Motivation In Beowulf's Obligation

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Beowulf has a motivation, but more so of a obligation because the Danes were relying on him when though it wasn’t his own people who were endangered. Beowulf has a motivation to keep a good reputation. He ends up fighting three different “monsters” whom were terrorizing the peoples. The monsters were Grendel, Grendel 's mother, and fighting the dragon, but in his last fight something happens. When Beowulf was going to fight grendel he felt as if it was his obligation, the people were relying on him to fight. Edwin Markham quotes “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” and what this means is that Beowulf had a duty to prove something to his people. It was part of the Anglo-Saxon code. He had morals and…show more content…
His mom invaded Heorot because she wanted revenge on anyone because she was mad that her son was dead. W. Edwards Deming Quotes, “Quality is pride of workmanship.” When Beowulf went to go fight the mother it was based in an underwater cave, it was a long and difficult battle for Beowulf and he actually almost died, until he found a sword, and he ended up winning that battle and threw it he gained glory which made him well known and well respected. Beowulf said, “Ere I’ll plung in that haunted pool”( pg of the packet) and what he is saying here is that this was right before he was getting ready to go batter the second monster. And this time he felt that he needed to go for himself, his people didn 't tell him to go, but he took his own strength to go fight Grendel 's mom, in the underwater cave. Dante Alighieri once said, “Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.” which this quote explains so much and can be so relatable to Beowulf himself because that is what keeps his spark going is determination to for people to know that he is almost like being superior, and the baddest of the bad. His pride makes him believe that he can do
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