Beowulf sent it home along with his inheritance. If he dies. It Bewolf the the most courageous worried of killing monsters and battles them. Beowulf only takes and show people his advice of his wins and to let the people know he the most courageous braves warrier. Beowulf is motivated by being the best warrior he can be.
He had Wiglaf’s help to kill the dragon in the poem. The dragon starts attacking people when someone stole a treasure from it. Beowulf brings a group of men to help him but the only person who stays is Wiglaf. Beowulf didn’t kill the dragon but he hurt the dragon pretty bad. In the movie the dragon, which is Beowulf’s son, get angry when a slave finds the dragon cup that Beowulf had given Grendel’s mother.
Beowulf is shown to be a threatening beast that will take down anyone. When Grendel wins the fight, he does something that is dishonoring to Beowulf. A quote explains what Beowulf did, “Hanging high from the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, was the monster’s arm, claw and shoulder and all” (Beowulf 356-358). This is a wonderful example of how nobody respects Beowulf so much that Grendel hung his arm up for everyone to look upon. On the other hand, many people respect the boundless warrior Achilles.
It got him so mad he sent a big sea monster to go attack the ship the princess of Troy! But Hercules was there to make sure nothing happened and he killed the big sea monster saving the princess of troy! Just imagine fighting a huge sea monster and killing it with ease.
Near the end of the story, a dragon is terrorizing the Geats. Beowulf tried to kill the dragon, but failed, because he was too old and weak. Wiglaf, with a group of men went to go kill the dragon. All but Wiglaf left in cowardness. Wiglaf is an example of the definition of an Anglo-Saxon hero, because “when Beowulf needed him most Wiglaf showed his courage, his strength and skill, and the boldness he was born with,” (Beowulf 110) and he killed the dragon.
This quote from the poem only makes Grendel seem like he is a vicious monster but, if anyone had read the novel they would know that Grendel was all alone in a world where he was like no one else. Now in the novel and the poem there is philosophy but the difference is that in the poem it is an older form of philosophy. “That I, alone and with the help of my men, may purge all evil from this hall,” (Lines 244-245). This philosophy was written in. Time where people believed that they would fight because they wanted to be the hero for the
This work of literature revolves around the protagonist, Bellerophon, whom as a sign of forgiveness towards King Proetus had to kill the savage beast, Chimera. Chimera is described as an animal with a “ head of a lion” and “a snake for a tail”. Due to its abnormalities, it is perceived as a monster in greek mythology. Bellerophon was sent to kill Chimera after he killed a guest in his wedding to Aethra. He was sent to kill this monster as it was ravishing the land and needed to be tamed in order to bring peace and forgiveness once again to the land.
Beowulf is considered an epic hero because, he is brave, strong, shows courage, and he has desire to help people. He concurs everything he sets his mind to. Grendel comes to the Mead Hall and kills people from the town Herot because, he doesn’t like the happiness and the noise the people are making. Grendel only attacks at night. Beowulf comes from Geatland to help once he heard what Grendel was doing.
In addition Beowulf strategically set his men up in the mead hall to wait for Grendel and by doing this ultimately killing Grendel because of it. These examples of Beowulf's leadership shows how he is a true leader which is very important in the Anglo-Saxon culture. Beowulf shows in many ways how he is the embodiment of the Anglo-Saxon culture but
Beowulf greatly values the people he rules over, even thieves that steal cups and cause a huge dragon to wreak havoc on his kingdom. Instead of just throwing the thief to the lions den and letting go of just a single person he ultimately lost his life protecting a single thief, just like a modern day hero like your friendly neighborhood Spider Man. That story is close to the part of the Amazing Spider Man movie where the Web Head, despite numerous injuries and broken bones, goes to save Gwen Stacy's dad. Stacy was trying to stop the Lizard Man, or their own dragon, from hurting the city, but he was overwhelmed and almost died because the Lizard was stronger and couldn't be hurt by bullets, so the Wall Crawler saves him, almost like Wulfgar saves Beowulf. It was important because her father George Stacy doesn't like Spidey.