He must decide whether he wants to live or kill more of his people. Beowulf decides that he needs to do this for his people so he goes out and kills the dragon. Beowulf had died fighting which means that he will go to Valhalla and that is a place where you go if you have died in honor in combat. In the story of Beowulf he must die in honor so that he can go to Valhalla and he thinks that is more important than his own kingdom. However in the film of Beowulf he dies in honor for his kingdom for his people because he actually owned up to his responsibilities and owns up to his mistakes.
Beowulf is about how the Danes built a great mead hall to gather and Grendel came and ruined it, killing a lot of the Danes in the process. Beowulf accepts Hrothgar's favor to fight Grendel, and Beowulf goes off and boasts about his accomplishments. He fights Grendel and wins! Towards the end, Beowulf dies due to a dragon bite. Grendel does not deserve sympathy because he invaded the Mead Hall, killed humans, and was irredeemable.
Beowulf believes The Geats and himself deserve revenge due to the burning of their homes and their luxurious hall. He would “leave this brief life, but would take the dragon with him, tear it from the heaped-up treasure it had guarded so long”(lines 42-44). 19) Before proceeding to his battle with the fire dragon, Beowulf prepared with his armour, his sword, and a shield. He did not need any of this equipment when battling Grendel and his mother, because he knew he had the strength to defeat them without full protection. Beowulf explains, “I feel no shame, with shield and sword and armour, against this monster: when he comes to me I mean to stand, not to run from his shooting”(lines 61-63).
Beowulf is about a warrior from Geatland who takes on the task of getting rid of a monster named Grendel who is terrorizing King Hrothgar’s land. He then kills the monster and it’s mother a while later only to face that his own kingdom is being terrorized many years later by a dragon. He successfully destroys the dragon, but not without giving up his own life. The 13th Warrior is about Northmen warriors, and an Arab, who takes a journey to another land to rid them of some type of “creatures”. King Hrothgar needs these 13 men to get rid of these “creatures” who won’t stop killing off the people of his village.
Beowulf is considered a hero because he saves King Hrothgar and his people from Grendel and Grendel 's Mother, and then dies Killing a dragon and getting the treasure for his country. Arcite- is a hero because while Palamon Saw Emily first Palamon wants them to kill for her and fight savagely, and Arcite insists on having armor and weapons. Sir Gawain-is considered a hero, because he resists the temptations presented to him by the fair lady, and when he accepts the present and agrees not to tell the King, in the end he is truthful with the King about everything that happened thus granting him his life. Beowulf, Arcite, and Sir Gawain were the heroes of their respective stories. They were all heroes who made noble choices.
While Beowulf was fighting to get Grendel dead, King Hrothgar and the people started to have wyrd in him. “But to table, Beowulf, a banquet in your honor: Let us toast your victories, and talk of the future (Raffel, pg. 8).” Hrothgar had a talk with Beowulf before he went to kill Grendel. “You’re Beowulf, are you- the same boastful fool who fought a swimming match with Brecca, both of you daring and young and proud, exploring the deepest seas, risking your lives for no reason but the danger? (Raffel, pg, 8).” Unferth had a talk with Beowulf about why he should not go and kill Grendel.
“The Tales of herot” Long ago, when monsters roamed the earth, the Anglo-Saxons told a tale of a brave hero, Beowulf. In a kingdom ruled by king Hrothgar, the towns people were getting terrorized by an evil demon, Grendel. Word got to the geats from across shore, which made them eager to take on such a fight. The geats leader Beowulf came and offered his assistance in killing this monster who terrorized the kingdom. Beowulf and his men stayed in Herot waiting for Grendel’s arrival.
While reading Beowulf final scene, I really saw how heroic Beowulf really was. I mean he was heroic when he fought Grendel and his mother, but when he knew that he is about to die and still fought the dragon it kind of brought him to another level of being a hero. Throughout the entire story, I viewed Beowulf as kind of showy for all of his great heroic acts and wasn 't at all humble. Fighting the dragon showed that even till the very end, Beowulf would still fight and protect his people no matter what. Also, when he bought Grendel 's mother, he nearly dies, but he never gave up.
The dragon, on the other hand, could also represent the opposite of Beowulf as king. Beowulf is a king who distributes his wealth and at the same time protect his people. However, the dragon hoards all the wealth that it cannot use, nor did the tribe who had accumulated it long ago. The dragon could also represent death itself as the last man of the tribe who accumulated the gold awaited death to join his brethren all the while protecting the hoard. In the end, Beowulf dies by the dragon, but the dragon also perishes by the hands of Beowulf’s kinsman,
Their ancestor Cain murdered his brother Abel. On behalf of this crime, all the family is penalized. Beowulf also does not stay in Hrothgar and goes to marry his queen. Once Beowulf has satisfied his obligation to Hrothgar by murdering both Grendel and Grendel’s mom, Beowulf returns home where he survives to an old age and becomes king. He fights the dragon here instead of the castle.