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Beowulf is a character and a hero that would fit in as a fantasy brawler in most of those stories. He is inhumanly strong fighter with a whole host of stories about his feats. In his young days he was able to swim across sea monster infested seas and rip the limbs off of creatures that no weapon could pierce. He reminds me of Hercules in the type of hero he is. He faces things head-on and defeats them, at least for his early life. At the same time he is very different from the Hercules of the Greeks. He is honorable and cares about the lives and livelihoods of his men. That he even has people that look up and follow him to death sets him apart. When he gets older he still has some of that strength and power, but it is more directed at leading his people peacefully. No longer a reckless young man, ripping Grendel apart with only his own strength, instead an old man that dies distracting his last foe so that others can bring victory. Of course he wasn't very clever to die without an heir and let his kingdom fall to chaos. It is the way that a hero ends, and it makes some amount of sense that after such a person were to die the world would be less for it. Grendel after all effectively was invincible to any weapon so no normal man could kill him. So it makes sense that the world would be more chaotic after the loss of one of humanities defenders.

The images of Beowulf are vast though they do share some common traits. They tend to be Caucasian and burly in some way. They all have facial hair. Though the color is different. This is probably due to
1.This particular one has a body structure similar to superheroes. Though the source material is that of a comic so that makes sense. It also seems to be a modern version seeing as he has a belt and pouches, not impossible to see but certainly an interesting ascetic choice.

2.The next comes from the more recent movie(recent as in quite a while ago). He shares that Caucasian skin tone and is muscular(if you look at his neck and I can say from experience that he is quite strong. Though this version is more human in someways. He does have that mighty strength but is closer to what a person looks like. Unlike the first, who looks like a body builder or the third which makes him look like a crazed berzerker.

3.The third is strong, and outside which is interesting. Though this one also has runes tattooed onto his face as well as fuller facial hair. He is a much more gruff hero in compare to the other two. More in line with what many people probably see a viking as.
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The Green Knight
He is a very interesting character. As from his looks a reader would assume that not only is a beast, an 'other', but that he takes up a more giant's role. The 'fe fi foe fum' destroy and murder ideas. Instead her turns those preconceptions on their head and is a wily and cunning character that is less a straight antagonist and more of a trickster. One that is in it more for fun, for the game. It is interesting that instead of making a cunning or brutal villain for Gawain to fight against. He makes a fool out of a lordly knight. He plays a role much more similar to that of a crone that leads the hero astray with the intent to slow rather than kill. It makes him a more interesting and versatile character as a result. He is honest about his methods, but in the end is more similar to that of a 'Punked' video to poor Gawain. The difference between The Green Knight and other trickster type characters like Loki is that in the end the only thing that is hurt is Gawain's pride. No one dies or is maimed. It makes him more of a good (as in heroic) rather than bad.
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The face of a plant person, a Green man. It reminds me of his connection to nature as well as his 'otherness'. Also his head and they ability to not die
as a human would.
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The sash reminds me of his cunning. That he so soundly tricked one of Arthur's powerful knights in such a losing game.
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And the axe of his of his power and ability to be merciful, even if it was all a game to begin with. It also reminds me of his size and 'otherness' as well
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"For he holds in the head in his hand, truly, Turns its face towards the noblest on the dais" (Sir Gawain And The Green Knight 172)
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"I neither flinched nor fled, sir, when you aimed one at me, Nor raised any objections in King Arthur's house. My head fell to the floor, yet I gave no ground" (Sir Gawain And The Green Knight 218)
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"Then the other man laughed, and graciously said, "The wrong you did me I consider wiped out. You have so cleanly confessed yourself, admitted your fault, and done honest penance on the edge of my blade" (Sir Gawain And The Green Knight 221)

Pilgrims-Chaucer seems to mostly be positive in his descriptions of his fellow pilgrims. Sometimes there are implications that perhaps he is not quite being so honest as with the suggestion of the gluttony of the Prioress. The traits that seems to be truly positive are those of the Christian. The honor of the Knight and the humble Parson. To follow that he seems to look on those that are following Christian values as lesser. Though he does seem to admire the physical prowess of those that have it. Though the way he speaks of them is more similar to how they may speak of themselves. That doesn't hide the suggestions entirely, just hides them a bit more cleverly as with the Prioress. The Miller however he hammers for his acts, but in a way he speaks as the Miller for the Miller. As I don't think the Miller or the Pardoner thinks they are good so they don't hide it. It doesn't make them much better but it is an point of interest.

Knight(3)-I gave a three as even though this knight is the best a knight can be by the narrator's opinion. He was good at both warfare and of soul. The warfare part drags him down a bit, as being good at killing others is a trait that is not very holy except in fantasy. Though he is otherwise very religious and good especially in compare to the Miller.

