He showed his strength with every decision he made. He detached Grendel’s arm from his body, slayed Grendel’s mother with a sword and died fighting the dragon. He is brave because he didn’t back out of any of these battles, and he had the courage even though he was a little unsteady of the demons he helped the people of Denmark. He died saving everyone in Denmark from the horrific demons who lurked about. Three evil monsters
Doing this really doesn’t help Paul because he is already terrified of his brother. In Tangerine, Paul says,” I’ve already been afraid of Erik, now I get to be afraid of Erik and Arthur” (Bloor 17). Paul’s statement affects his father’s choice. Sadly, Mr.Fisher still thinks his boys are very close, whereas in reality, Paul is scared. If Mr. Fisher had told the truth.
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.
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
They all venture far away to a mountain, in hope of reclaiming their treasure that has been taken over by a mischievous dragon. Along the way, they overcome many obstacles that threaten their lives and put their trust for one another to the test. Bilbo learns that there is more to him than he realizes and through hard work and dedication, he can accomplish almost anything. Overcoming these problems and learning more about himself helped Bilbo change from an ordinary, self-doubting hobbit into a clever, courage-filled, loyal hero. In the beginning, Bilbo has no desire to go on an adventure of any kind, but he quickly learns about the cleverness he obtains when he is forced to make quick decisions.
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
Fearlessness by the POW’s was expressed in Louie’s own words. Isolated throughout the whole situation, Louie 's family was delighted to see him come home. Even though his family was in the dark and was even told that there beloved son, and brother, was dead, they knew him too well to know that he wouldn 't fight until the very end. Sylvia, Louie’s sister, said once, “ ‘None of us believed it. None of us,’ “ said Sylvia, “ ‘Never once.
Over fifty years go by and he still stands out to protect the people of the land by going alone to fight a dragon that attacks with the aid of his friend Wiglaf who also displays loyalty even when the flames were causing a deterrence. They both reflect the theme loyalty even when there was a lack of defense. This is asserted by the quote, “flames lapped the shield, charred it to the boss, and the body armor on the young warrior was useless to him” (2672-2674). Wiglaf demonstrates loyalty by not abandoning his friend in a war when others flee and try to save their lives. He asserts his loyalty by saying “I would rather my body were robbed in the same burning blaze as my gold-giver’s body than go back home bearing arms” (2651-2653).
Beowulf declares to his people: “This fight is not yours/ nor is it up to any man except me” (2532-33). Beowulf takes on full responsibility for the dragon because of his courage, which makes him fearless. Without this courage, the dragon would continue to destroy the town and kill the people and evil would be victorious. However, since Beowulf is around to step up to the fight, the people are saved even at the sacrifice of his own
At this point of the story Beowulf was back at his home town and he became the king of the Geats. Geatland was attacked by a Dragon and Beowulf stated, “I risked my life often… but as a king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning” (2511-2514). He starts bragging about his past battles and saying that the fight was not “up to any man except [him]” (2533). Being already a king one would agree that his warriors would have protected him and his people, why would Beowulf want to fight against the Dragon. Beowulf knew that he was old already and that things were different but he wanted to “win the gold by [his] courage” (2535).