Beowulf’s bravery is shown throughout the whole story. For example, when he decides to fight Grendel without any weapons seeing as how Grendel does not attack and kill with weapons. This shows much bravery and as he said in the story “My hands/alone shall fight for me, struggle for life/ against the monster.” (Raffel, 267-270) Beowulf here is talking about how he will fight Grendel with his own bare hands seeing as it will be a fair fight.
He became irritated with other theories but his own. Grendel left what happiness he had and ditches it for nihilism. The Shaper gave Grendel a perspective of life, but the dragon turned Grendel's life around. Instead of believing in humanity, Grendel recented
Beowulf had fell to his pride for a awhile through the story but the thing with Beowulf is that his pride made him what he is. Beowulf is known to be a great warrior since the begin of the story and also a good king later on down in the story. Beowulf self confidence make him a guy with a lot of pride and that same pride also lead him to is demise. A great dragon was sleeping beneath the earth guarding a treasure until a thief stole a gem and the dragon woke up starting to burn places to the ground looking for it.
Beowulf’ thanes believes he died during the battle because they could not see him as he is fighting beneath the water. Roads of trials is the sixth stage of the hero’s journey. It is a stage when multiple challenges wait for the hero after he enters the world (Campbell 81). The stage is crucial for heroes because they have to prove their possibility as heroes. Gilgamesh’s roads of trials are when Gilgamesh went on a journey to meet Utnapishtim.
In my opinion, the Dragon is Grendel’s biggest influence. It started with the Shaper’s songs in Chapter 3, the song made Grendel felt like he was torn apart by poetry, even all of them are lies but the Shaper made it all seem true. His mind was confused between the lies and the truth that he knew. With that problem, the Dragon is the one who explained everything he knew to Grendel. After Grendel talked with the Dragon and discovered the charm that the Dragon put on him, Grendel started to change himself into what that Dragon encouraged him to be “brute existent”.
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. In the poem Beowulf is fighting for just that: being honored, and
Despite Unferth’s challenge and jealousy towards Beowulf, his actions help Beowulf admit his flaws amidst his greatness. Beowulf first encounters Unferth, one of Hrothgar’s courtiers, when he goes to the Danes to help King Hrothgar fight Grendel.
Beowulf said, “I have never known fear, as a youth, I fought in endless battles. I am old, now, but I will fight again, seek fame still, if the dragon hiding in his tower dares to face me” (623-629). This quote shows that Beowulf is very brave and will never give up a fight. Only wearing his armor and carrying his great sword Naegling, he calls the dragon for a challenge of battle. When the Dragon comes up from the earth’s floor all of Beowulf’s great comrades ran in fear, all except for Wiglaf.
Also the same thing with defeating the dragon. The treasure Beowulf receives is when King Hrothgar gives Beowulf his finest horses and a massive treasure for helping them. He also got the treasure from the dragon he was battling. The result from all of the fighting Beowulf has done he is now appreciated by the citizens and is a hero to the people’s
My personal dragons Anyone can relate to the struggles and the conflict that Beowulf faces throughout his journey to save Hrothgar and his men. There are so many examples of good vs evil in my life and I can relate to his daily struggles as well. For example, Beowulf had to listen to Unferth, who thought completely terrible of him.
The odds seem unlikely for a regular man; however, Beowulf is not like most men. Another trait of Beowulf includes his loyalty to his friends and family. Beowulf leaves his country to travel to an unknown land to defeat a monster who could kill him. He has the loyalty to this country which he has not even stepped foot on it. A couple of years after Grendel’s death, he becomes friends with the Danish king.
Heroes are a rare and amazing phenomenon. Two heroes that stand out in literature are Beowulf and Achilles. Beowulf is a Herot who is a selfless, even tempered, fate fighting warriors who saves his kingdom numerous times from threats, such as monsters and enemies. Achilles is a Greek, selfish warriors in Greece but has a hot temper and is often unforgiving. Achilles wants to help take the kingdom of Troy, but doesn’t agree with the war.
A trophy is a tangible object, durable reminder of a specific achievement, and serves as a recognition or evidence of merit. In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf battle three monsters he uses different techniques, strategies, weapons and methods to defeat them, and in the end of the battle he obtains different trophies each time. The trophies Beowulf attains were assurance to king Hrothgar and his people that Beowulf would and could keep the people safe and that they could trust him with their safety. The trophies that Beowulf acquire were boosts of confidence for Beowulf himself as well, with each battle he became more confident in himself and his strategies. Given that trophies shows, you are probably the best and that you have the ability to be great at something and that is why Beowulf collected trophies from his victims to show the people he is the best and a reminder for himself to never give up even when things don’t seem that they will change.
Beowulf follows the mythological/archetypal Hero Quest, but the unknown author still manages to throw in surprises to keep the readers on their toes. The basic mythological Hero’s Quest, most often, has twelve main sections throughout each story. The traditional components being the call to adventure, accepting the call, and the archetypes developed in the hero’s journey. However, Beowulf does not follow most of the traditional mythological Hero’s Quest. The unknown author creates Beowulf's outside the box story through his own words.