Squire(6)- I would set the Squire at a 5. He is a little vain and focused on his looks and 'getting the girl'. While he doesn't seem to do anything particularly bad, neither is anything good either. His vain nature pushes him a bit higher that the middle.

Yeoman(5)- The Yeoman, similar to his master the squire is not a very good or bad person. He seems to be good at his job and takes good care of his things. That may suggest that he doesn't take care of those around him. As arrows that are perfect mean they are not used often. I doubt this woodsman kills much. He is only saved by the line, "Of woodcraft he knew all the useful ways"(Chaucer line 110). As he is suggested to be good at other acts that are helpful to those around him.

Second Nun and Three Priests(5)- There is almost nothing said about these characters in the prologue. She is a chaplain who might have seen the wounded. However I think it is safe to place them at 5, a safe average.

Monk(7)- This one started with quite the number of admiring words. But turned swiftly into a bashing on the monk. That he was not built for reading and study but instead 'teaching' by going hunting. This character is much like the Prioress in that he is suppose to be a holy man and an example but was a lord before and just can't get away from the nice things. And so ends up being a very poor monk.

Friar(7)- The Friar is yet another of the made fun of clergy member. He pretends to be a good person and is well liked by nearly everyone. But he knows that it's the people with money that should be catered too. Meaning that he is not a great example of a holy person. He is more similar to the Pardoner than the Parson.

Merchant(5)- The Merchant is a character that is not terrible to others. He tends to hide his flaws well, so well that his name is forgotten. So it is fair to place him right in the middle as even though he doesn't seem greedy it may be due to a lack of knowledge about him.

Clerk(3)- The Clerk does not seem to be a bad person. In fact he seems to be more holy than the Monk or Friar even, though he holds no office. He is a moral person with an interest in learning and knowledge. A bit closer to a halo for him though he doesn't go out of his way to help people even if he is willing to.

Sergeant of the Law(5)- A fellow that I would guess would be higher than a 5. I would guess that he would be more similar to the Monk. But while he dresses well and takes in fees he spends what he needs. He is just very focused on his work. He and the Merchant seem similar in this way. Thereby, giving him the same rating.

Franklin(6)- Another glutton, at least in some ways. He is certainly a lover of food to the detriment of his cook. He is another that is good at his job. But it does not say if he was fair in his work. though the fact that his house was always filled with food does not bode well for his fairness. He doesn't seem to be a demon but is certainly not an angel. He is better than the Miller though, not by much though.

Haberdasher, Carpenter, Arras-maker, Dyer, and Weaver(6)- These people are a bit too proud of themselves to be put in the middle. Though the amount of information that is given about them is less than others, I think their pride and vain natures as a group push them up just a bit above average.

Cook(5) - A person who is helpful and good at his work. He is a bit worse off as it seems that he may be sick. And so by continuing his good work he may be putting people in danger. At the same time they would not have his services if he were to leave. He may be a pilgrim to try and cure it. So another average member of the group.

Shipman(6)- He is a thief. And may be the cause of greater grief for passengers in the past even though he knows the currents well. There is not enough to say that he is less sailor and more pirate. But it is certainly a suggested idea. This version is going to be judged as a thieving sailor and nothing worse.

Physician(7)- Another thief, and this one a liar as well. He isn't quite as bad as the Miller as he does help some of those that he calls patients. But he is one of those that is making a killing on all the death and pestilence. Which is not a very moral thing to do.

Plowman(1) - The Plowman much like his brother is a shining example for others to follow. Not only does he follow Christ well but also helps others with no other reason than they need help. He is also a rare halo holder.

Manciple(7)-Another thief and liar. Though this one is of those that are of higher class rather than of those lower for the most part. That doesn't excuse his actions though. He is still an immoral person. Similar to the Pardoner in that he does sell fake hope which is not a great way to bolster the clergy. But they are being tricked as well so it is partly on them as well.

Reeve(6)- The Reeve is a careful merchant perhaps even more so than the merchant himself. As he is so careful that the dishonest and cheat apparently fear him more than death. And While his only immoral drawback is doing well and knowing how to continue to do so he doesn't really do anything moral to pull him back toward the middle, so a 6 seems fair.

Summoner(6)- The Summoner is not a very nice person. Though his features are only a small part they betray his nasty nature. Though, he can also be a good fellow, almost in the Rascal King type of way. A person that does some bad things to good effect and some good things to bad effect, A few more are bad than good though so he is a 6 rather than balanced at 5.

Wife of Bath(6)-She is a six due to her deafness. She is trying to survive from a situation that is not great to start with. Though that doesn't excuse her actions to have multiple husbands and trick others into helping her. There were other ways for someone with her problem to get help.

Pardoner(4)- The Pardoner is hard as I know later in the stories we hear more about him. But for this he seems very capable at his work of getting money for the church. At the same time it does say he is also able to be an effective priest. So I'll give him a four to balance the reading and my prior knowledge.

Miller(8)-The Miller is hard to say as very little is said about him. His description is that of a strong but ugly man. He is able to win fights and curses almost as much as he speaks. Though he is a swindler and a liar. This in itself would be bad, however it is made worse by the fact that he is targeting the poor rather than those better off then him. Something that

Prioress(4)- Even as the Prioress is full of pity and cries for the loss of a mouse. However, she is coy and her favorite call is for the saints of goldsmiths. Turning her from that perfect one. Though she is very very close. That and we spoke in class about her gluttony which pushes her even farther from the halo.

Parson(1)-After reading the Parson more carefully I can't find a reason not to give him a halo. He is a priest that is both able to share the word of Jesus as well as mediate conflict between his parishioners. He is not greedy and indeed lives on very little. The worst one could say is that he was too involved with his duties, never taking a break. He is indeed a clean shepherd for his sheep.

It may sound a bit silly but I think I would probably take a pilgrimage to a hill near my first college. It was a place that had some good moments and enough bad ones. It isn't very far, but I am thinking more as a way to center my thinking about certain personal topics. As that place is where I really found a place of peace. Even if I was shown it by people that ended up bringing far more chaos than they were worth. Almost returning to the starting point of a tale, As all heroes eventually do.

Tyndale Badge:
My late Lord and Majesty,
It seems that I have reached the end of my path. A follower of God that is about to be snuffed about as a heretic because I have an issue with your treatment of your marriages and the Church. However I have given some service to this new church that you have crowned yourself the top of as well as all of the people of England. My completion of the translation will give your subjects a chance to really understand the Word. I also understand someone under your employ seems to disagree with me.
Sincerely sharer of the Word,
William Tyndale

In Genesis Ch. 1 The quote "Let there be a firmament between the waters, and let it divide the waters asunder" ( Tyndale 520) The quote uses asunder rather than the more simple parted the waters from waters of the other translations. It is an interesting choice and may have been closest to what the Hebrew and Greek meant. It may show that the either Tyndale had a higher opinion of his audience or just wanted it to be as close to the scholars that he was translating from.

The quote "And so of the evening and morning was made the fourth day" (Tyndale 522). It is an extra bit but the word made is thrown in rather than just were instead. It is just a little extra to show exactly what was made. A clarification that the examples seem to feel was unneeded. As the others just say that the day passed as if they had always been there, which of course during their writing it had for them. It may just be a strange translation miss due to the place the others are drawing from but it seems like a strange thing to miss. It is used again in the next paragraph when the sun and moon is not used so perhaps it is simply a Hebrew or Greek meaning that translated harshly instead.

It is further interesting in a later part that he seems more concerned with the leaders of religion rather than the leaders of secular
when he uses " lest that adversary deliver thee to the judge, and that judge deliver thee to the minister, and then thou be cast into prison.(Tyndale 528). The other examples name an officer or sergeant, both members of the secular branch of government. This may just be an example of the times that he was writing that the ministers held quite a bit of power(much to Martin Luther's ire) so they would be the ones to damn you further rather than just the secular court system that the others seem to hint at.


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Mephistopheles is a very strange demon, at least by most standards of demons that I have read or seen. As not only does he seem to be more of a butler or dog but to a human. To Lucifer it makes a degree of sense as he is the leader of all the demons after all. Though it is interesting that while he is not but a follower by his own actions he only comes to Faust because he feels like doing it. It is a small but very important contradiction to what he does throughout the rest of the tale. Though, it does rise again whenever he threatens Faust when he starts to think better of his deal. Overall an interesting demon that reminds me more of a imp or hell hound then a demon more akin to Lucifer himself.
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This version of the demon is more similar to the more modern version that most authors would probably use for a cunning dealer like Mephistopheles. The demon who wears a human guise. The demon in the story does not seem to be nearly as sly as most would think after looking at this 'person'. However the play never tells what he looks like so it is possible but it does clash with his more brutal 'facts' demonic form. As with the other images, though it does fit the butler role better than the others for the dealings with the horse purchaser.
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This demon is more traditional of a fallen angel in Christian imagery. This is most likely to be what the author was thinking of when he was thinking about what the demon looked like. But can't know for certain. He is certainly not as human as the first but not as monstrous as the next. A mishmash of monstrous horns and wings with claws but the otherwise general form and proportions of a human. I would think Faustus would be more likely not to flee after summoning this demon rather than the last.
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This is the demon that I'm most familiar with (mostly cause it is a demon in Dungeons and Dragons, a game that I play). A monster that wants for the utter destruction of everything not itself. This is the farthest from the play's version in my opinion as it is so far from human. This is Greek monster levels of dangerous and would probably send Faustus running back to the holy books faster than he could say his three Hail Mary. This is a creature that while has vaguely human figure is clearly an inhuman creature more akin to a dragon than a demon. A beast for heroes to slay than a spinner of deals and butler for a pitiful human.

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