When Unferth approached Beowulf and announced that he lost a swimming contest to Breca, Beowulf immediately defended himself and told Unferth what actually happened. According to Beowulf he was in full armor, he was carrying a sword, and fought nine sea monsters on his journey. When he finished the long travel across the sea, he let everyone know that he cleared the sea and made it safe for travel, in an attempt to outshine Breca’s win. In the end, when Beowulf must face the dragon, he chooses to go alone rather than have his kinship assist him. His prideful nature prompts Beowulf to battle the dragon solo thereby securing the fame and glory of the win for himself.
Throughout the epic poem, Beowulf holds firm to his integrity; moreover, the noble quality which he specifically holds firm to is being a just and loyal person. The quote which demonstrates Beowulf characteristics is “ Too, that the monster's scorn of men Is so great that he needs no weapons and fears none. Nor will I.” In context to the quote, Beowulf explains to the king how he will fight the antagonist without a weapon due to the reason that his opponent does not have one. The significance of Beowulf actions in not having a weapon demonstrates how he kept his integrity in fighting Grendel with justice. In other words, because Grendel did not have a weapon, Beowulf was attempting to be fair by fighting in equal playing
Without the help of the warrior wiglaf they wouldn’t be able to kill the monsters.The last speech was Beowulf is going to die because he got bitten by the dragon. He told wiglaf that he never killed his own people, stole and lied. He wanted a lighthouse to be remembered. He still wants people to know that he is still around and wants to help people. There was a difference between the young and old version of Beowulf.
This quotation shows bravery because Beowulf knew the dragon was much more powerful than him, but he took it upon himself to fight the dragon alone and risk his life to protect the people. Beowulf defeated the dragon but also lost his life while fighting for his people. He states, “So God/Gives guidance to those who can find it from no one/Else” (Beowulf 12-14). This quote is saying, how Beowulf will do what others will not do, he’s showing his bravery towards Hrothgar. The other criteria the Anglo-Saxon hero shows is generous.
Beowulf makes known that “no man but [himself] could hope to defeat this monster, [and] no one could try.” Beowulf wants to have this fight all to himself, so he can take all of the glory. He is too selfish to conclude that only he could defeat the monster alone. Beowulf cannot be thought of as a hero because “Beowulf only longed for fame.” Beowulf does not perform heroic deeds just to save the citizens, but to receive more admiration from the citizens. Beowulf is only thinking about himself. Performing these acts alone just to get the fame forms the quality of selfishness in Beowulf.
Herot was unsafe and nobody was capable of slaying the monster Grendel. There is a difference between fear and outright cowardice. When Beowulf, the cousin of Higlac, arrives to speak with Hrothgar, King of the Danes, he shows nothing but bravery; it takes bravery to march straight to the king with a request, and it takes even more bravery to have that request be a permit to slaughter the monster terrorizing the land. Beowulf is presented again as the best man on Earth and the bravest one of all. He is so unafraid that he does not even fight with weapons of any kind.
He died saving Hrothgar, the town’s people, and the country. However his death was bad because Beowulf thought the Geats could not survive without him. That is where Wiglaf and his loyalty come in. When Beowulf was fighting the dragon e told all his warriors to get out the cave, because he did not want his warriors to see him get killed. So they all left except one warrior… Wiglaf.
Good Vs. Evil In this paper will explain and describe the good and evil in the story Beowulf. The good in this story is Beowulf and his heroic/good ways. The evil in the story is Grendel and his violate/evil ways. This paper will to you how exactly why Grendel is evil and Beowulf is good.
In the medieval epic Beowulf, the theme of good vs. evil is portrayed by people and things that represent good and evil. By using people and things to portray the theme throughout the epic, it is clearly visible who/what is good and bad. Beowulf Represent good in all ways he is strong, brave and a overall good person. Grendall is dark, monstrous, and evil in all ways. The theme is represented strong and show that good always conquers evil.
Also, that is created and administered by omnipotence, omniscience, and perfect goodness. The logical problem of evil is when evil exists, and the world is hurting from it, that it becomes more a challenge to have the beliefs of a god or a perfect god even. God is all-knowing, knows all the good and bad that happens throughout the world. If God is all-knowing or all-powerful, God should be authorized to do something or change the ways of all the evil.