A firedrake was awakened by the stealing of his treasure. The firedrake retaliated the Geats, by burning villages and slaughtering people. Beowulf took a group of eleven trusty warriors, and the thief who stole the treasure, because he knows where the firedrake’s lair is. Wiglaf remains at Beowulf’s side. With Wiglafs encouragement, Beowulf is able to defeat the firedrake.
Although Beowulf had many victories prior to the accounts in the poem, it can be said that his first, major achievement is him defeating Grendel. Beowulf states that “ ‘Now Grendel and I are called/ Together, and I’ve come’ ” in order to “ ‘purge all evil from this hall’ ” (Lines 425-426, 431). Beowulf realizes that it is his duty to fulfill this mission that will allow him to be remembered throughout the centuries. Fortunately for Beowulf, he “had killed Grendel,/ Ended the grief, the sorrow, the suffering/ Forced on Hrothgar’s helpless people/ By a bloodthirsty fiend” (Lines 830-833). Everybody loves and respects Beowulf, and as a result of his accomplishment, he has been “granted a new glory” (Line 819).
For the entirety of the story after this event, Odysseus fights his hubris and learns to keep his identity secret to everyone except people he completely trusts. 2. Laestrygonians (pages 168-169) Odysseus and his crew had a very harsh experience with the Laestrygonians. The Laestrygonians are man eating monsters who attack and kill Odysseus’s company. Fitzgerald describes the massacre as follows, “They gathered on the sky line to shoot great boulders down from slings; and hell’s own crashing rose, and crying from the ships, as planks and men were smashed to bits—poor gobbets the wildmen speared like fish and bore away.”(Fitzgerald 168-169).
It was Good vs. Evil for monsters who tormented the kingdom for years there time was done. King Beowulf was in another battle with the dragon Good vs. Evil where the evil dragon infuriated because some thieves tried to take some of his many treasures he ended there life and the good king Beowulf defeated the Evil dragon. It was Good vs.
In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the help of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also destroyed. After he wins, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally hit during the battle. After his death, his friends bury him in a nice burial plot in Geatland.
The Heroic Journey of the Incredible Hercules Hercules was the son of Zeus and Alcmene. He was born hated by the goddess Hera because of Zeus’ relationship with Alcmene. From an early age Hercules got his first taste of near death experinces when two snakes were placed in his cradle but he grabbed both of those snakes with his shockingly strong hands for an infant and killed them. Hercules life proved already to be a dangerous one, but little did he know that his Hero’s Journey was ahead of him. Hercules life was already a champion wrestler, an excellent marksman with a bow and arrow, and having the ability of superhuman strength just added to his heroic charisma.
Beowulf dove into the lake and “for hours he sank through the waves,” which shows that Beowulf is not an average warrior (1495). Between the battle of Beowulf and Grendel’s mother, he kills her using the super-natural sword made by the giants. This is significant because it shows he has the ability to lift the super- natural sword. It also adds to his transition because he is maturing and gaining more strength by lifting the sword. When Beowulf kills her he is gifted the title of a superhero.
Beowulf Beowulf an epic, created during the Anglo-Saxon period, shows the qualities of an epic hero; noble birth, bravery, and choices that affect a nation. Beowulf, a complex character, showing all characteristics of an epic hero, demonstrates these traits in the slaying of horrible monsters. He supports being an epic hero because of his noble birth making him very courageous and helping him to secure the futures of nations. Beowulf’s noble birth allows him to be an epic hero and, known by everyone, can easily do the things he desires to do. "My lord, the great king of the Danes, commands me/To tell you that he knows of your noble birth..." (pg.43 ln.127).
They were afraid of something they that was altogether foreign to them, the way it looked, what it ate, and how it acted. This fear of the unknown, undiscovered beast that lead them to kill a friend and helped fuel their need for bloodshed. Another example of the boys violence come from much earlier in the novel. Jack was describing his hunt with a group of boys. Ralph was upset because the fire had gone out.