Soon after Grendel’s death, the warriors encounter his mother. Beowulf tracks her to her underwater cave and kills her with a magic sword. Story of Beowulf ends with the hero being martyred in a battle with an evil dragon. Macbeth takes place during 1040. Macbeth Is about a Thane who becomes a king by killing different people all because he heard a prophecy from three witches.
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
She and Beowulf had a son, which was a dragon that terrorized the city, after the horn returned back to Beowulf. Beowulf tries to return the horn back to Grendel’s mother but she doesn’t want it; him and his soldiers attack the dragon. The dragon blast fire out of his mouth burning the city and its people. Beowulf jumps off a cliff onto its back with a sword stabbing him, riding the dragon until he cuts his wing and can’t fly anymore. He then swings around the dragon trying to rip his heart out; he reaches inside of the dragon’s chest area, but can’t get to its heart, Beowulf then cuts his arm off giving him more advantage to grab the heart.
This can be done because epic heroes often embody the characteristics found to be ideal to the society in which they were created. For example, Homer and the Greeks likely regarded skill in battle to be an honorable and ideal characteristic. The Iliad clearly depicts this through the epic battle between Achilles and Hector when the two charged at each other and Hector “...drew the whetted sword that hung at his side” (Beers 62) while Achilles “...bursting with rage” (Beers 62). This same idea is shown at several points throughout the Odyssey when Odysseus must overcome challenges presented by the most deadly of monsters. Similarly, the ideal characteristics of Anglo-Saxon society are present throughout the epic of Beowulf.
Beowulf was a considered an epic hero because he did great deeds and was of high importance. While heroes today aren’t usually princes or royalty, they are usually held to high respect like
The third and final enemy Beowulf is the Dragon. The difference between this enemy is that before a thief tried stealing its treasure it was doing nothing but minding its own business. By the time Beowulf must face the dragon he is an old and honored king and is well out of his prime. This final battle is a battle in which Beowulf is well out matched with the dragons ability to control flame and flight. Though innocent of the thievery, Beowulf must defend his people and his kingdom.
Traits such as honor, valor, respect and bravery all come very easily to Beowulf. Although Beowulf has all of these qualities he completes such traitorous, dangerous feats for all of the wrong reasons. From these tasks, Beowulf expects everlasting glory, fame, and above all immortality. Elements such as friendship, loyalty, generosity and bravery were quintessential in Anglo-Saxon society. The most important being loyalty, without it the whole system would crumble.
In the movie and the poem Beowulf dies slaying the dragon. What differs is the relationship between the dragon and Beowulf. The movie describes the dragon as Beowulf's son, born due to his affair with grendel's mom. The dragon in the movie represents failure. Beowulf feels that it is necessary to kill the dragon, but by taking down his son he also took his life doing it.
In the battle, his soldiers because of fear and ran away except for Wiglaf. In the result, Beowulf finally killed the dragon, but his arm was injured by the venom of the dragon. I think in the battle, Beowulf also behave a little impulse, he know he will death, but he still to fight with dragon. Beowulf 's last wish is hope people will always remember his heroic deeds .In the end, Beowulf corpse cremation with his treasure. As can be seen Beowulf is a very attention to reputation and want to get people’s identity.