Grendel’s mother pulls him in the water and takes him to her cave. She then goes to the mead hall to recover Grendel’s arm, killing some men in the process. Beowulf and his men seek the cave and find an underwater tunnel, which Beowulf crosses alone. He finds Grendel and his mother’s treasure, is attacked by the mother and kills her. Soon after, he finds Grendel’s offspring defending his father’s corpse.
This quote shows that Grendel’s mother most likely cared enough about Grendel that she wants to get revenge on those who killed her son. However, later Beowulf goes on a journey to the lake in which Grendel’s mother lives and slays her with her own sword. The last main point is when Beowulf dies. Finally, Beowulf leaves the Danes and goes back to Geatland and later becomes king after his father passes away. Year pass, and eventually a thief awakens a dragon, who begins to torment the village.
Grendel’s mother, the mighty sea hag, came to the mead hall to avenge her son and obtain Grendel’s arm. Beowulf could not penetrate her skin and was losing until the monster’s arm turned into a sword forged by giants. Beowulf used this mighty sword to slay the mother. He then repaid Grendel’s visits with one of his own. Beowulf found the troll’s lifeless body and cut off his head.
Afterward Beowulf kills Grendel’s mother. Finally Beowulf goes back to Geatland where he gets killed by a dragon. “.. [Beowulf] proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king, would sail across the sea to Hrothgar, now when help was needed.”(29,199-201). These series of events are connected to each other because they portray the same idea. These events show that the character changes for the good.
Everyone identifies Beowulf as a hero, a beloved slayer of monsters and a savior. Beowulf was a killer, whether it be to protect people or just out of ignorance, the cold hard facts show he was a killer. Beowulf rips Grendel's arm off and succeeds to fatally wound him. He thinks he is protecting everyone from a monster. Is he killing the beast?
This was a tough battle. Beowulf found a sword on the wall and took it and struck her in the neck cutting deeply and killing her. “Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy sword.” “And desperate, lifted it high over his head and struck with all the strength he had left, caught her in the neck and cut it through, broke bones and all (page 72 chapter 23).” When Beowulf returns to the hall he presents Grendel’s had and the hilt to the sword that he used to kill Grendel’s mother. Hrothgar then again praises Beowulf for his braveness and his willingness to stand up for his people. Those were some significant moments in the mead hall.
One day a man came to Beowulf’s throne to show him that he had found a golden goblet from a hidden hoard guarded by a dragon. When Beowulf heard this news he knew he had to fight the dragon to let his people take the treasure and become wealthy. During battle, Beowulf realized he wasn’t as young as he used to be and could not fight without the young Wiglaf by his side. The struggle continued until the giant beast sunk his razor sharp teeth deep into Beowulf’s neck. Weak from loss of blood Beowulf stumbled back.
Shield was considered a king, as he was able to rampage through his foes, and was paid tribute those that lost. Though Grendel was described as a monster, he too has killed people, but was not viewed as good. Beowulf, the protagonist, is the “hero” of the story for having great power and looked up to by others. The idea of a monster, king, and hero are similar in different because of their power, and motivation. The first character to be introduced in Beowulf was Shield Sheafson.
Beowulf then decides the want to kill Grendel’s mother also. King Hrothgar said “Our only help, Again, lies with you. Grendel’s mother IS hidden in her terrible home, in a place You’ve not seen. Seek it you dare! Save us, Once-more, and again twisted gold, Heaped-up ancient treasure, will reward you For the battle you win!” (Pg.