Fate happens to everyone and it is out of their control. Beowulf’s fate is determined by the choices and battles he is put through. God has a perfect plan for every single person’s life. He puts us through battles in our lives to make us stronger. He pushes us to rely on him more. If we just trust God, he has the best plan for our lives. We can accept or reject God’s plan. Our lives are full of choices. The choices we make determine our fate. Beowulf’s choices to fight the battles and risk his life determined his fate. Beowulf’s first battle was against Grendel. He heard about Hrothgar’s people getting slaughtered and knew he had to help. He gathered fourteen men to sail with him to Hrothgar’s land. After he arrived there, he waited for nightfall because he knew that is when Grendel would come. When Grendel came, Beowulf was ready. Beowulf fought Grendel with his bare hands. He had such a tight grip on Grendel’s arm, he actually ripped it off. Grendel escaped and dragged himself back to his lake where he rested there and later died. Hrothgar’s people were so relieved and grateful for Beowulf’s bravery. As a trophy, Beowulf hung Grendel’s arm on the wall to rejoice in their victory. Grendel’s arm was hanging there to help the people remember to be thankful for Beowulf’s bravery. It was Beowulf’s fate to fight Grendel and win this battle. This battle will prepare him for the upcoming battles in his life. The next battle, Beowulf will face will be against Grendel’s mother.
He says that their lives are guided by the heroic code. Then Beowulf proclaims that he will go fight Grendel's mother and Grendel in an underwater battle and then he sets off. On his way, he is captured by Grendel’s mom and taken. But, when he tries to fight back with his sword the sword does nothing to her causing him to start fighting with his bare hands. Then he discovers a weapon that could help him defeat his enemy and it is a great sword.
This scene is relevant due to its differing plot from the other two slayings. During the killing of Grendel, Beowulf tears off his arm and ultimately destroys the wretched monster alone and without frivolous weapons. When the duel between Grendel’s mother arises, Beowulf
As a payment to the king of the Danes, he decides to fight the dragon, just as he fought Grendel. Then he was a warrior and now he is a king responsible for his people. Beowulf’s decision is courageous but inappropriate for a king. His foolish but courageous decision causes him to die in the end. Before he fought the mighty dragon, he said “I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought in endless battles.
Beowulf seems to defeat his opponents without any weapons. Thus, showing his impeccable strength. 1. The battle between Beowulf and Grendel conclude with Beowulf ripping Grendel's arm off, fulfilling his promise to Hrothgar to kill the monster with his bare hands. 2.
Beowulf, on the other hand, tore off Grendel’s arm with his bare hands. Without struggling much and within moments Beowulf had overpowered Grendel sent him crying in pain. Beowulf portrays his strength through his fight with Grendel’s mother. Beowulf sees a sword hanging that was exceedingly heavy which giants hammered on the wall. It was “so massive that no
How does Beowulf’s faith and confidence change as these battles unfold and what might these changes signify? In each battle with Grendel, Grendel’s mother and the dragon, Beowulf had shown different strength, motivation and goals. Beowulf’s faith and confidence changes when he fights these three characters and these signify changes means Beowulf is getting old which means he didn’t have the same strength as he had during the fight with Grendel. In the battle with Grendel, Beowulf’s strength is so strong that Grendel has a hard time fighting him.
Beowulf sets sail with fourteen of the Geats to battle Grendel. Grendel is so powerful that mere steel cannot injure him. Despite knowing this, Beowulf still chooses to fight him. Not with a sword and a shield, but with his bare hands. “ My lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linen shield: my hands alone shall fight for me,” (166-174).
Beowulf’s exact words were ‘’Alone shall fight for me, struggle for the life against the monster’’ (Beers 173-174). For proof of his accomplishment Beowulf decided to take,snap, and brake Grendel 's arm apart even his shoulder was missing. Although Grendel escaped going back to the hole he crawled from death soon followed him.(Beers 370-375).Beowulf became famous and was given glory for saving King Hrothgar’s kingdom, but some still questioned despite the arm if Grendel had really been killed. Following after Grendel’s death ,his mother came to avenge her son’s death.
Beowulf’s fate was that he would win battles with Grendel and Grendel’s mom, but lose against the dragon. Another difference is that Beowulf’s fate is discussed frequently and in a spur of the moment manner seen in the quotes, “God must decide who will be given death’s cold grip,” (175 Beowulf), and, “stand still fate decides which of us wins,” (676 Beowulf), whereas
He knew what they had tholed, the long times and troubles they'd come through without a leader; so the Lord of Life, the glorious Almighty, made this man renowned." This quote describes how God played a large role in the success of Beowulf. Assuming that all acts of heroism proven successful are really acts of God. Thus, leaving you thinking success must be a form of divine assistance, in the hands of God. The poem takes on both beliefs of Paganism and Christianity.
With the battle to protect the city against the dragon, even though Beowulf was king he fought the dragon. He fought the dragon because no one else could. No one was as selfless as he was to risk his life to protect the city. Without Beowulf these monsters would over power good and there would be no balance between good and evil.
Beowulf went through so much to prove he was worthy enough to protect their kingdom and defeat Grendel. The story Beowulf was a great story to read and a great movie to watch; however, the battles were very eye catching and had a lot of extravagant and heroic doings of Beowulf. The first scenario that I’m going to discuss in the movie and story of Beowulf is The Battle with Grendel. In the movie Grendel attacked Beowulf in the Heriot while everyone was dancing and singing.
Also, when fighting the dragon, he exclaims “I will stand, not run from his shooting flames, stand till fate decides which of us wins,” which demonstrates Beowulf’s courage, but like stated before, even with courage, if someone is doomed, then there’s nothing that can be done. These examples show that the Anglo-Saxon understanding of fate is not all too different from our modern understanding, but most importantly, it displays the