This paper will tell examples and reasoning of why Beowulf is all of these things. An epic hero is one that stands out among all the rest. Even after hearing many stories of Grendel’s wrath, he still planned to fight the best without any hesitation. The reader would believe this is an example of a very brave fighter. Beowulf shows his abilities and proves brave enough as he resolves to kill the “lady monster”, (excerpt page 40).
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.
In eighth century culture, a legendary reputation made a man immortal. We see from his exploits in the poem that it was far more important to Beowulf to build a reputation than to build wealth. Beowulf’s bravery and skill in combat made him an Anglo-Saxon hero of his day. His valiant death as a warrior solidified his legendary status in the minds of his people. Beowulf’s embodiment of Anglo-Saxon heroic ideals has insured that tales of his great deeds will continue to endure for
Shocked and rejuvenated, Angelos charged up to the dragon and fed his blade to the dragon’s flesh. Diavolos let out a painful screech, and lay still. With the lives of millions engraved in his sword, Angelos sunk his sword into the head of the dragon, knowing that the painful days of many Grecians had come to an end. As a souvenir, Angelos chopped off the beast’s head, and returned back to the Kingdom of Athens, with cheers ringing throughout the hills and valleys of the land. As Angelos returned to Sparta, he knew that everyone he had proved wrong were now cheering them on, and he bathed in their excitement.
Textual Analysis: Beowulf Attacks the Dragon “I risked my life often when I was young. Now I am old, but as king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning, if the evil one will only abandon his earth-fort and face me in the open.” Beowulf was a great king and an even better man. He led when no other could, and he fought when no other would. He had displayed an unmatchable courage as he fought and defeated Grendel as well as Grendel’s mother. Along with these defeats as well as being king for now fifty years, there was not much more notoriety and respect that Beowulf could gain.
Nina Ybarra Mr. Butler English 12CP 1-27-2015 Beowulf the Epic Hero A true hero does not fear death and will risk all that he is to protect people from great danger. Beowulf is an epic hero and tells a great story about a legend who overcomes all difficulties; almost as if he was immortal. All heroes share their characteristics of their preparedness to die, this is what marks their actions heroic. Throughout the epic Beowulf exhibits various characteristics that makes him an epic hero. One of the characteristics Beowulf demonstrations is his capability of deeds of great strength and courage.
During his journey he fights three monsters; Grendel, Grendels mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. Beowulf was a powerful warrior during his younger life and an intelligent king during his older years. In the poem the author mentions many Anglo-Saxon ideals. Anglo- Saxons valued courage, believed in many courageous aspects of life and Beowulf demonstrates all of the qualities of a courageous, powerful, and a never forgotten warrior. In the epic poem, the Anglo-Saxons value strength as a characteristic of a superior and great warrior.
Beowulf displayed that he was very resourceful, as well as, the other traits listed. He shows how intelligent he can be when he was fighting Grendel’s mother and he became weary and became stumbling. In the midst of a battle, Beowulf almost dies if it were not for his woven mail shirt he wore on his chest. "Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy sword, hammered by giants, strong and blessed with their magic, the best of all weapons", "lifted it
Hector was a very powerful hero he was a leader to the Trojans every man of troy wanted to be like him, even the best fighter of Grease Achilles new who he was and what he was capable of doing (In The Iliad on pg. 372 line 285 it says what Achilles tells Agamemnon) “When your hordes of fighters drop and die cut down by the hands of Man- killing Hector” Achilles acknowledged Hector as Man-killing Hector, not only Did his family Called him that but everyone who has heard of Hector will call him that because he was a great warrior with outstanding fighting skills. Hector is a prince who has so much responsibility when his home is being attacked by the Greeks Hector act like a leader he protects his family and the kingdom he dose the best he could
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