Theme Of Courage In Beowulf

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Bravery and courage are elements that one learns to develope in life. People tend to learn by mistakes, experience, and their past. A number of people live through horror while others say they live in hell. In the poem "From Beowulf" by the unknown author, depicts both bravery and courage thought the whole poem. The main characters in the poem are Hrothgar, Grendel, Grendel's mother, and Beowulf king of the Geats and hero of the poem. The poem has many themes, but the main theme that surrounds the poem would be courage and bravery. Beowulf overcomes many obstacles during the poem and he also encounters plenty of fights and battles during the poem. For example, the poem states that,"A monster seized me, drew me swiftly toward the bottom, swimming with its claws tight on my flesh". (Lines 341-343). With this in mind, Beowulf lost that battle against Breca, but managed to defeat the sea creature and escape its attack in order to survive. In addition, Beowulf's bravery and courage shows that nothing nor anything is a match towards him. Therefore, Beowulf gathers up his men to head over to Herot because king Hrothgar is in need of help. Grendel the beast and villain of the poem has been terrorizing Herot by eating …show more content…

It takes bravery and courage to face such events in life, but it can be done. Note every battle is won, Beowulf also lost battles, but in the end he is the hero of Herot and the poem "From Beowulf". Therefore, Beowulf shows that his bravery and courage is the main theme of the poem, and one shall not give up even though they have lost a battle in many. All in all, the text becomes valuable in that the moral of the poem and theme is that courage and bravery play a major role in life, as in poems or stories, and that the poem,"From Beowulf", is a great example by using Beowulf and his courage to overcome his problems, and the conflict in the

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