So the warrior would have to do something that would let his memory be passed on. This society was based on the qualities of courage, being amicable, and the biggest quality of all was loyalty.Even though, for the last battle of Beowulf the all left him alone with the monster except for Wiglaf. He is a very brave man but has flaws and temptations that become his downfall. Although, he was adulated by everyone for killing the monster, he knew that he was a bad king to his kingdom and wanted to make up for it by killing getting the treasure and giving it to the kingdom. In Beowulf, there were similarities and differences between the humanity
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
Hector and Achilles both strive for arete and honor, but they have very different intentions and motivations behind this. Hector fights for honor for all Trojans, and to protect his family from falling with Troy. He expresses his feelings of a need to fulfill his duties in Book 6 Extract J ADD QUOTE NEAR LINE 155 OF EXTRACT J. Achilles, on the other hand, fights more for personal honor and glory. He could not bare to think of his name being forgotten. This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life.
For Beowulf, this is unacceptable and he gathers a few warriors to help kill the dragon. During the fight, Beowulf’s sword is no match for the dragon. This is when Wiglaf, the bravest of his men comes to help Beowulf kill the dragon. The duel between Beowulf and the dragon is his third and final battle that eventually ends his life. “So every man should act, be at hand when needed; but now, for the king, this would be the last of his many labors and triumphs in the world” (183).
Lastly, he wanted to teach his people that to keep the tribe safe, there must be sacrifices. Within the epic poem, “Beowulf,” there are three major reasons why he decided to fight the monsters. First off, in the poem, “Beowulf,” he explicates his reasoning for fighting the monster, Grendel, as his duty. As an interpretation of the Viking code, when one has the ability to better the lives of others, it is their duty to do so, and Beowulf is a prime example of this. Beowulf stated, “My people have said,
Hrothgar recalls, “Ecgtheow acknowledged me with oaths of allegiance” (472). Beowulf traveled with his men to fight a fearsome monster not for the glory of it but so that he could help his father to repay his debt. Many years later, Wiglaf shows his loyalty and devotion to his king Beowulf by following him into the fray when no one else did, promising, “I shall stand by you” (2668). In the end, this loyalty reveals Wiglaf’s valor, proving him to be just as heroic a character as Beowulf. The characters in Beowulf demonstrate three of the most important morals at the time of the story’s creation: bravery, honor, and loyalty.
Weak from loss of blood Beowulf stumbled back. When he stepped back thats when Wiglaf smote the dragon and gave Beowulf the time to take a death blow to his fire breathing chest. The Dragon lied dead, once again Beowulf was victorious! He was a true hero, but the hero didn’t get to celebrate this victory like his last two. Beowulf too had died in battle, from the deadly bite on his neck.
The way the battle looks like in the movie shows the different perspectives and the sense of confusion the warriors had when they were accompanying Beowulf throughout his journey to fight and defeat Grendel and the dragon. The movie shows clearly the risk the warriors went through and their attitude toward the battle. It also shows the main character Ahmed Ibn saving two children who were running from the attack and his compassionate heart for those who were suffering. The film shows a better side of Buliwyf, the nobler and slightly more gentleman side of Buliwyf. It shows Buliwyf fighting to protect the people of the kingdom; he was not just in it for the fame or rewards.
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 shows great loyalty to his family honor, his King, and his men, making loyalty a powerful inspiration for him to put others’ needs before his own. “Beowulf shows his loyalty to Hrothgar when he agrees to help him rid the castle of the monster, Grendel, who has been terrorizing the mead hall for the past twelve years, ''For twelve winters, seasons of woe, the lord of the Shieldings suffered under his load of sorrow.'' (http://study.com/academy/lesson/loyalty-in-beowulf.html)”. An excellent example of loyalty in Beowulf is when he is fighting the Dragon, all of his men flee except for one, “None of his comrades came to him, helped him, his brave and noble followers; they ran for their lives, fled deep in a wood. And only one of them remained, stood there, miserable, remembering, as a good man must, what kinship should mean”
One important similarity is that Ender fights his way to command the Dragon Army and no one is able to stop it. Another similarity is that Ender kills the buggers but then feels great remorse. One last similarity that was noticed is that Mazer treats Ender as if Ender is going to be the commander that saves the humans. Mazer takes Ender under his wing and gives Ender the wisdom and tips he needs to be the most successful recruit in battle school. These similarities worked well because they were necessary for a good
When Beowulf goes to her he feels as if though he is going to die. She takes him to her lair Beowulf fears for his life until they get inside the lair. There he kills her and takes Grendel 's head as a gift for the king along with the giant 's sword. This proves his loyalty to the king and Drane-folk. During this fight, everyone waited for anxiously.