Beowulf assumes the throne and reigns peacefully for 50 years, though there is still a trial to be completed. His final test is the hardest in terms of the monster he has to face and how high stakes the battle is. A dragon is razing all the villages and burning them down. Although Beowulf knows that this fight could be his last, he chooses to face the Dragon anyway, because if he doesn’t it could ensure the destruction of all of his kinsmen. This conforms to the Resurrection stage of the hero’s journey as the dragon is nothing like anything he faced in the
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.
He ripped one apart and consumed his meat and blood. When he grasped Beowulf, he perceived the warrior’s strength and was immediately filled with fear. Grendel wanted to flee, but Beowulf grasped him. These two battled in the hall and in his struggle for freedom, gender lost his arm. Grendel escapes, only to die in his cave, and his arm to be hung in the hall.
The first major point in Beowulf is when Beowulf kills Grendel. After hearing about the many Danes that Grendel had killed, Beowulf and a group of warriors decide to sail and help the Danish people: “In his far – off home Beowulf … Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror And quickly commanded a boat fitted out, Proclaiming that he’s go to that famous king” (Raffel 194 – 199). This shows that Beowulf is willing and eager to help other countries in
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
After Beowulf got back from the Danes from killing Grendel’s mom, he became the king of the Geats. “Defending the folk against many a tribe with a spear point and word in the surges of battle till not one was hostile “neath heaven’s expanse.” Beowulf put ever dedication into his people and put them first before anything else. Many years passed and Beowulf began to grow old yet his fighting spirit never aged. He was easily one of the most kindest and generous kings the land of the Geats had ever seen. 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.
Beowulf does countless acts of selfless deeds, even for those who are not of the Geat clan. Wiglaf comes to Beowulf’s aid when nobody else does while battling the dragon. A good vs evil is when Beowulf comes to slay Grendel because “For twelve winters, seasons of woe, the lord of Shieldings suffered under,” (Beowulf 13) Grendel’s brutal attacks. Grendel kills the Danes in Heorot, in king Hrothgar’s hall, for twelve years. Beowulf comes to Heorot without even being asked or requested when he hears of Grendel’s attacks on the hall.
Beowulf’s father, Ecgtheow, “began the greatest feuds” for killing Heatholaf, and was denied by everyone except Hrothgar for refuge (16). Hrothgar not only helps Ecgtheow earn back his honor by paying off his debt for killing Heatholaf, but he provides Ecgtheow with enough money and resources to be able to return to home. Since Hrothgar showed Beowulf’s family a great deal of hospitality and generosity, Beowulf traveled to the Danes to return the same generosity and kill the monster that had been terrorizing and killing Hrothgar’s men. The monster Grendel, gives Beowulf a way to not only pay back Hrothgar’s kind act towards his family, but also a way to restore honor to his family name and improve his heroic reputation by killing this monster that has been undefeatable for twelve
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.
The tales differ because of exaggeration and lack of presence in some events by the Geat. The story narrates of Grendel’s unquenchable desire to slaughter in his lust for evil. It speaks of the fear caused by him and how Herot’s population fell as people were killed or fled from the village. Herot was deserted for 12 years, yet Grendel never attacked Hrothgar, only his men. It was then that Beowulf came to defeat this evil.