Beowulf dove into the lake and “for hours he sank through the waves,” which shows that Beowulf is not an average warrior (1495). Between the battle of Beowulf and Grendel’s mother, he kills her using the super-natural sword made by the giants. This is significant because it shows he has the ability to lift the super- natural sword. It also adds to his transition because he is maturing and gaining more strength by lifting the sword. When Beowulf kills her he is gifted the title of a superhero.
We can see this as a characteristic of an epic hero because now Beowulf is the king of his people and is very old. The fact that he is super old says that he is truly risking death. Now Beowulf takes himself and eleven other men with him to the dragon tower. He goes in all by himself to fight this dragon. He finds the dragons treasure and then wham the battle is off.
He fought and killed a monster, a demon, a dragon, and many more creatures. He was able to do all of this because of the strength that he possesses. “I would rather not/ use a weapon” (171). “This fight is not yours/nor is it up to any man except me/to measure my strength against the dragon/or prove his worth” (171). Beowulf went off to fight this dragon all my his self with just a sword and a shield.
Because of his confidence and knowledge of personal strength, Beowulf fights the most evil monster with his bare hands and comes out victorious. However, as the second half of the poem approaches, and many a year passes, Beowulf’s success rate may not be as perfect as he thought. Beowulf’s victorious streak comes to an end when he decides to fight the malevolent dragon that is terrorizing his lands, despite his old age. Soon after beginning the battle, Beowulf realizes his mistake when he says, “ ‘I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought/ In endless battles. I am old, now’ ” (Lines 2511-2512).
However, that doesn’t represent a hero so Beowulf knowing he might not make it back, knows he must fight and he “feels no shame, with shield and sword” (101, 2517-2520). This shows he isn’t even fighting for glory; he is fighting because he knows he must end this dragon’s life before his is ended. He fights for his people, for what is right, and nothing else. Beowulf is an epic hero because he represents himself with the characteristics of supernatural strength, courage and the will to fight for what’s right. There is no possible way Beowulf will be forgotten and his legacy will carry on throughout time and his tale will live on
Even though he was the king he still went to go fight the dragon. Even though he could have just sent his men to kill the dragon he went to do it himself and dies from a bite from the dragon and the regrets not having a son because he devoted his life to others. Beowulf is a hero who as saved countless lives fighting many monsters such as Grendel, Grendel’s mom, and the dragon. He saved many lives and died doing it. The amount of lives he saved made him a great hero.
A true hero does not take all the pride in a heroic act instead a hero should be humble not cocky. A modern audience would consider him a monster because of all the attention he seeks, but a medieval audience considers this heroic because he puts his own life at risk to save everyone. The responsibility Beowulf had for killing Grendel became pushy and too far and taken in a gruesome way. The battle between Beowulf and Grendel’s mother was even more monstrous than the battle between Beowulf and Grendel. Beowulf took a sword to the water cave where Grendel’s mother lived.
In the story Beowulf, there was a soldier named Beowulf, when he was about to go to the tower to fight the dragon. He told the soldiers who followed him,” I need no hot words. Wait for me close by, my friend. We shall see, soon, who will survive this bloody battle, stand when the fighting is done”. Then he head off into the tower, as the end was coming to the fight and the dragon was winning, and be was being killing with the dragons hot breath, none came to help him.
Out of all the heroes, Hektor seem the most human, he admits his cowardice “I fled three times...”. Even though he feared Achilles, he stood with courage to protect his city and loved ones out of honor and love. Hektor believes in the gods and tries to give respect to his enemy Achilles “I will give your corpse back to the Achaeans”. He kept fighting even though he knew when the gods abandoned, him that he was doomed to die to this day. Beowulf, the Geatish warrior is slayer off the monstrous beast Grendel.
“To feud with Almighty God: Grendel Saw that his strength was deserting him, his claws Bound fast, Higlac’s brave follower tearing at His hands.” “Grendel finishes eating his first victim and as he reaches for another person Beowulf grabs him and they begin to wrestle. Grendel is much larger than Beowulf but Beowulf is incredibly strong and brave.” (??????) Then,