The theme of battle between Beowulf and Grendel shows Beowulf’s courage, as he relies on God and puts his life on the line to defeat Grendel for the greater good. Beowulf shows courage when he defeats Grendel in battle. Beowulf’s actions towards slaying Grendel indicates that he is the mightiest of them all. He possesses the heroic deed of courage by protecting his people. Beowulf prepares for the monster Grendel with a brave
They’re mentality is of protecting their king rather than themselves and of avenging their kings death no matter the situation. Beowulf and Wiglaf are strong warriors and good characters, not caring what is in their way, they will overcome it no matter how difficult the challenge is. The significance between the two young warriors, Beowulf and Wiglaf, and the coward warriors is that it shows there is two kinds of people in this world. You have the courageous and fearless people that will take risk in life. These people are selfless and care about others, and their wellbeing, and put others before themselves.
What makes him heroic is that he is willing to show his true potential even at the risk of punishment, or even death. His courage is an immense contrast to his father, who only suffers his handicap, showing that people need to live up to their potential and be brave to change the world. Looking away and adapting to wrong actions is not acceptable. In Contrast Harrison storms in saying he is “the emperor, (…) the greatest ruler who has ever lived” and “everybody must do what (he says)”, he sounds power-mad, perhaps even insane. Vonnegut says that individuals need to fight only to make his hero a power-hungry godlike creature, being both an unreachable ideal and unreliable threat.
Beowulf first shows his heroism by performing brave deeds. He travels to the Land of the Danes to battle an evil monster named Grendel. When he gets there he declares to the king, “my hands alone shall fight for me” (Raffel 173-174). He dares to fight Grendel without any weapons, knowing that swords cannot hurt Grendel. When Grendel shows up, Beowulf
In the poem, it is evident that boasting is a way of asserting power and dominance on others in Beowulf’s society. In a way, boasting becomes essential to warriors in combat. This is exemplified when Beowulf boasts about his father’s prestige. He announces to the Danes that he is the son of Ecgtheow, a noble warrior-lord (Page 21). Although the Scyldings may not know who Ecgtheow is, they are still influenced by the fact that Beowulf is a son of some powerful and famous man.
Therefore, Victor is the most capable and best epitome of an epic hero. In the end, a hero is more than just physical traits like strength and supernatural powers. Being a hero means being selfless, brave and putting other people before yourself. Victor best fit this description because he sacrificed years of his life, and even his own life knowing it would benefit the rest of the world. The determination, braveness, courage and devotion Victor had for a single experiment that could go wrong is true heroism.
Taking a stand or winning Taking a stand is what really counts, standing up for others or even for yourself is more important than winning. You can win at anything but standing up, at least you can say you tried even if you do not succeed. Winning is not everything, you get two minutes of fame and success but then you go straight back to how you were. With taking a stand, you try and do your best and help others even if you do not think you will succeed at least you can say you have tried your best. Taking a stand is more important than winning in any situation that anyone can be in.
“A hero is someone who given his life to something bigger than oneself.” (Campbell) Beowulf is the Anglo Saxons. Beowulf most courageous warrior ever. He goes on quest and journeys and chose his path of being a hero and to kill monsters who ever tries to hurt Beowulf people. He keep his promises what the people ask him to do he will do it and serve his people. Beowulf is an epic hero because he is significant and glorified, risk deaths and he is ethical.
He went against the most powerful force in his country, the government. He knew that he would not win, as he says, “I hope that I will be the last victim…[and to] inspire others to do the same”. He says that he didn’t not expect to win, but only to inspire others. In other words, he was courageous enough to have sacrificed himself in order to get his voice heard. This related to Atticus saying that courage is “when you know you’re licked”, and you still persist.
Loyalty was one of the most important qualities a man could have in Beowulf's time period. Loyalty was displayed in Beowulf's character quite clearly, starting with his decision to help the Danes. He was willing to put his own life on the line for the sole benefit of others. This loyalty was first shown when Beowulf went with his men to fight a monster so he could help his father repay his debt. Beowulf’s father Ecgtheow had started a rivalry.
Beowulf was stunningly brave, courageous and put his abilities in the service of others. However, he was too conceited and obsessed about his reputation. Macbeth was a brave warrior, but his Achilles heel, his ambition, turned him into a tyrant. Macduff loved his country and did his best to save it from a tyrant, but at the same time didn’t exercise good judgment in safeguarding his family. Rather than judging people and their actions purely in black and white terms, we should recognize that human beings are complex creatures and have lots of shades of gray.
A true hero would not sell out their true love in order to save themselves. As well this also sends Winston’s character growth back to where it started The final lines of the book are, “He had one the victory over himself. He loved Big brother”(Orwell 311). These are quite possibly the most important words in the book because it shows that Winston shows that he is exactly the same as when he started he journey against big brother. This leaves reader disappointed and wanting more because they wanted winston to succeed and live happily ever after with Julia as the rebel against big brother but that doesn’t end up happening.