Essays Tagged: "Wiglaf"

Beowulf, the one who will be king

not occur without a death-bringing evil, and a majority afraid to act against that evil.Even though Wiglaf steps forward to aid in defeating the dragon, he does so only to exhibit the courage needed t ... arry on the heroic tradition. His presence allows Beowulf to die peacefully, for Beowulf knows that Wiglaf will 'attend to the people's needs hereafter.' This passing down of tradition helps the poet ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf-Hero

cut the beast in half, slit it apart. It fell?"(line 185). He shows courage along with his cousin, Wiglaf, when they defeat the fire dragon. In line 189 it says, "?their courage had killed it, two no ... gon. The other characters included Shild, Hrothgar, Grendel, Grendel's mother, the Fire dragon, and Wiglaf. The last characteristic is the poet. It is a recount of the deeds of the hero with a measure ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf's Display of the Anglo-Saxon Ideals from the Era He Represents.

rrives immediately after the slaying, which mortally wounds the great warrior, of the dragon. After Wiglaf presents the infinite treasure that the dragon had safeguarded, Beowulf, rather than exalting ... owulf refuses to surrender or retreat, and standing his ground, he helps lead himself and the young Wiglaf to a final victory over evil. Beowulf's final reflection of bravery exists in his amazing con ...

(6 pages) 119 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Beowul Part Three" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

ve their lives.Yet in one of themwelled a sorrowful heart.That true-minded onedidn't forget kinship.Wiglaf he was called,the son of Woehstan,a beloved shield-warrior,a lord of the Scylfings,a kinsman ... remembered the gifts,a rich home amongthe Waegmundings,the rich inheritance,that his father had had.Wiglaf could not refrain,but grabbed his shield,drew his ancient swordthat among men was knownas the ...

(10 pages) 52 2 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Archetype Paper-Loyal Retainers Made Heroes compared between Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings, and current leaders in today's society

vide the hero at their greatest time of need.In the epic poem Beowulf, translated by Burten Raffel, Wiglaf embodies the role of the loyal retainer by standing next to his lord and assisting Beowulf in ... of his legacy and the glory of winning. During the critical battle between Beowulf and the dragon, Wiglaf, one of eleven thanes chosen for this deadly adventure, proves to be Beowulf's one and only l ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Beowulf poet reveals the theme of loyal dependency through symbolism

e him flee when the outcome appears to turn in favor of the dragon. All except for one young thane, Wiglaf, who stays to fight for Beowulf and his kingdom. Wiglaf announces that, "I would rather my bo ... nse of faithfulness and loyalty for the life of Beowulf, his king. The wound dealt by the dragon to Wiglaf's hand. "His fighting hand was burned when he came to his kinsman's aid," (2697) symbolizes t ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf: A Comparison between Hrothgar and Beowulf as Leaders

elve "companions" that accompany Beowulf on this quest desert him in the face of danger, except for Wiglaf, the only true and loyal servant. These cowards can be looked at in much the same light as Ki ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Beowulf: A hero that grew with fame and died with honor

th was better than to live and loose a battle. That is why now, even when he is dying, with help of Wiglaf, a loyal, brave, and noble commrade, he kills the dragon. "Fate has swept out race away, take ...

(3 pages) 23 0 1.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Beowulf" - Heroes Then and Now

ape their problems and lives for a while they watch the sport.Another great warrior was a man named Wiglaf who tried to save Beowulf's life. Beowulf ran into trouble when he was fighting an evil drago ... ever fought a fire breathing dragon before. All of Beowulf's warriors deserted him except for one, Wiglaf. Wiglaf was unable to save Beowulf's life but he kills the dragon and fulfills Beowulf's last ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

eople from getting hurt.They both relied on others to help them with their goals. Beowulf relied on Wiglaf to keep the mouth of the Firedrake open and throw the queen bee in the Firedrake's mouth. Abe ...

(1 pages) 5 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

ging all that come in its path. After the long and grueling battle with the dragon Beowulf dies and Wiglaf takes Beowulf's place as king of the Geats. The dragon is a natural sign of evil in Christian ... l sign of evil in Christianity. After the long and grueling battle with the dragon Beowulf dies and Wiglaf takes Beowulf's place as king of the Geats. Beowulf has many different symbols of good ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 4

t he had with the dragon he had only one request for if he did not live: ...Now hurry, dear Wiglaf; rummage the hoard under the grey rock, for the dragon sleeps, riddled with wounds...be quick ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 6

duty to kill the dragon to protect his people (2310). Although he defeats the dragon with help from Wiglaf, he ends up losing his life (2821). As Beowulf is getting older, he starts to become nobler.I ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

t he had with the dragon he had only one request for if he did not live: ...Now hurry, dear Wiglaf; rummage the hoard under the grey rock, for the dragon sleeps, riddled with wounds...be quick ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

duty to kill the dragon to protect his people (2310). Although he defeats the dragon with help from Wiglaf, he ends up losing his life (2821). As Beowulf is getting older, he starts to become nobler.I ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowolf

seem to conflict, in some ways, with Christian values" (Internet source). For example, the warrior Wiglaf stays behind to help crippled Beowulf fight the dragon. To conclude Christian ethics in Beowu ...

(1 pages) 502 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowolf

seem to conflict, in some ways, with Christian values" (Internet source). For example, the warrior Wiglaf stays behind to help crippled Beowulf fight the dragon. To conclude Christian ethics in Beowu ...

(1 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Beowulf as the typical Anglo-Saxon Hero.

. Throughout the entire to tale, Beowulf continues to honor his word. Even as he is dying, he tells Wiglaf that he can die happy because he ruled “… as well / As [he] knew how, swearing no u ... lies for granted. He recognizes his debt to God and shows his gratitude in his last words. He tells Wiglaf, “for this, this gold, these jewels, I thank / Our father in heaven, Ruler of the Earth ...

(3 pages) 2247 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparing and Contrasting the Use of Fealty in Beowulf by Seamus Heaney and the Anglo-Saxon poem Dream of the Rood

in Beowulf to execute intrepid actions. The greatest example of this is the aid shown to Beowulf by Wiglaf during the battle against the dragon. During this battle, Beowulf’s sword fails him and ... need of assistance from the eleven comrades personally chosen for the encounter. However, excluding Wiglaf, “that hand-picked troop broke ranks and ran for their lives” (Lines 2597-2598). Wi ...

(3 pages) 1572 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

The group faces the dragon but all but one flees when the monster unleashes his power upon Beowulf. Wiglaf is the only one who is brave enough to stand by Beowulf's side and help slay the Dragon. When ... gh to stand by Beowulf's side and help slay the Dragon. When the monster is defeated, Beowulf sends Wiglaf into the lair to retrieve the treasure that the Dragon was guarding. What he saw was piles of ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors