He learns of how Grendel only seeks justice for what was done to him. This kind of justice was also taken upon the first Geat killed, who rather than chosen randomly as in the poem, was actually chosen due to having shattered and desecrated Grendel’s father’s head. Once this deed had been taken care of he tried to escape from the mead hall, but his arm was accidentally hung on a rope and he decided to escape by cutting his arm off with a spear. Grendel then runs off, only to die soon after by the shore. Grendel’s mother pulls him in the water and takes him to her cave.
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.
Weak from loss of blood Beowulf stumbled back. When he stepped back thats when Wiglaf smote the dragon and gave Beowulf the time to take a death blow to his fire breathing chest. The Dragon lied dead, once again Beowulf was victorious! He was a true hero, but the hero didn’t get to celebrate this victory like his last two. Beowulf too had died in battle, from the deadly bite on his neck.
When Beowulf killed Grendel and his mother, he had heroically purged Herot of its evil. He then became a ruler of the Geats. Beowulf ruled the land of the Geats for fifty years. Other kingdoms feared and respected Beowulf. He fought with a fire breathing dragon that had been
During the battle with the dragon all of his warriors fled save one who fought with him until the end. Wiglaf, the warrior who stayed to fight, and Beowulf finally slayed the dragon but Beowulf was mortally wounded by a bite to the neck and died shortly after the battle. Before his death, Beowulf told Wiglaf to take all of the gold and distribute it among his people. When Beowulf was finally buried, he was buried under a hill with the entirety of the dragon’s
Evil comes in many different forms; sometimes there is a clear line between good and evil, but there are times where evil can overcome good. The two stories that represents these two forms are Macbeth and Beowulf. In Macbeth, the story starts out with Macbeth who is a loyal servant to King Duncan. His wife convinces Macbeth to kill King Duncan to gain power and become the new king. After hesitating, he murders King Duncan and this starts transforming him into a paranoid person.
One of these monsters is Grendel, who is a demon attacking King Hrothgar’s land and killing his subjects. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands, and then the monster’s wicked mother, in revenge, attacks our hero, but Beowulf kills her. Towards the end of the epic, he is king of his own land, and he must attack a dragon. He wounds it, but Beowulf is slain in the fight and a monument is raised in this name. Some interpreters have seen it as Christian story.
Later, after Beowulf defeated Grendel, he was faced with the task of defeating Grendel's mother. Grendel's mother went to Hrothgar and began antagonizing the people that lived there because they killed her son and she was very angry. Beowulf went after her to the lake and killed her, even with the disadvantage of being underwater. After Beowulf kills Grendel's mother, he says "if God had not helped me" (Seamus Heaney, Line 1657), which means that he could have possibly not been successful if God had not been there to support him during the battle." Fifty years later, Beowulf reaches success again as a king by defeating a greedy dragon that lived underground and started burning houses because someone went into his lair and took some of his possessions (Seamus Heaney, Line 2220-2334).
Beowulf grabs Grendel by his arm with his bare hands and rips off the monster’s arm with ease. Grendel is fatally injured and runs back to his den. The second part of the hero quest was when Beowulf fought Grendel’s mother who killed Hrothgar’s best companion during the night. Beowulf dresses in heavy chainmail and brings along the sword that Unferth gives to him as a gift. He dives into the depths of the