Wiglaf


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Wiglaf

stood by Beowulf to fight dragon while others fled. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
See: Loyalty
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One only, Wiglaf was his name, would not forsake his liege lord.
However, one of his men, Wiglaf, who finds great distress in seeing Beowulf's plight, comes to Beowulf's aid.
Following Beowulf's bittersweet victory over and defeat by the dragon, Wiglaf prophesizes a terrible period of war and unrest among the Scandinavian tribes.
That Wiglaf pauses--as does the film which ends on a freeze frame--leaves that "bargain," the same one that brought Beowulf death and destruction, still to be considered, still to be negotiated, as it is in our films as well.
When Wiglaf runs to Beowulf's aid during his fight with the dragon, the poet levels gnomic praise at his decision to fight: "Sibb' aefre ne maeg / wiht onwendan pam de wel penced" [The bond of kinship is never able to be set aside, for one who thinks rightly] (2600b-01).
The calculations have been performed on the HPC facility Wiglaf at the Physics Department of the University of Trento.
In part 1, Beowulf's potential "dynastic recruitment" (48) creates substantial expectation in both Hrothgar and Hygelac's court, and that expectation returns in part 2 at Beowulf's final departure/death as he recruits Wiglaf to rule after him.
Aided by his loyal sidekick Wiglaf (Brendan Gleeson), Beowulf wrestles with Grendel and rips the beast's claw from its socket, fatally wounding his prey.
Aided by his loyal sidekick Wiglaf (Gleeson), Beowulf wrestles with Grendel and rips the beast's claw from its socket, fatally wounding his prey.
Gleeson, who happens to add life to any character he portrays, is at his most calm in his portrayal of Wiglaf, Beowulf's comrade and advisor.
Grimm, with Volksgeist in mind, thought that Wiglaf 's denunciation of Beowulf 's faithless companions had legal force as a formal expression of banishment.
Beowulf, who is voiced by Ray Winstone, fights Grendei's mother, played by Angelina Jolie; Brendan Gleeson as Wiglaf, John Malkovich as Unferth, and Robin Wright Penn as Wealtheow, in the mocap version of Beowulf