This quotation shows bravery because Beowulf knew the dragon was much more powerful than him, but he took it upon himself to fight the dragon alone and risk his life to protect the people. Beowulf defeated the dragon but also lost his life while fighting for his people. He states, “So God/Gives guidance to those who can find it from no one/Else” (Beowulf 12-14). This quote is saying, how Beowulf will do what others will not do, he’s showing his bravery towards Hrothgar. The other criteria the Anglo-Saxon hero shows is generous.
Beowulf’s Motivations (An Understanding of the motivations of Beowulf to Fight the Three Monsters) Every human being has a certain code with which they follow, most are outlined by the Anglo-Saxon, better known as Viking, code. This code itself was depicted through the epic poem known as, “Beowulf,” and more importantly, Beowulf’s motivations. His first motivation for fighting Grendel, is because he believes it is his duty to fight the monster. Secondly, Beowulf believes that fighting Grendel’s mother would help him in receive glory. Lastly, he wanted to teach his people that to keep the tribe safe, there must be sacrifices.
As a king, Beowulf must learn not only to think in the now but to plan for the extensive future for not just himself but for his entire race. In the eyes of several of the Geats, Beowulf’s dauntless encounter with the dragon is morally questionable because it dooms them to a kingless state in which they remain vulnerable to attack by their enemies. He throws consequence out the door and reverts to being the hero. But since all of these kings were great warriors in their youth, the tension between these two important roles seems inevitable and ultimately irreconcilable. Fame was worth the
Beowulf was loyal to the Danes and Geats, when he said he will fight off the enemies he stuck to his word. He had no fear fighting off Grendel, but he did have fear fighting the dragon, but he was not going to give up. Beowulf was so loyal to the Geats he died after killing the dragon. The soldiers in the world are loyal to our country by protecting the citizens and obeying orders. Some soldiers die fighting, but most soldiers would be happy to die that way knowing that they fought for our
Heroes are to uphold all of the best values and traits one could have. Beowulf is held high in society due to his courageous attempts to help and defeat various monsters. Beowulf is held so highly in society as a warrior that later he becomes a wise and effective ruler. “When the hero arrives in his own land, Higelac treats him as a distinguished guest. He is the hero of the hour.
For instance, Beowulf had the courage to fight off monsters at the expense of his own life in order to protect Hrothgar men. A scene which illustrates Beowulf's courage in fighting off monsters is in “Battle With Grendel”. In summary of the scene, Beowulf knows this may be his last battle with Grendel; however, Beowulf is still willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good of the community (420- 425 Beowulf) The significance of Beowulf willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, helps to have a better understanding of Beowulf as courses. One of the reasons
Integrity and Faithfulness Beowulf was written by Seamus Heaney about an amazing hero who shows all characteristics of an epic hero and exhibits both integrity and faithfulness to both his clan and family. While fighting Grendel, Beowulf knows his strength and power is more advanced than Grendel, so he decides to fight fair; Beowulf fights Grendel with no armor or weapons. “The monster's whole/body was in pain, a tremendous wound/appeared on his shoulder. Sinews split/and the bone-lappings burst. Beowulf was granted/ the glory of winning; Grendel was driven/under the fen-banks, fatally hurt,/to his desolate lair” (Heaney 814-820).
This will be about Tthe epic poem “Beowulf” is by an unknown author. The poem Beowulf is about a hero killing several people/beast because he thought he was the strongest man. This is going to be about lof, comitatus, and wyrd and how they are important to Beowulf 's culture. First is lof, lof is important to Beowulf because Beowulf likes fame and considers himself to be the strongest man alive. A quote to support lof would be “They have seen my strength for themselves, have watched me rise from the darkness of war, dripping with my enemies’ blood.
During, The Battle with Grendel’s Mother, “ Beowulf defeated Grendel's mother by using a specific sword, too heavy for an average man to handle, and killed Grendel's mother.” (line 513-525) The author illustrates Beowulf as a strong godlike individual. The importance of this passage, is that it portrays and supports the motif of strength within the characters of the story. Finally, in the final story we see how roles are reversed and the men to something honorable for Beowulf. We learn that, “ the treasures they'd taken were left there, too, silver and jewels buried in the sandy ground, back in the earth, again and forever hidden and useless to man.” (Lines 880-883) The significance of the excerpt is that the author emphasizes the trait of honor one last time. How the men decided to do such a selfless act and bury treasure to honor their king, shows how honorable they were and he
He kills the strongest first. He shows us he can kill the strongest. Who cares if he spares the children? They'll die anyway without fathers.” Beowulf does always stay in the light as a hero, but as previously said, Beowulf needed a character arc in the film to maintain his idol status and allow viewers to continue to support him. The introduction of Grendel’s backstory and new characters, such as the witch and Grendel’s son, builds up to Beowulf needing to come to terms with his inner thoughts and decide what he thinks is right or wrong.