Beowulf vs Parzival

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The act of being honorable has been written about and discussed for ages, beginning from The Laxdaela Saga to the more recent works by Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings. Throughout literary history authors have created and restored figures from all times that seem to represent what is honorable and chivalrous. The two literary legends compared in this paper are Beowulf and Parzival. These two figures in their own way find within them what is …

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…death, so goes the death of his kingdom. Parzival as a young man commits several sins, and does not fit the hero stereotype, but through his sins and misdeeds, he learns honor and virtue. Though Beowulf was successful and seems to achieve everything in life, he never knew what it was to be truly honorable like Parzival. Though Beowulf was successful and seemed to achieve everything in life, he never achieves true honor like Parzival.