One of the most significant battles that he is involved in is fighting Grendel in Hrothgar’s meadhall. Beowulf travels to Heorot to fight Grendel to settle a debt that his father owed Hrothgar. Beowulf is the only man strong enough and courageous enough to fight Grendel because of his superhuman strength. We read an encounter of this fight when Heaney translates, “Venturing closer, / his talon was raised to attack Beowulf / where he lay on the bed; he was bearing in / with open claw” (744-747). The fight between Grendel and Beowulf is hard fought by both
It's also interesting to note that King Arthur was more of a hero for his character whereas Beowulf was more of a hero in the sense that he slays monsters and dragons. The first similarity between Beowulf and King Arthur are that they are both very brave. Beowulf traveled all the way to Denmark after hearing the plight their people were going through. He didn’t even know anything other than what he was told. As if that wasn’t brave Beowulf went on to never back down from any monster whether it be Grendel, Grendel's mother, or the dragon he didn’t ever run from a fight.
Throughout the story of Beowulf and the movie Thor, there are many similarities; from the enemies they meet, the characteristics of the two warriors, and the things they have conquered. Both Thor and Beowulf have lots of pride. Thor is known as someone powerful and brave in Asgard, he has many enemies. Beowulf is known as a courageous warrior who can conquer any enemy, and he also has different enemies that he must defeat throughout the story. Both of the brave warriors come to figure out what their destiny must be, they are destined for greatness but they must go through great storms to achieve it.
He is a very strong-willed person with a big devotion to his people. The Odyssey is showing that behind a hard shell to crack, there is a gentle heart fighting to survive. Odysseus fights and gives in to his temptations, he rises and falls many times, however, he always succeeds.There is no denying that Beowulf is a strong and brave man with a lot of guts. He fights many monsters and liberates people, but only for a price. A hero is much more than just a hot-headed person with the force of a hundred titans.
In every story, a hero can be found. Some stories have superheroes who go on epic adventures, save the day, and make it to their happy ending. Other stories begin with untroubled people living bucolic lives, but are made heroes through the hardships they have faced and survived. Of course, no one is simply born a hero. Every knight in shining armor has a backstory, a childhood, which lead to them taking on the responsibility of slaying the dragon.
Furthermore, allies are another archetypal model depicted in literature including Beowulf. When Beowulf battles the almighty dragon, “No help or backing was to be had then/from his high-born comrades; that hand-picked troop/broke ranks and ran for their lives/to the safety of the wood. But within one heart/sorrow welled up: in a man of worth/the claims of kinship cannot be denied./His name was Wiglaf, a son of Weohstan’s” (Heaney 2596-2602). This replacement of Beowulf is not only a paramount figure as Wiglaf is one of the greatest allies Beowulf could ask for. A relatable example to further commentate on this topic is the character Harry Potter’s two allies Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley as they continuously help and save each other similar to Wiglaf and Beowulf (Rowling).
Beowulf the most courageous warrior and well risk his life to fight monsters to who ever hurts his people. Beowulf was the greatest king ever a king who loyal and never gives up or back down to nothing. Beowulf has much power than his people. Beowulf well fight and go on journeys to find and kill every monster who would go attack on his
1) I would consider Beowulf to be an epic as it meets many of the universally accepted criteria. First and foremost, the hero of the story is, as always, larger than life but is also presented unbiasedly showing flaws and all. His strength and courage are reinforced through a series of battles across many nations and his interactions with both humans and mystical entities. Epics are generally produced by cultures that place a high value on honor, loyalty and love of country and fellow man. The values presented in this epic support exactly that.
People that we should consider heroes, heroes like the brave Beowulf who protected the Danes against Grendel and then later in his life fought the ferocious dragon to protect the kingdom of the Geats. Some of the more recognized heroes may include the Brave Law Enforcement who like Beowulf's soldiers stand behind their leaders to help fight this nasty beast. Along with the Law Enforcement the World Federation Against Drugs fights against drug use everyday, the way Beowulf protected his kingdom everyday for the 50 winters he was king. Another of the very brave heroes the Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor, fights this monster on a day to day basis. Fighting it everyday like Beowulf fought for his people.
The reasons that will be explained includes: the actions he did, the type of person he was and what he believed him, and his relentless fighting efforts towards every monster/creature around. Honorable means bringing or worthy of honor which Beowulf show within my reasons. The first reason for Beowulf being honorable is his victories. Beowulf defeated a demon from hell without a weapon. Nobody in the village was capable of defeating the demon but Beowulf.