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Courage Outline I. Introduction A. Webster’s Dictionary: Courage is defined as, “the attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful.” B. Thesis: Throughout Beowulf , Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , and the Heart of Darkness , the motif of courage is portrayed effectively as the characters of these stories predominately fight for morality. II. Courage A. Beowulf 1. “my hand Alone shall fight for me, struggle for life Against the monster” (Beowulf 38). 2. “nowhere… was there a warrior worthier to rule” (Beowulf 44). III. Similar term: braveness A. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Gawain 1. “Then Gawain…made to the king a sign…let this game be mine” (Sir Gawain
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Unformatted text preview: 214). IV. Similar term: fortitude A. Heart of Darkness: cannibals 1. “inborn strength to fight hunger” (Conrad 71). V. Conclusion Works Cited Applebee, Arthur N. et al. The Language of Literature: British Literature. Dallas: McDougal Littell, 2000. Beowulf . Trans. Burton Raffel. Applebee et al. 32-60. Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness . Ed. Robert Hampson.London: Penguin Books, 1995. "Courage." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary . 2009.Merriam-Webster Online. 16 December 2009. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/courage From Sir Gawain and the Green Knight . Trans. John Gardner. Applebee et al. 210-221....
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