale of the Heike." 2000. Everything2.com. [17 Jul 2007]http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=643472

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