Feudalism and Medieval Ages 

Feudalism in the medieval ages flourished between the 15th-19th centuries. Feudalism is a combination of military and legal customs in the medieval ages. Feudalism is a mutual legal and military obligations among the warrior nobility, known as the lord, kings, vassals and fiefs. In the feudalism system the privileges and rights were giving to persons of other upper-class. Which were known as the kings. The barons were the second wealthiest, they were known as the” Lord of the Manor.” they made their own legal system, designed they own currency and their own tax regulation schemes. The knights/vassals of vessels came after the baron, they were leased land by the Barons in return for their military service. The villains/Peasants/Serf were given land by the knights, they were responsible for providing food and service to their superior class known as the kings and barons on demand.

They won’t allowed to leave their place of residence without the lord’s permission. They had barely to no rights and were unable to get married without the permission of the lords. They were of the poorest class. Women of the upper class really didn’t have to do nothing but cater to their husband’s needs. Peasants women were the ones who had many domestic responsibilities such taking care of the household, kids and helping their Significant other during harvesting, to help carry the crops. The duties of countrymen and fellow Christians were to show righteousness by encouraging fairness, protection for the weak, poor, courage, mercy and valor. The duties to god were to be faithful to the church and god and defeating the evil.

In both stories Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knights they were both ruled by a king, Beowulf was seen as a ruler and was praised by his people and his men and sir Gawain was also seen as a king although he wasn’t a king but based on his accomplishment in the story he was looked up to for his bravery. They were praised and they the ones who were responsible in fighting the battles for their manor. As a king they had to step up as and be the brave one, they acted similar to someone who is immortal, whose doesn’t fear death.

Code of honor with were found both in Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the great knights is that Beowulf which was seem as a noble, a strongest and fearless man who took on the responsibility to help a manor that was being terrorize by a monster. It wasn’t really his business to fight the monster, but he did it as a form of a good deed. His strength was questioned but at the end of the day he kept his word and proved that he was able to kill the monster and his mother and save the day. Sir Gawain was challenged by the great knight, that if he was courageous enough to beheaded him and a year later, his duty was to find him and let the green knight beheaded him. Being that Sir Gawain wanted to prove himself he took on the challenge and beheaded the great knight, not knowing that the great knight had magic and was able to protect himself from death.

The year came around and Sir Gawain went on his journey to find the green knight, he endures suffering from hunger and the cold climate but was determined to find the great knight. Upon his journey he came across a lord and two ladies, the lord made a promise with Gawain that he will go out hunting with the men every day and whatever they come back with he will exchange his winning with whatever Gawain has managed to acquire while staying behind in the castle. He was able to get the magic green grindle which was able to protect him and help him survive from death, but little did he know that the green knight was disguising and was the lord of the castle himself. In both stories they had they strength was challenged, they both endured challenging that put their strengths to the test, although Beowulf was able to defeat what other fear, he still faced his death by a creature who was more powerful than him. Sir Gawain strength was also challenged, and his bravery was put to the test and he failed it.