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.
A courage that manages to slaughter mighty foes and monsters. Both heroes also fight for honor and they put their own honor when in battle. Both individuals don’t fight half-heartedly and they fight with all their might and strength. Achilles overpowered a formidable foe, Hector; in the same way, Beowulf killed Grendel. Achilles was a soldier with honor; in the same way, Beowulf’s attitude toward his comrade shows that he greatly values his honor and their respect.
He is considered a hero because he fits under each of these qualities. He risks his life and is courageous because he fights off the monsters. He is goes the extra mile for Hrothgar by going to kill Grendel's mother and the dragon. This is what makes a hero a hero. The first commemoration asked by Beowulf to have done is to have a tomb made for his body.
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.
In the fight with Grendel’s mother, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf culture values physical strength above all else. During the fight with grendel 's mother, Beowulf was giving a sword that was suppose to protect him from the wrath of the beast but the sword had failed him. However, that could not stop him. To Beowulf, “If weapons were useless he’d use his hands” (506-507). This shows Beowulf 's strength and want for frame and glory empowered him.
He states “I am old, now, But I will fight again,” (? 1) this shows how passionate he is about fighting, and that his age can’t stop him. Even though he is now the king of the Geats, and has an army to fight battles for him, Beowulf still leads his army to another victory against the dragon. Also, Beowulf is enthralled at seeing the fear in people's eyes when he goes to fight another monster. Meanwhile, Achilles would rather have people cheer him on when he flaunts another victory in front of their eyes.
Beowulf demonstrates these qualities many times throughout the poem proving that he is a true hero. Beowulf never shrinks from a fight, even when his weapons fail him during battle. When he fights Grendel’s mother his sword breaks as he strikes her, and he begins to fight her without weapons for
The Dragon had soon burn down Beowulf’s throne-hall to the ground and Beowulf began to plot his revenge. Beowulf had ask his iron smith to make him a mighty shield one that he hopes will stand up against the breath of flame. Beowulf could of use and army to help him kill the dragon but "He is too proud to assemble a huge army for the fight, and, remembering how he defeated Grendel single-handedly in his youth, feels no fear of the dragon." This was Beowulf pride taking control over him even though he is now and
One important similarity is that Ender fights his way to command the Dragon Army and no one is able to stop it. Another similarity is that Ender kills the buggers but then feels great remorse. One last similarity that was noticed is that Mazer treats Ender as if Ender is going to be the commander that saves the humans. Mazer takes Ender under his wing and gives Ender the wisdom and tips he needs to be the most successful recruit in battle school. These similarities worked well because they were necessary for a good