"Behavior that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere," (Beowulf 42). The third king, Hrothgar the son of Beow. Because he won many wars and attracted many young fol... ... middle of paper ... ... all this, it still was a one on one battle with the dragon, and to the death Beowulf did fight and conquer. Beowulf overall has past many test to prove that he was a worthy king. Not only his strength but his faith in God guided him through his battles.
Also, when going to speak to the Dane’s great lord, Beowulf explains his reputation with his people on page 47, lines 246-248, “They have seen my strength for themselves, have watched me rise from the darkness of war, dripping with my enemies’ blood.” This shows that Beowulf has a reputation with his people, that they know what he is capable of and have seen him in battles. His people know he is capable of fighting the beast simply because of his past experiences he has built up a reputation, a reputation of strength, honor and capability. As he fights each monsters his
Beowulf is truly an epic hero, because of his wisdom, strength and bravery. These characteristics keep him set apart from all other character. He would take any risk to defeat his enemy and to gain glory. Even when he dies, he defeated his opponent and gained more glory to his name. In Beowulf, there are series of battles centered around the heroic figure Beowulf, who is an epic hero.
While fighting the Dragon Beowulf shows feats of strength and courage that define him as a hero. The classical hero displays a special quality that separates him from the rest of Moss 2 society. In Beowulf, Beowulf shows extraordinary courage and strength that gives him special status. This notion is shown, when Beowulf fights Grendel and Grendel’s mother, but it is especially noticeable when he fights the dragon. When Beowulf fought Grendel others had the courage to attempt to fight him.
According to him, it was his main focus of the battle. Not only was Beowulf known for being a brave warrior and a strong king, but he was also known for being Edgetho’s son. Although never a king, Edgetho was victorious warrior just like his son. “So Edgetho’s son survived no matter what battles he fought, brave and triumphant, till the day fate sent him to the dragon and sent him death.” (2397-2400) This quote explains that Beowulf, Edgetho’s son, endured many battles till he died. These people believe in many debated topics, such as fate, or wyrd.
One of Beowulf?s main qualities is his strength. He has a grea... ... middle of paper ... ...angerous fights. Although Beowulf knew he would die if he tried to fight the dragon, he still fought. His courage kept him going and that is what completes a hero. Beowulf had plenty of courage, most men his age would have backed down and not fought, but Beowulf being the brave man he was, stood up in hopes to still protect his people.
He represented his fellow Geats while also taking on the goals and virtues of the Danes by taking the task of fighting the dragon and Grendel who threatened and killed many Danes. Beowulf's courageous lifestyle enabled him to take this task on. He was extremely determined to fuel a safe environment for his people, because of this he was able to accomplish the goal of his people, safety. As well as exhibiting all of what a true epic hero must, Beowulf does many great deeds in battle, which only adds to his heroic ... ... middle of paper ... ...akes himself look good. In many ways does the author speak well of Beowulf, portraying him as a great apiece hero, yet at the same time there is a negative feeling coming from the others.
Among the warriors portrayed in the poem, Beowulf rises as the most heroic. Beowulf is considered a "hero" of the story because he does everything he can for his people. He also fought off Grendel and stopped the monster from killing anymore of Hrothgar’s men. In doing so it showed
Believing that God made the decisions and was in control, Beowulf trusted that his life was in good hands. Defeating Grendel with his bare hands, Beowulf not only proved his bravery but also his loyalty. After defeating Grendel, Beowulf came back twice in order to kill Grendel's mother and a fire-breathing dragon. Although during his bout with the dragon, Beowulf was fatally injured. As his services were needed, he always prevailed; Beowulf's bravery never tired.
He feels obligated to defend his people and he does so with absolute determination and bravery. He was beloved by everyone who knew him. “They said that of all the kings upon the earth he was the man most gracious and fair-minded, kindest to his people and keenest to win fame.” (Luizza 150). Even after he is fatally wounded by the dragon, his dying wish is for his tomb to serve as a lighthouse. No matter how terr... ... middle of paper ... ...bounds of moderation.” (Shelley 70) Inside, he knows that he has done something horribly wrong and his plan is to try to be strong so he can defeat his creation.