He tried to flee into the darkness, but he could not break Beowulf's powerful grip. He shows all of the qualities and traits that a true hero possesses. Though he is Christian, he cannot and does not seem to want to deny the fundamental pagan values of the story. Rejoicing, the warrior threw down a token of his victory: the whole claw and arm of Grendel. Incorporating increased fantastical odds against his victory, this portion of the poem shows that Beowulf's courage is even greater than was previously evident. He stepped nearer to Beowulf, clutching at him with his claw, but the great warrior took hold of Grendel's arm with great strength. They went ashore and secured their ship.
Beowulf sits awake in uncertainty of what comes in the depths of the everlasting night. The lord of the Geats had made good his earlier boast. Suddenly the monster seized a sleeping thane, tore him to pieces, then drank his blood and devoured his corpse. Be generous while you may. Thus they returned the treasure to the earth, where it still remains, as useless to men now as it was in times of old. Theme - You can't place your value on human things. Throughout the story the characters display actions that lead towards Paganism and Christianity.
He dies, messenger tells people that Beowulf is dying an is dead. They pushed the dragon's body over the cliff into the sea and let the waves carry it away. Beowulf embodies the qualities of bravery, being powerful, and demonstrating his honor; therefore, he can be considered a true hero. When he was a kid and had a kneeopporation and didn't take alchohol to make him not feel pain causeit was against his church, when he … was wrongfully imprisoned andstill showed faith in his god, the only god, and then again when hejumped from a window to save his friend's lives which he wassuccessful in doing and was shot and killed, and when he was taredand feathered because people didn't like his church. This is the author's way of telling us that Grendel was still alive, this blood was so hot with life that it melted one sword. Hrothgar is guilty of sin of pride. Not only does Beowulf have to protect the people of the kingdom but he must also gain their trust in the sense that he will protect them.
Beowulf is a hero during his time period, he has the right to be arrogant. Beowulf displays confidence when he talked to Unferth in the great hall Heorot. Though these two outlooks are somewhat oppositional, each character acts as society dictates he should given his particular role in society. Grendel, the antagonist of the story, was feared by all men. That is, does technique matter for a warrior, or is it all about brute force? No, neither you nor Breca has ever performed so goodly. Heroes fall into this trap.
Who is your brave leader, and what is his lineage? Beowulf's Final Display of Strength In his lifetime, Beowulf has shown that he is 'the man. We have heard of the glory of the kings who ruled the Danes in olden times. No one faulted him for this decision. Discovering his loss, the flaming dragon emerged from his lair to seek revenge. The extreme danger of the task is illustrated through the fact that Hrothgar's own men's attempts to kill Grendel have been futile. He publicly thanks the warrior for his service and promises him friendship and unlimited material support. Feuds and strife from the past are now behind us.
Although he may come off as arrogant to readers today, during this time period, others would consider him a strong, brave warrior. I nearly perished, for the great sword Hrunting proved ineffective in my struggle against the fiend, but at last I saw an old and mighty sword hanging on the wall, and with this sword I slew the enemy. Beowulf has a reputation, a reputation that he has and continues to back up with his actions, such as the initial encounter with Grendel. However the more confident he gets the more arrogant he becomes. He invites the Geats to sit and enjoy a feast in Heorot with the Danish warriors.
Beowulf's defeats of Grendel and Grendel's mother establish him as a hero because he did it to save his people, rather than for his own glory. Only an epic hero with strength, courage and confidence is able to defeat this mighty foe. Though the dangers Beowulf faces become increasingly severe, he does not turn away from them or flee. This definately shows a great amount of strength. Beowulf makes what peace he can with the Sweden who Heardred attacked. No longer would this serpent rule over treasure hoards.
It is a representation of his success and power called Heorot. Courage and Boasting To win respect at home and abroad, warriors in Beowulf communicate their value to society by boasting of past heroic deeds. They psychologically took their identity of the animal skin they were wearing. Was found as a baby on a ship. Moreover, seafarers have reported here that Beowulf is strong in battle. The more fitting word I would use to describe Beowulf would be confident; he is confident in himself that he will defeat Grendel, and that he does.