She meets him at the bottom of the lake, they begin fighting at some point she gets the best of him, but Beowulf gets back up and starts winning. Beowulf the slams her to ground and looks around, he sees a sword only giants can lift. He then picks up the sword and stabs her from the neck to all the way down, breaking bones and
Taking only one victim, she flees the hall. Beowulf now pursues her, bursting into her home, and she welcomes him in an embrace . Beowulf doubts his capacities and his men almost give up on him. Beowulf must turn to the monster's own weapon, a magic sword which he uses to defeat her. The third and final enemy Beowulf is the Dragon.
I drove Five great giants into chains, chased All of that race from the earth. I swam In the blackness of night, hunting monsters Out of the ocean, and killing them one By one.” pg. 36, lines 417-423 Beowulf is talking about all he has achieved but is not humble and does not act as though he is helping the Danes
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
Beowulf is an adventurous and fierce account of the trials and tribulations of the Anglo-Saxon era. In this epic poem the main character, Beowulf, encounters grim monsters and must battle them for the betterment and safety of his loyal people and comrades. Each of these monsters Beowulf battles has distinct characteristics from one another. All three monsters are enraged and fighting for different reasons: Grendel is an angered, social outcast; Grendel’s mother is out to avenge her son’s death; and the dragon is furious after being burgled. Grendel is an outcast and a loner of the Herot society.
“Then he drew himself up beside his shield./The fabled warrior in his warshirt and helmet/trusted in his own strength entirely/and we went under the crag. No coward path” (Beowulf 2539 - 2541). In this scene of Beowulf, Beowulf is going to kill the dragon in his lair and everyone but one person runs off once they see the dragon. This shows his courageous deeds because even though all of his allies but on left him to die, Beowulf wasn’t leaving until
He showed bravery, he used his strength against his enemies and in the end gave the ultimate sacrifice for his people. He strangled Grendel with his bare hands. He fought Grendel’s mother by himself with no hesitation and fought the dragon to the death but in doing so Beowulf gave his life for those he vowed to protect. Beowulf’s life story is a true epic hero that will be spoken for
He claims that Beowulf has lost the swimming competition between him and Breca. This affects Beowulf because his reputation is vital to him. Beowulf fires back with a reminder that Unferth killed his own kin. “[...] and the forthright Unferth, admired by all for his mind and courage, although under a cloud for killing his brothers, reclined near the king” (1164-1167). To prove himself, Beowulf informs the King Hrothgar of his new expedition, killing Grendel.
Success is something that Beowulf comes to know very well, as he has three great battle successes. Beowulf's first success is when he defeats Grendel. He went to fight Grendel, because the monster was destroying a village called Hereot. Grendel was destroying the castle, that King Hrothgar lived in, and he was killing anyone that got in his way. Later, after Beowulf defeated Grendel, he was faced with the task of defeating Grendel's mother.
non heroic values. In the movie, Beowulf struggles to keep true characteristics of a hero. He lies about the fact that he killed Grendel's mother. When instead he actually had an adulterous rendezvous with her and also with his queen’s handmaid. The epic expresses Beowulf having true heroic ethics and actions.