All in all, Beowulf’s transition starts as if a baby starts the stages of walking. He started with fighting Grendel leading to killing Grendel’s mother and later taking the huge risk of fighting the dragon. Even though Beowulf didn’t live to see his own maturing, he did something many did not; he died an epic
BEOWULF ESSAY In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf is faced with many challenges, but ultimately proves himself to be a hero. Beowulf shows he is hero in many ways such as being brave, risking his life to save others, and being a great king who protects his people. Throughout the story he kills monsters and gains the respect of others. Beowulf is a great hero because he saves countless lives and is a selfless man. Beowulf is a hero who as saved countless lives fighting many monsters such as Grendel, Grendel’s mom, and the dragon.
Beowulf went off to fight this dragon all my his self with just a sword and a shield. In the end he defeated the dragon but also lost his life. The defeat shows the great strength that Beowulf has even as an old man. This also goes back to the quality of being brave. He shows braveness in this fight because he tells everyone that this is his fight and no one else should help him, which no one did.
Drake Propson English 11 Mr. Hoffman 9/15/14 Beowulf: an Epic Hero Throughout the story you can see that Beowulf is an epic hero when he fights Grendel, his mother, and the dragon. These fights show how Beowulf is an epic hero. Beowulf is an epic hero because he has superhuman strength, intelligence, and courage, and performs brave deeds, and risks death for the greater good of society. In the fight against Grendel, Beowulf’s superhuman strength allows him to beat and mortally wound Grendel, and his courage shows when he beats Grendel by using only his bare hands. The characteristics of superhuman strength and courage are seen throughout the story of Beowulf and define why he is an epic hero.
A hero has many qualities, powers, and achievements. In the stories of Beowulf and King Arthur, these heroes are similar in many ways, but they are different in other ways. A great hero is someone who is rare, has great values, and has good characteristic traits like; bravery, courage, and selflessness. So, who is the greater hero, Beowulf or Arthur? Beowulf is seen as a strong hero that conquers the evils with his sheer strength.
He fights valiantly and nearly kills the dragon himself. But, before he puts the final blow into the dragon, Wiglaf hesitates, and lets Beowulf take the final blow in slaying the dragon. Wiglaf displayed were his loyalties lied, and how important Beowulf was to him. Likewise, Comitatous is also displayed by battle two. At the end of the battle two verse Grendel’s mother, Beowulf’s soldiers wait out side the river for their hero to return.
In the movie it was mentioned that Hrothgar is the father of the monster named Grendel. In the poem , It was never mentioned that Hrothgar is the father of the monster. In the end, a dragon attacked Beowulf’s Kingdom. So, they had a fight. Beowulf cut off his arm so he could kill the dragon and also showed him ripping the dragon’s heart out.
No one can compare to him or his strength. Which hero you know that can rip a monster, named Grendel, arm off with their bare hands. Kill the monsters’ mother by cutting her head off. And that’s not even all. They were underwater at that when he cut her head off with a sword made by giants.
Grendel- Is the demon dragon who prays on Hrothgar's warriors, Heorot. He is ruthless and miserable because of Cain's murder of Able. 10. the Dragon and the Dragon's Lair- Was an ancient, powerful serpent who guards treasure. Beowulf goes to the hidden mound and fights with the dragon. Answer the following questions.
In the epic, Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel, the main character Beowulf goes on a quest to fight the monsters that are terrorizing Denmark. In the Anglo-Saxon culture, a hero is someone who is considered to have extraordinary qualities. During the journey, Beowulf embodies the characteristics of a hero through his bravery, courage, determination, and strength. Beowulf proves that he has bravery and courage by choosing to go fight Grendel for the sole purpose of helping the Danes. When Beowulf is explaining to Hrothgar how he is going to attempt to kill Grendel, he says, “My hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against the monster” (25).