At every step of his career, loyalty is Beowulf's guiding virtue. Grendel resents men because God blesses them but will never bless him. Although the now elderly king insists on taking on the dragon alone, he brings along the 11 in case he needs them. As he prepares to meet the dragon, near the end of the poem, now King Beowulf again considers his reputation. Beowulf manages to follow her back to her lair and kill her. Huge and exceedingly strong, Beowulf is cold and mechanical, showing little emotion or personality.
Irritated by the noise of the king, queen and warriors' revelries, the seemingly monstrous being Grendel attacks Heorot and eats many of the warriors. In order to pass Beowulf grasped his bow and an arrow from his quiver he shot he beast straight through its head. All epic heroes overcome powerful forces that arise from their particular ways of life. Beowulf is admired by all of the other characters, with the exception of the monsters. Many writers and artists depict Grendel as a demonic monster. His sermon to Beowulf before the Geat champion's departure is thematically important; his great mead-hall, Heorot, symbolizes the kingdom's success, civilization, and joy.
Grendel's origin and motivations ultimately remain unclear throughout the poem, which adds a layer of mystery to his character. As he discusses Beowulf's later years, the poet lists the virtues 2177 ff. It's a scary place you have never seen before. Queen Hygd offers Beowulf the throne after her husband dies, thinking that her young son Heardred is unable to protect the kingdom; Beowulf refuses and serves the young king faithfully. When the hero returns to Geatland, he continues his loyalty to his uncle and king, Hygelac, risking his life even when the tactics of the ruler are not the best. As an outsider, Grendel observes and provides commentary on the human civilization he battles. Painful, too, is the desertion of his retainers except for his young kinsman Wiglaf.
The Battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest wars of the Civil War and during it, the North blockaded the Confederacy's ports. Beowulf, famous for his powerful grip, which is as strong as the grip of thirty men, struggles with Grendel, tearing off the monster's shoulder and arm. When he fought Grendel, his men tried to wound Grendel by using their weapons but that did no harm to him, therefore Beowulf had no other choice but to fight with his bare hands. In the second battle against Grendel's mother, he tried to kill Grendel's mother with a sacred sword which had no affect on her. The final battle of the poem is the one against a dragon.
Beowulf comes to the assistance of the Danes Scyldings for complicated reasons. In his old age, he proves a wise and effective ruler. But soon after Heorot is finished, the mirth of the men and the music of the scop anger Grendel, a monster descended from Cain. The first struggle is with the monster Grendel. When the darkness dropped, Grendel went to Herot. He wanted to run away. Hearing of Hroogar's plight and Grendel's laying siege on Heorot, Beowulf travels to Heorot to defeat Grendel.
Builds one level of hype. Beowulf respects the gifts of strength and leadership that he possesses. As he dies, he asks Wiglaf to bring him the treasure of the Dragon. Hygelac King of the Geats and uncle to Beowulf, his death in battle c. The dragon provides a vision of the world as essentially meaningless and empty. Everyone thought that he was dead because they saw a lot of blood on the water.
Grendel got him but then he grabbed one of his arm. He is a father figure to Beowulf and a model for the kind of king that Beowulf becomes. The image of Grendel invading the hall while his enemies are asleep and blood spurting all around is also similar to something human warriors might have been seen doing. The Anglo-Saxon age was a time of frequent warfare, involving ruthless marauding and ferocious attacks on peaceful settlements. Wealhtheow Hrothgar's queen welcomes Beowulf and is the embodiment of charm and hospitality. The Last Battle In this part, Beowulf was the only one that could hope to kill the dragon. Beow is the son of Shield Sheafson and father of Halfdane.
An improper queen would be one like Modthrytho 1931 ff. In all three battles, Beowulf was unable to beat his enemies with any type of mortal weapons. He was an outcast on the outside looking in much like Cain who had been cast away due to his evil deed. After Heardred is killed, Beowulf does become king and rules with honor and fidelity to his office and his people for 50 years. They could rip a man in half and feel no guilt. Of course, monsters exist only in fantasy.
Students may say the fight between Beowulf and Grendel is most important because it symbolizes the struggle between good and evil. This is a list of characters. They were murderers out for blood almost completely savage with revenge or jealousy on their mind. There is another celebration in Heorot with more gifts and promises of friendship. Even when old, Beowulf wants to seek fame by fighting the dragon. Although she is smaller and less powerful than Grendel, she is motivated by a mother's fury.