What Are Beowulf's Accomplishments

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In the poem Beowulf, the character Beowulf had a desire for fame and earthly rewards. From driving five great giants into chains and hunting and killing monsters out of the ocean one by one, Beowulf will often boast in himself about his greatest accomplishments. However, Beowulf’s boasting and thirst for fame contradicts with the Christians beliefs of pride and eternal reward.
Christians believe that a man should humble himself and never boast in his own accomplishments but always boast in the power of the Almighty. Often in the poem Beowulf, Beowulf has boasted in himself and his own accomplishments. In the Christian Bible it states, “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”(Jeremiah 9:23). In the poem Beowulf, Beowulf was asking King Hrothgar
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In the Holy Bible, it states this, “ And he answered, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”(Luke 10:17). David Nelson from Prophetic Ministry stated, “Our flesh, emotions and mind can create a very pleasing script for our lives that may reflect our deepest longings and desires.”(www.propheticministryiowa.com). In the poem Beowulf, Beowulf’s lust and thirst for fame drove him to obtain the things he longed for. In the poem it states the following, “But Beowulf longed only for fame.”(40). Beowulf’s longing and thirst for fame was his motivation behind slaying Grendel and his Mother. In all of Beowulf's greatest accomplishments his thirst for fame was the very thing that drove him to obtain those

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