I was actually late to try out for my high school dance team, I had to try out by myself and to be honest I loved it because I am the shyest person you will ever meet if I don’t know you. I also had no idea what I was doing. A. I did make the team though, and during those 4 years me and my 2 best friends became the best seniors on the team. I didn’t just like dance because I was good at it either. There was so much bonding on that team, lots of fights too, which made you really get to know the girls honestly.
Similar to Hrothgar finding someone to protect his people by defeating Grendel, as the hero of the Geats, Beowulf knew he needed to protect his people. However, unlike Hrothgar, although age and weakness developed in Beowulf, he still maintained ample strength and spryness to encounter the dragon. Concerning his family’s reputation, Beowulf says, “My father was a famous man, / A noble warrior name Ecgtheow. / He outlasted many a long winter / And went on his way. All over the world / Wise men in council continue to remember him” (Heaney, 262-266).
The first example of this was that King Arthur was not an ordinary person but he had no special ability over anyone else. The reason his story was made into a story is because he was such a great leader, and the story of how he came to be leader gave people hope and something to strive for. Everyone knows the story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table and it just goes to show you even after all these years King Arthur's story is still affecting modern life. It can be assumed that King Arthur was a great leader and very compelling one because he had so many loyal fighters with him at the last
Beowulf embodies the characteristics of a hero: bravery, physical power, more than the average human. Although well aware of facing death, the characteristics of bravery was demonstrated in Beowulf as he was eager to defeat Grendel “I shall show the strength and boldness of Geats giving him battle” (p.44, 39-40). Beowulf has proven his strength and bravery which allows him to boast being a hero. When he gets older, Beowulf’s courage and commitment to his country is still intact. Eager was Beowulf in his quest but timid, scared was the cross.
These heroes showed that not only did their strengths help them defeat evil, but also the help of their magical swords. In addition, both epic and romantic heroes shared courageous traits throughout the story that made them so memorable. When faced with the challenge of defeating the dragon Beowulf said to his followers “ this fight is not yours… except me” ( “from beowulf” pp 33). He put his life before others and although he didn’t prevail he showed a courageous act and that is why people remember the story of Beowulf. Arthur, same as Beowulf was courageous and put himself before others “ My Lord, I care nothing… my life now!” ( “From the Day of Destiny” pp
Beowulf is motivated by being the best warrior he can be. Beowulf is not interested with money or greed.- motivation to kill the dragon to protect his people and leaves the treasure. Beowulf is motivated by killing monster and battling them and just being the best warrior he can be to prove the people his point. Beowulf chose his path on what to be in life. Beowulf the most courageous warrior and well risk his life to fight monsters to who ever hurts his people.
Beowulf didn’t want to fight this battle, the battle of the dragon. He then decided to because he wanted the treasure for winning the battle. Coming into this battle, Beowulf uttered “, I’ve never known fear, as a youth I fought endless battles. I am old now, but I will fight again, seek fame still, If the dragon hiding in his tower dares to face me.” Pg.56 The hero was not scared he just wanted the treasure and to be the epic hero he’s always wanted to be. He had many attempts to kill the dragon, but the dragon was stronger than he thought.
How great would one seem to defeat their dreaded enemy with only his bare hands? To conduct a feat this incredible would surely boost his image and legacy. Lastly, as Beowulf has grown old and before he fights his final death, he utters the words “I’ve never known fear, as a youth I fought/ In endless battles. I am old, now,/ But I will fight again, seek fame still,/ If the dragon hiding in his tower dares/ To face me,” (Lines 607-609). Even as an old and frail man, Beowulf would still fight in any battle, even if he is doomed to lose, to build his legacy even further.
I believed that even though I had made the team I wasn’t preforming to my best ability and when I was trying my hardest it still didn’t feel good enough. During my second year on the team I didn’t feel as excited to being on the team as I was the previous year. It felt more like a chore and that it was taking up time
This was one of the happiest days of my life because I knew in the future I would reflect back on my experience and think to myself I made it this far with so many complications that I know I can overcome anything life would throw at me. Although I did not graduate with honor society or one of the highest grades I still have the satisfaction of having my diploma and knowing I overcame all my failures in middle school. I’m proud to say thank you to my teacher who never let me down and always told me I can do it because of her I showed her my effort was more than