One day a man came to Beowulf’s throne to show him that he had found a golden goblet from a hidden hoard guarded by a dragon. When Beowulf heard this news he knew he had to fight the dragon to let his people take the treasure and become wealthy. During battle, Beowulf realized he wasn’t as young as he used to be and could not fight without the young Wiglaf by his side. The struggle continued until the giant beast sunk his razor sharp teeth deep into Beowulf’s neck. Weak from loss of blood Beowulf stumbled back.
Wiglaf runs to his rescue where he stabs the dragon in the stomach and the dragon returns the act with fire, scorching Wiglaf’s hand. Even though Beowulf was struggling, he pulls a knife and with every ounce of strength that he has left, stabs it into the dragon’s flank, killing the dragon. In the end Beowulf destroys evil once and for all. He was brave. Beowulf gave up his own life for his kingdom and would forever be Herot’s hero.
He directly asked Tybalt if he wanted to fight and even took out his own sword. They were in a public environment with many people around them and Tybalt would not want to look weak by not agreeing to fight, as well as the fact that he is angered by the comments made by Mercutio. Thus, leading them to fight and in return would lead to their deaths. Romeo intercepted quickly right as they began to fight because he
There is a dragon that plagues his people because of stolen treasure, now Beowulf has to defend his people. He goes to the dragon and begins to fight, the dragon starts to overcome Beowulf’s strength, but with the help of Wiglaf, Beowulf defeats the monster, in the process, Beowulf receives fatal wounds and dies a hero. The character Beowulf has endured for so long because he is such a courageous, kind hearted, and loyal warrior. Beowulf, a courageous and determined hero, defeats many monstrous creatures. Beowulf killed many monsters including, Grendel, Grendel’s mother, the dragon, and all the creatures he encounters with on his way to Grendel’s mother’s
Also, when the king gives Beowulf the dragon hoard and explains to him how to kill the dragon. Which lead to him later on in the movie that he killed his son which was the dragon that was terrorizing the kingdom. He killed him by ripping out his heart. Like, when he was telling the story of why he lost, but he failed to mention that he had lost because of a mermaid that lures him down into the ocean. That showed that he was tempted by the beautiful
This angers Grendel so he rampages in Herot Hall killing Danes. Later Beowulf comes to kill Grendel. Beowulf returns to Geatland. Fifty years later he fights a dragon. Sacrifice can benefit the greater good.” For example, Beowulf is willing to give his life for Hrothgar’s kingdom.
In talking to Hrothgar, Beowulf boasted of his “...awesome strength,” and time when he “...battled and bound five beasts, raided a troll-nest and in the night-sea slaughtered sea-brutes” (418-422). Right away, Beowulf established himself as a hero with his confidence and pride, and later that evening he went on to defeat Grendel, boldly holding up Grendel’s amputated arm with dignity. Beowulf accepted Hrothgar’s
Beowulf: The Final Battle Beowulf, lines 2824-2835, depicts the aftermath of the grand battle between Beowulf, also known as the Geatish hero, and The dragon, a gruesome and vengeful creature. To briefly summarize the occurrence; a slave enters a sleeping dragon’s barrow and steals one of his treasures, a golden cup. The dragon awakes to find his treasure cup missing. Engulfed with rage, the creature flies into the kingdom in order to seek revenge. The dragon spews flames burning down homesteads and ultimately causing distress among the men.
This is how the main events of Beowulf go, in order. The first thing that happens is, Beowulf fights a very bloody battle with Grendel where Grendel ends up dying. Next, is the battle with Grendel 's Mother where Grendel 's mother tries to avenge Beowulf for what he did to her only son but ends up dying at the end of the battle. The last main event in the story is, when Beowulf faces his last and greatest challenge after he becomes king of Geatland: the fight with the dragon which he ends up dying in the process. The epic poem of Beowulf definitely explains the theme of group needs vs individual needs; for this reason the audience can see that people were not so different back then as they do today.
People during the Anglo-Saxon period tried to boast of their powers while trying to have a sense of wisdom and lack of humility like Beowulf and we see that lack of humility before his fight with Grendel when he states “When it comes to fighting, I count myself as dangerous any day as Grendel. So it won’t be a cutting edge I’ll wield to mow him down, easily as I might” (677-680). Beowulf boast of his own abilities saying that he don’t need any weapons and he can fight with bare hands which shows lack of humility in him for Grendel. Anglo-Saxon belief that the memory of heroism is only available to an adventurer through his death, but a loss of humility can weaken a hero like we saw with Beowulf during his fight with Grendel’s mom when he must steal a blade from her wall because his own sword is useless. “Then he saw a blade that blooded well, a sword in her armoury, an ancient heirloom from the days of the giants, an ideal weapon, one that any warrior would envy” (1557-1560).
And famous fighter, but his claws and teeth...beating at my sword blade, would be helpless. I will meet him with my hands empty-unless his heart fails him, seeing a soldier waiting weaponless, unafraid. Let God in His wisdom extend His hand where He wills, reward whom he chooses!" (677-687). Grendel began to creep up on the warriors, tears the door off its hinges and eats a warrior while Beowulf watches.
General Zaroff is like a demon that will haunt Rainsford forever. A guy named Rainsford fell off a yacht and swam to Ship Trap Island where General Zaroff set waiting for his next victim to wash up. When Rainsford arrived Zaroff decides that Rainsford will be a great player in his game. The game is where General Zaroff chases the people he traps at his island, through the woods and kills them once he finds them. Rainsford will never hunt again because being on the island with all the mortifying experiences, has scared him out of hunting forever.
Eventually, a third and last monster appeared. This time the monster was a furious dragon that would attack and burn down the villages of Geatland. Obviously, Beowulf was ready to take on the dragon in a fight, but unfortunately, after defeating it, his wounds were not to fix. Sadly, Beowulf had fought his last fight. Eventually, The Geat’s held a worthy funeral for Beowulf, and they even built an enormous barrow where he could rest in peace.
His quest begins after the land ruled by king Hrothgar is being tormented by Grendel and so our hero is called to bring peace to the land. On his wait for the monster arrival to the hall, Beowulf does come across a dangerous path, but of words. Unferth kinda stops him on the way by saying that he wasn’t a hero, that he
In the book Beowulf ripped Grendel’s arm off with his bare hands but in the movie he tied a chain around his arm and slammed the door ripping his arm off to defeat Grendel. When Grendel’s mom attacks, Beowulf and his men travel down to her lair and have to defeat three sea monsters but after the first monster is slayed the other two run off. But in the movie the lair is deserted and Beowulf goes by himself. After Grendel’s mom was slayed Beowulf brought Grendel’s head and the hilt from the giant’s sword back to Herot. But in the movie Grendels mom takes his head off, which is the only thing that Beowulf brings back.