His first battle took place with Grendel, an evil swamp-like demon who is terrorizing the town’s people inside King Hrothgar’s Mead Hall. The second battle involves Grendal’s mother who is seeking revenge at Beowulf for executing her son in the first battle. The last fight includes The Dragon, who is seeking revenge at the town’s people for a theft that took place inside the treasure hideout that The Dragon guards. There are obvious differences throughout the epic poem, for example, the fact that each battle is with a different beast. However, there are also similarities between these 3 fights.
The dragon melted sword. With the help of his good friend, he defeated the dragon. After fighting with the dragon, Beowolf died, do to windiness. Beowolf died for his people. The Iliad is also another great epic story about a hero that fought his people.
Amazed, and horrified at the monster’s strength, Angelos courageously drew up his sword. Knowing that the battle may be his last, and charged headfirst at the dragon. The dragon then swiped at Angelos with it’s claws, and threw him into the ground. Angelos was doused in the dragons searing breath, but was unharmed. Shocked and rejuvenated, Angelos charged up to the dragon and fed his blade to the dragon’s flesh.
Beowulf eventually becomes king and dies defending his people from a fire dragon. Beowulf accomplishes his hero cycle through heroic deeds, encounter with numinous phenomenon, and his death, proving he is an ideal hero. To begin, Beowulf starts off the hero cycle strong by performing heroic deeds leading up to his challenge. He says, “A monster seized me, drew me swiftly toward the bottom, swimming with its claws tight in my flesh, but fate let me find its heart with my sword, hack myself free; I fought that beast’s last battle, left it floating lifeless in the sea” (Beowulf 273-278). Once in a swimming race Beowulf had been attacked by a sea monster and had to save himself.
In the movie, the dragon is Beowulf’s son and it draws up a tragic event of a father kill his son to stop a lustful action. The dragon is killed by a deep strike of sword in poem but it is killed by Beowulf’s bare hand in the movie. About characters, Hrothgar is supposed to be a respectful king with his
However, Beowulf is not a young man anymore. He is now older and has the duty, as king, of protecting his people. So, he sets out to find the dragon and kill it. The passage “BEOWULF ATTACKS THE DRAGON” begins with Beowulf and his men standing outside the cave talking. He mentions that he would rather fight with dragon with no weapons at all like he did with Grendel.
He was also a more heroic leader than either Hannibal of Julius Caesar, due to their vicious and uninspired tactics. Alexander the Great was by far the most heroic and event-making individual of his time and was unparalleled in his achievements. Alexander was an established military leader who achieved many conquests during his time in power. He was
The succeeds, and becomes extremely famous. In the poem Beowulf, heroism is clearly portrayed. The poem was written in pre-medieval times- a time where heroes and warriors were greatly honoured and respected. A hero is someone who selflessly puts his or her own needs aside to do what is best for others. Beowulf shows many of these heroic qualities such as: selflessness, tenacity, and fortitude.
Beowulf feels that one’s honor is achieved with heroism and loyalty. Beowulf relates a developed character with honor and heroism, as the Wanderer relates a developed character with patience and strength from within. The Wanderer is cautious and believes one should think before he reacts. Beowulf is fearless and reacts without hestitation. There is a cultural connection that exists between these two characters, but similarities are few.
Throughout the entire poem Beowulf sustains these qualities with every monstrous encounter he faces. From the very beginning he triumphs over Grendel using merely his bare hands, then chops off the head of Grendel’s revenged seeking mother, and lastly battles the lethal dragon in his elder days, ultimately resulting in his death. On his way out to face the dragon Beowulf says to another soldier, “This fight is not yours, nor is it up to any man except me… I shall win the gold by my courage, or else mortal combat, doom of battle, will bear your lord away” (“Beowulf,” in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. I, 8th ed. Ed.