Wiglaf knows his place as warriors and the rules that come with it. He sets foot into the Dragons’ lair and starts battling with the dragon. Wiglaf fearless and courageous, just as young and even old Beowulf, defeated the dragon and avenged his king. The relation between young Beowulf and young Wiglaf is that they both share the same aspects such as being fearless, having courage, and being selfless. They’re mentality is of protecting their king rather than themselves and of avenging their kings death no matter the situation.
The theme of battle between Beowulf and Grendel shows Beowulf’s courage, as he relies on God and puts his life on the line to defeat Grendel for the greater good. Beowulf shows courage when he defeats Grendel in battle. Beowulf’s actions towards slaying Grendel indicates that he is the mightiest of them all. He possesses the heroic deed of courage by protecting his people. Beowulf prepares for the monster Grendel with a brave
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.
Beowulf fulfills all the requirements of an epic hero. First, he is the Prince of the Geats and the nephew of his king. This satisfies the need for a noble person. Second, Beowulf is of historical importance as he is the focus of the epic poem Beowulf. The focus on him and belief that he was real makes him legendary and important to come cultures.
The knight never talks about his brave and valorous deeds. He is completely satisfied with his station in life and is courteous to the other pilgrims without becoming friendly with them. Beowulf and the Knight are the protagonist of the two great literary works Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales. Beowulf stands out as the protagonist, a great warrior who fights evil and displays heroism throughout his whole life. The knight stands out as the protagonist who fight for truth and faith.
For example “ The grey bearded lord of the Geats ended those flying burning raids forever” (pg 68 lines 792-794). The imagery in this quote shows the great king old but still very brave. he is showing that his pride and fame will overwhelm even the fact that he is not as strong and young as he used to be. As Beowulf approaches to begin to tussle against the ferocious dragon. He quotes “ Id use no sword, no weapon if this beast can be killed without it
During the last battle, Beowulf takes the victory however he is wounded and dies. The following quote: “This monster himself, our mighty king, fight this battle alone and unaided.” shows how other men portray Beowulf. The result of heroism in both Beowulf and Antigone result in death. Each of these stories shows the reason for a God or multiple God’s. Although the readers primarily focus on the bravery portrayed in each of these texts the readers do not focus on the evil.
The people of the land called upon Beowulf to help. He ventured to the land willingly but was very prideful at first. After slaying Grendel, Beowulf reigned as king and still showed great leadership even into his old age. He finally was killed on his final quest to slay a dragon. Duke Theseus demonstrated leadership in a much different way.
As The Hunger Games stated, "Courage is the spirit of the games”. Thus, Beowulf and Katniss represent and possess qualities of epic heroes. An epic includes a hero, journey, setting, supernatural being, and an epic language. Each of the epic heroes possess the characteristics required of an epic hero and archetype, a hero with valuable qualities, such as loyalty, bravery, nobility, courage, and humility. Katniss and Beowulf find themselves bound in a
Beowulf demonstrates his honor when he faces off with Grendel. Because Grendel is untrained in the art of fighting, Beowulf sees his armor and his weapons as an unfair advantage. So, Beowulf gives up his protection and weapon in order to fight a fair fight, a kill is deemed unacceptable if not done fairly. Later, Beowulf shows honor again when he refuses to back down from the fight with the dragon, despite his old age. Lastly, Beowulf displays the heroic characteristic of loyalty.