Beowulf Being A Hero Essay
Beowulf returns to his land becoming king after defeating both Grendel and his mother to become the finest hero. After years go by a not so friendly dragon decides to threaten Beowulf’s kingdom. Beowulf is aware that this may be his last chance at being the hero. Although he is old and brittle he takes the chance at fighting the dragon because he wants to end his life with glory. By fighting the dragon he will also help his people. Many people see his death after this fight as a generous one. Fighting the dragon was Beowulf’s last battle, last victory, last chance to leave an everlasting mark as a hero to all of his people.
Clearly, Beowulf had many motives for fighting all of the villains he did. Beowulf fought the dragon for his last glory. He fought to protect his people and become a hero for all time. He fought Grendel’s awful mother to gain even more glory to have people want to be just like them. He fought Grendel by seeing it as his civil duty and his first chance to truly be a hero. He simply did all of these things to be seen as a hero for a long time. He wanted people to want to be like him knowing that no one would ever truly be like