Essay on The Battle Of The Epic Poem ' Beowulf '
No one else could do
What I mean to, here, no man but me
Could hope to defeat this monster. No one
Could try. And this dragon’s treasure, his gold
And everything hidden in that tower, will be mine
Or war will sweep me to a bitter death!”
Then Beowulf rose, still brave, still strong,
And with his shield at his side, and a mail shirt on his breast,
Strode calmly, confidently, toward the tower, under
The rocky cliffs: No coward could have walked there!
By emphasizing the words “no one” and “no man” before he attacked the dragon, Beowulf displayed his intense disrespect to those soldiers ordered shield him. He “strode calmly [and] confidently” towards the beast, which further proved his lack of angst of the monster. Gasconading of his heroic self, Beowulf depicts his heightened conceitedness. Furthermore, “no coward” strode along the rocky cliffs which the beast lived, thus only heros, such as Beowulf, travelled on such a diverse and frightening area. Consequently, when the monster demonstrated his true power, Beowulf shockingly lost after flaunting his nobility, thus…