This truly exemplary feat is pictured to us when the book says, “[Beowulf] stopped those claws/ In his fists till they cracked, clutched Grendel/ Closer.”(50) In addition Beowulf also swims for hours to find, battle, and kill his enemy that was Grendel’s mother. Here, the hero had to lift a Giant-made-sword off the wall to kill the beast. Any lesser man would surely have been defeated and never seen again. Swinging the sword, Beowulf beheaded both Grendel and his mother, ending them forever. Finally, Beowulf even manages to find courage greater than other men when he faces down a full-blown dragon in his old age in order to save his kingdom.
It was the best of all weapons so massive that no ordinary man can lift it. Beowulf was angry and desperate; he lifted the sword and struck with his entire strength Grendel’s mother. Cutting her head off, all that laid was her body with no head and no life. The last to his unordinary strength was when he had courage to fight the fire breathing dragon. He was an old man, he needed his armor and sword as the serpent looped and unleashed itself for Beowulf hold his ground.
Wait for me close by, my friends“ (2530). Because of the intensity of this fight, he is lacking in the confidence category and uses actual weapons. Shockingly enough Beowulf doesn’t endure this fight alone, he chooses Wiglaf to defeat the dragon with him. Beowulf is seriously injured during this fight and ends up dying which concludes in his title as an epic hero. All in all, Beowulf’s transition starts as if a baby starts the stages of walking.
He didn’t fail any of his battles but dies in his last battle and the dragon as well. “Hail King Beowulf!” Beowulf was a Geat warrior who faced Evil monsters. In his first battle, he is the good because he fought the evil he sailed to Hrothgar’s kingdom to fight the monster. The battle with the evil mind of Grendel’s mother who seeked revenge for her son. It was Good vs.
The monsters soon slipped though the door and silently killed thirty men and ran with there bodies while the was dripping. When the sun rose, they saw how well the demons worked and broke into tears. A Prince was upset about the lost of his friends and companions knowing that same demon broke the followers apart. Grendel was so powerful when he fought he won against many.
He was just one of the others. On his journey to get home he meets two strange obstacles, Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla is a giant sea monster on the right side and Charybdis is a huge whirlpool on the left. Here he says, “'Is there no way,' said I, 'of escaping Charybdis, and at the same time keeping Scylla off when she is trying to harm my men?” (line 1114-1115) Odysseus is stuck in the middle but then decides to be a brave soul and kill Scylla but in the process he jumped to a branch and held himself there until his stuff came back up from Charybdis. Here we find that not all our heroes will do something heroic.
This epic poem illustrates the journey and hardship of one Anglo-Saxon warrior named Beowulf, who because of his journey became known as one of the respected heroes of the Anglo-Saxon times. Throughout his journey, Beowulf stumbled upon endless battles with ferocious monster trying to terrorize his king and kingdom. Beowulf was one to never give up on anything or anyone no matter the circumstances. Beowulf is an authentic hero according to the code of Anglo-Saxon times because he is courageous, loyal, and determined.
Even though that is all that he planned on doing he stayed and went to go find Grendel’s mother and kill her since she was in distraught of her only son dying, and she took Hrothgar’s friend. This is an example of a brave deed because he could have just left but he stayed. Beowulf also performs a brave deed because he stays and goes and finds
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.
The quote explains the condition of Beowulf before he is about to die in order for a new hero to arrive. “Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy sword, hammered by giants, strong And blessed with their magic, the best of all weapons.” (Beo 513-515) This quote is an example of the archetype Magic Weapon, since Beowulf is the only person in the world able to use this weapon to kill Grendel’s