“While he was there he ran errands and began to learn about horses, armor, and weapons. “While serving as a page he served around the castle while learning courtesy and grace, by waiting on a lady, sometimes he would entertain the lady. Some would even be taught how to read and write”(Gravett 14). Around the mid-teenage years they would become a squire and are apprenticed to a knight” (Gravett 14). While apprenticed to a knight a squire was to learn how to hunt and clean.
Not only his strength but his faith in God guided him through his battles. He chose to protect first and as a young warrior fought to win. A great king is someone who must be for the people, must be liked by the people, kind, generous, brave, and a great leader who attract many followers. Throughout the progress of Beowulf taking over the kingdom these are all the qualities that made him the person that he was. He cared for the people even until his death, and fought the enemies so that his kingdom would be safe.
Armor has been primarily a way to protect oneself from harm in combat and military engagements.” (Hopkins, Knights) Their duty was to guard their lord’s castle/manor and support them during times of war. To improve their skills as knights they would enter tournaments to practice jo... ... middle of paper ... ...ons to becoming a knight was rather harsh, because (Gies, The Knight in History) during times of wars they were going to be stressed. As a result they received extra training to survive high as well as low temperatures. Sometimes they wouldn’t be fed because they didn’t fulfill their task, and other times it was for training.” To be a more successful knight, the knight now served his liege lord; they work more offer military service up to forty days in a year in peace time, however if they are needed in times of war when different manors go to war then they can be called in to work those days as well. Military duties included castle guard, serving in the lord's "bodyguard", and participating in battle if needed.
The scopes were people who basically idolized warriors. They sometimes even saw themselves living their live by the sword and honoring their lord. They even made up stories about the life sometimes they want to live and carry out. They just wanted to be idolized, known and looked up to just like their favorite warriors or the life that they wanted. Beowulf is a great example of a warrior because he shows courageous, honesty, bravery, loyalty and selflessness.
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At the age of fifteen or sixteen, a boy became a squire in service to a knight. His duties included dressing the knight in the morning, serving all of the knight?s meals, caring for the knight?s horse, and cleaning the knight?s armor and weapons. He followed the knight to tournaments and assisted his lord on the battlefield. A squire also prepared himself by learning how to handle a sword and lance while wearing forty pounds of armor and riding a horse. When he was about twenty, a squire could become a knight after proving himself worthy.