To the people he is an almighty force that can’t be stopped and he appears perfect in everyway. However he is not without fault as many may think as a matter a fact two of his biggest faults may be quite common. Even with all his strength and power he still could not escape the grasps of pride and greed. Clearly mentioned multiple times in the epic is how strong and unbeatable Beowulf is. Though this is true throughout the epic he does let it kind of go to his head in a sense.
Beowulf is aware of his duty, and whether he likes it or not, he is obligated to live for the sole purpose of winning battles and fighting monsters to save those who are weaker than he. In lines 2532-2535, Beowulf tells the people that it is up to him to fight the dragon: “This fight is not yours, / nor is it up to any man except me / to measure his strength against the monster / or to prove his worth.” He knows that he is the only one in the world who can battle such battles, and such knowledge most definitely alienates him from all others. Throughout his life he is set apart. There is no one who can truly relate or put themselves in his shoes. He has responsibilities he cannot forsake.
The monster acts with extreme selfishness and from that comes unethical behaviour and actions. After not getting what he wanted, he promises to destroy Victor’s life and threatens him, by saying “I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night" (137). The monster decides to unrightfully take revenge on Victor. The monster is so self-centred that it is incapable of acting ethical, and that its actions are solely to achieve its horrific goal. The above quote also ties in with one of the themes of the book, which is monstrosity.
Ender’s army quickly rises the ranks to be number one at battle school. Ender mercilessly destroys the other armies through his use of cunning and strategy. As I mentioned earlier, dragons in the Eastern Hemisphere can also symbolize change, and this aptly sums up what Ender’s army did to the battle games. Through Ender’s ingenious strategies and new ideas, he quickly gains fame and jealously, forcing him to become like the dragon himself; heartless and terrible, something that causes deep distress, particularly after he kills Bonzo. Ender also ponders his change when he purposely isolates his team member Bean, as a means to strengthen him later on.
Another thing that really bugs me about these characters is that they absolutely abuse stereotypes; there's the big bumbling bouncer, the smooth-talking, chain-smoking mafia boss to the bitter, old, cranky man. This game relatively leaves no character stereotype unused. In a game like Team Fortress 2, for example, i don't mind the over usage of character types, because the game makes sure to take them completely over the top. In Conker, however, there's really no interpretation of these archetypes. Their just, sort
As he fights with the dragon, he is now aware that he is going to die. One can only imagine the fear that overflows one when encountering this information. He stares at death without his sword; the dragon is now in control (Raffel 57). However, one of his bravest followers, Wiglaf discovers the treasure that is held within the dragon’s castle. It is all Beowulf needs in order to die happy; to know that his death is worth the people of Danes acquiring treasure.
By showing that he is loyal to his people, Beowulf in return achieves fame, which will help him achieve a good fate. All the people of Herot also look up to him which would make him a hero in their eyes. Beowulf is usually very loyal towards everyone he encounters, even when they are not always there for him. An example of this would be when he is fighting the dragon and all of his men abandon him, even Wiglaf. This however, does not affect Beowulf a whole lot, considering his brute strength.
Unferth- He is a Danish warrior who is jealous of Beowulf. He proved himself to be inferior to Beowulf because he wouldn't fight Grendel. 7. Wiglaf- He is a young kingsman who helps Beowulf to slay the dragon. Others didnt help Beowulf so he proved himself to be a successor to Beowulf.
The one character however, who Grendel takes the most from is the dragon. Eventually the dragon helps assist him in discovering who he really is and who he is meant to be. Grendel is very misunderstood and mistreated by society which also helps contribute to his varying existentialist’s views. The fact that so many different factors go into changing how Grendel existed shows the inconsistency in his existence. It also displays how he let other factors in the world decide his essence, instead of making his own.
The Great Warrior There are many great warriors, but like any great warrior we all have weaknesses. Odysseus was a great warrior but had flaws. Odysseus is very clever. He tricked the giant and poked him in the eye and was able to escape. Another example of his cleverness is when he killed all the people that were threatening his wife to marry him and thought up a way to get rid of them.