There 's also the instance where the dragon takes revenge on the town for a servant taking some of his treasure. Then we again see Beowulf take revenge except this time it 's on a dragon for destroying his house. The role of revenge continuously plays a role in the story of Beowulf and when there is no more revenge to take place in this
Beowulf and his soldiers proceed to the dragon’s castle to terminate it; Beowulf has to fight the dragon himself, because his men are scared. Wiglaf told them that they are acting cowardly for not helping their king, he then steps in to save his dying king. Beowulf and Wiglaf kill the dragon, but Beowulf dies. He dies being greedy, telling Wiglaf he wants to see the treasure and how he wants people to remember
In the epic of Beowulf, the dragon symbolizes evil and death. Beowulf, subsequently defeating Grendel and Grendel’s mother, he decides to go after the monstrous dragon. Who both are evil characters in the story and their deaths are what the dragon represents. From a biblical point of view, it is almost as if the dragon represents the devil. The dragon ignited the Geats homes and land to ashes.
Beowulf fights the dragon so that the people he rules can be safe and he is willing to risk his life. In the end, both the dragon and Beowulf die. THEMES: Inevitability of death- When Beowulf and the Dragon both kill each other the cycle of losing a great king begins again. Scyld Scefing died and the kingdom was overtaken with evil. “Such is the feud and enmity, the cruel malice of men, for which I look, in which the Swedish people will come against us, when they learn that our lord is reft of life, who aforetime did guard against those that hated him his treasury and realm, after the fall of mighty men did rule the sea loving Geats, accomplishing the profit of people, yea, and before all did knightly deeds.” This shows that Beowulf was going to end and the fate of his people was inevitable.
Beowulf is an adventurous and fierce account of the trials and tribulations of the Anglo-Saxon era. In this epic poem the main character, Beowulf, encounters grim monsters and must battle them for the betterment and safety of his loyal people and comrades. Each of these monsters Beowulf battles has distinct characteristics from one another. All three monsters are enraged and fighting for different reasons: Grendel is an angered, social outcast; Grendel’s mother is out to avenge her son’s death; and the dragon is furious after being burgled. Grendel is an outcast and a loner of the Herot society.
For example, in the Epic Poem Beowulf, during Beowulf’s battle with a Dragon that was getting revenge on the people of Herot, The dragon “leaped with pain,thrashed and beat at him,spouting murderous flames, spreading them everywhere”(Beowulf 675-678). The dragon was determined during the fight with Beowulf, fighting in a very vicious way. The Dragon was seeking vengeance, because a thief stole treasure from it. Also many other kingdoms had a lot of issues with monsters. During the year 999, “The Nobility spent its waking hours battling foes to preserve its prerogatives”(Chua-Eoan 47).
In this story, the mighty warrior Sigemund slayes a ferocious dragon, just like Beowulf would in the final act of the poem. From the start of the poem, the reader is told about Shield Sheafson, an orphan child that eventually became one of the first famed Kings of the Danes. It explained how this king became great through conquering challenges and eventually dying like a royal king, just like Beowulf had at the end of the final act, then being buried under a large monument and having the riches of the hoard that the dragon defended being buried with him. These acts of foreshadowing told throughout the poem predict the death of Beowulf; however, one question remains: How does his death affect the poem in its entirety? With Beowulf dead, he leaves his homeland defenseless, with the only real royal blood with the potential to lead the Geats being Wiglaf, but with the fear of Beowulf not being instilled within the enemies of the Geats, Beowulf’s kingdom would likely have
Beowulf grabs Grendel by his arm with his bare hands and rips off the monster’s arm with ease. Grendel is fatally injured and runs back to his den. The second part of the hero quest was when Beowulf fought Grendel’s mother who killed Hrothgar’s best companion during the night. Beowulf dresses in heavy chainmail and brings along the sword that Unferth gives to him as a gift. He dives into the depths of the
“Then he drew himself up beside his shield./The fabled warrior in his warshirt and helmet/trusted in his own strength entirely/and we went under the crag. No coward path” (Beowulf 2539 - 2541). In this scene of Beowulf, Beowulf is going to kill the dragon in his lair and everyone but one person runs off once they see the dragon. This shows his courageous deeds because even though all of his allies but on left him to die, Beowulf wasn’t leaving until
Beowulf’s final opponent in Beowulf the Epic is a big angry dragon who had a vessel stolen from his treasure mound. Beowulf, with the help of Wiglaf, slays the dragon, but not before the dragon deals a death blow to his assassin. While bleeding profusely, Beowulf lives just long enough to digress one last time. In the movie, however, Beowulf doesn’t die, as it seems like he sails back to Geatland. There isn’t even a dragon to speak of in the movie.
Beowulf: The Evil within the Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Culture In the epic Beowulf, the eponymous hero, Beowulf, from Geat land comes to the rescue of Hrothgar, the king of Danes, whose land is being attacked by a malicious massive monster known as Grendel. The eponymous hero succeeds at defeating Grendel, killing him with his bare hands, as a show of his power. The song Demons by Imagine Dragons talks about difficult times and defeating internal evil. The narrator is putting forth a valiant effort to defend someone from suffering from the demon inside of him. The idea of the evil within all of us is demonstrated through the epic Beowulf and the song Demons by Imagine Dragons.