Tangible Glory In Beowulf

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Beowulf is willing to risk his life by battling battles to protect the people. There are three main battles. The first battled Beowulf had to fight was against Grendel. The second battle, Beowulf had to fight was against Grendel's mother. The third battle, Beowulf fight was against a dragon. Tangible riches are things that are able to be touched or felt. Gold is an example of tangible riches. Intangible glory is something that is unable to be touched, but it is unable to be felt. Love is an example of intangible glory. Beowulf fought Grendel for his first battle. Beowulf was presented with many gifts for battling Grendel. Beowulf received many tangible gifts. “Then Halfdane’s son presented Beowulf with a gold standard…show more content…
Beowulf received many tangible riches after killing Grendel's mother. “The Geat captain saw treasure in abundance, but carried no spoils from those quarters except for the head and the inlaid hilt embossed with jewels; its blade had melted and the scrollwork on it burnt, so scalding was the blood of the poisonous fiend who had perished there. Then away, he swam, the one who had survived the fall of his enemies, flailing to the surface”(Page 111 lines 1612-1619). The inlaid hilt embossed with jewels is an example of tangible riches. Beowulf received many intangible glories for defeating Grendel's mother. “A protector of his people, pledged to uphold truth and justice and to respect tradition, is entitled to affirm that this man was born to distinction. Beowulf, my friend, your fame has gone far and wide, you are known everywhere. In all things you are even-tempered, prudent and resolute. So I stand firm by the promise of friendship we exchanged before. Forever you will be your people's mainstay and your own warriors’ helping hand” (Page 117 lines 1700-1708). Promise of friendship is a perfect example of intangible glory Beowulf received because he cares for people and helps
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