Beowulf was old now but still strong and fearless. he was willing to fight the dragon
The dragon noticed a man had come and knew it was time to battle. it was as determined and fearless as Beowulf
Once in the battle, Beowulf tried using his sword but it broke in the monster's skin. The dragon quickly attacked Beowulf.
None of Beowulf's men stayed to help him, they all ran for their lives. Wiglaf was the only one who recognized it wasn't time to retreat. He tried convincing the rest that they all owed Beowulf for his kindness and it was their duty to help.
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Wiglaf and Beowulf finally defeat the beast but Beowulf had been seriously injured in the neck. Beowulf knew his days on earth were over, therefore, he asked Wiglaf to become the new King.
The Greats built the tower in Beowulf's honor, as he asked and mourned his death with great grief, claiming no better king has ever lived