Loyalty In Book Characters 2 Essay, Research Paper
Loyalty in book Characters
Can the perfect ideal of loyalty ever be achieved? What is loyalty, how can you become loyal person? How do the people of today compare to the heroes in the stories that we read Beowulf Sir Gawin and the Green Knight and Camelot. When do you know you are a loyal person, is it something that you are born with or do you learn to become loyal? Is loyalty a valuable human characteristic?
How does someone become a loyal person? In Sir Gawin he proved to be loyal when he showed up to a challenge that no normal man could ever win, but he did he went to get his chopped off he was very loyal to his word. Today if you want to become loyal you do not need to do some heroic. That is not good the word loyalty today is used to loosely. If you do something as little as going to work everyday and you are loyal. That is not loyalty that is making money so you can eat. A very good example of loyalty is serving your country at any cost, if you go to war there is a good chance that you will not come back, but you put that aside just to keep the rest of the country safe. That is the ultimate sign of loyalty when you have to face death. So I think that people of today need to make sure that a word is not used just for simple thing, but the correct thing so young people can understand what the word means.
Can the perfect ideal of loyalty ever be achieved? In our times I think that loyalty is almost never achieved, why do I think this? The people of today don’t know the proper terminology of a word. Another reason that I think this people in today’s society don’t care if they are considered loyal or not. In the days of Beowulf the only reason for living was to be a loyal person even if it meant death. In this story if you were not a loyal person you had no reason to live people would not think of you as a person but as that men who is not loyal to anyone. For this reason people were always trying to be loyal cause they knew what would happen if they were not they might even have to face death. If we thought like this our country would be a better place, even the president of the united states is not a loyal person, he lied to the whole country he did not care if he was considered to be a person that was not loyal. See even the man who runs a country can get away with not being loyal. For all of these reasons I believe that known one in our times can even consider that they are going to be loyal to anyone not even to there self’s. What is loyalty, is it something that you are born with? I think that people learn to be loyal to each other, but they do not do a good job of it they act a certain way but deep down in side they don’t like to kiss another persons butt so they are not being loyal, not even to there self’s. What is loyalty it is a characteristic that shows how much you will do to help someone else you rarely do it to benefit yourself. You will give up anything to serve another person even if you don’t know them like the national guard they are always going into disaster zones to help people, giving the people that need help what ever they want. That is being loyal to your country.
How do we as a society compare to the people in Beowulf and Sir Gawin? In no opinion we can’t even come close to them. In Camelot the king wanted to do nothing more then build the best city ever made, but was he doing it for the people or was he doing it for his self so he would be considered the wealthiest king around. Even in those times if you were a king you could get away with not being loyal, and if anyone objected the king would have there head cut off. Some people would like to think that everyone is loyal, but we are not. In my opinion the only people in our society that are loyal are teachers because they put up with students every day. Why do they do this so the students can learn the teachers are not in it for there self’s they are in it to help other people. The other kind of people who are loyal are volunteers or people who serve there country.
Is loyalty a valuable human characteristic? In my opinion it is not a valuable one. Why do I think this, because people don’t care anymore. If it was something of value we as a people would be trying to keep loyalty alive, by teaching young people that you will always be respected if you are loyal to everyone. Some people are brought up like that and some are not, what happens to those individuals who are not tough to be loyal. In writing this essay I have came to many conclusions, one is that loyalty does not have the same meaning as it did long ago and it is almost dead now. Just sit back and look at our society and see how many people are being loyal. Another is that today there is still only a few people that are loyal to them self’s and those people that they help. My last conclusion is that the perfect ideal of loyal is only achieved be those who will do anything to reach there own personal goal’s, and will always be there to help another person at any cost.