“He picked us out from the army deliberately, honoured us and judged us fit for this action, made me these lavish gifts- and all because he considered us the best of his arms-bearing thanes” (Beowulf 179). Wiglaf eventually aides Beowulf in the slaying of the dragon and even though Beowulf’s sword fails him in battle against the dragon, Beowulf protects Wiglaf and ultimately ends up
From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey. Paul may never think that one day he would end up in Annie Wilkes’ house as a pet writer with broken legs and drug addiction but this is also the reason why he is a warrior hero. It all starts from Paul Sheldon, a writer who is famous for his novels “Misery”, almost died in a car accident until he meets Annie Wilkes, a former nurse who is also the devil figure of
Although Arthur begins his journey alone he does meet up with Merlin, the court magician and faithful companion, who accompanies him. Much like Beowulf, Arthur gains great respect and praise from his people by fighting alone, even though it is not necessarily the smartest thing to do. The characteristic of being fearless when faced with death is often a trait of heroes because it is associated with courage and strength. King Arthur and Beowulf are not afraid to die, thus showing their courage to their adversaries and followers.
He showed bravery, he used his strength against his enemies and in the end gave the ultimate sacrifice for his people. He strangled Grendel with his bare hands. He fought Grendel’s mother by himself with no hesitation and fought the dragon to the death but in doing so Beowulf gave his life for those he vowed to protect. Beowulf’s life story is a true epic hero that will be spoken for
Odysseus: The King, The Voyager, and The Hero Would you consider a war hero a hero? Not only do they share the word hero, but to me, they share many traits and qualities. Google defines a hero as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities”. In the Odyssey, Homer writes about a man named Odysseus who is traveling home to his wife Penelope. In order to get home (inf), he must travel to numerous islands and slay numerous beasts, but does this make him a hero?
It was clear that “Grendel would have killed more if wise God and man 's courage had not forestalled that fate” (Verney, 27). He displays his courage twice more when he is fearless and accepts to fight Grendel’s mother, and later the dragon. “Beowulf experiences neither the refusal of the call nor the refusal of the return” (Kelley, 138). Beowulf’s heroism is in some ways defined by the many quests he went on. He was first tasked to save the Danes from certain death by the hands of Grendel.
Even when Beowulf passed away in his last battle, it was told that fate determined to be that way, it was his time to go. The narrator describes a good king by saying, "He ruled lands on all sides: wherever the sea would take them his soldiers sailed, returned with tribute and obedience. There was a brave king!" (8-12). What the narrator is saying is that a good king has thanes that would respect him and obey him, and Baewulf showed this characteistics of a good king.These qualities allow him to become an honored king, yet they also lead to his death.
The third and final enemy Beowulf is the Dragon. The difference between this enemy is that before a thief tried stealing its treasure it was doing nothing but minding its own business. By the time Beowulf must face the dragon he is an old and honored king and is well out of his prime. This final battle is a battle in which Beowulf is well out matched with the dragons ability to control flame and flight. Though innocent of the thievery, Beowulf must defend his people and his kingdom.
The theme in Dragon Slayer: The Tales of Beowulf is Loyalty. For example, When all hope was loss, when the blood came flowing from the water Beowulf's sword brothers stayed with all the hope they had left was that there fellow sword brother had won the gruesome fight, against the black hearted sea hag. For this reason This shows loyalty. Another example of loyalty was when Wiglaf risked his life against the fierce and the vicious dragon to save his king this shows an act of loyalty throughout the book there are many examples of Loyalty.
His loyalty shows when he tries to inspire his fellow warriors to help Beowulf. “I remember that time when mead was flowing, how we pledged our loyalty to our lord in the hall… now the day has come when this lord we serve needs sound men.” (Beowulf 764). Wiglaf’s willingness to give his life for another shines though when Beowulf attempts to kill a dragon but seems to be losing the fight. Wiglaf in an attempt to inspire his men exclaims “As God as my witness I would rather my body were robbed in the same burning blaze as my gold-giver’s body than go back home bearing arms.” (Beowulf