The lord of the Geats swung his shield against the awful foe, then struck at him with his ancestral sword, but to no avail. For example, Beowulf is brave, even willing to die for the greater good, he is abnormally stronger than most humans which in a way makes him superior, and he is somewhat of a natural leader that everyone seems to admire. . Beowulf rips the monster's arm from its shoulder. Instead, I had slain nine sea monsters with my sword.
Beowulf is the embodiment of good just as Grendel is the embodiment of evil. Self-sacrifice and courage are two traits that Beowulf cherishes, and that can further be seen in Jon Snow. Its guard was of shining gold, graven correctly with runic letters and brightly adorned with snakes. One of the greatest among ancient treasures, its iron blade was stained with poison and hardened with the blood of battle. With kind thanks he returned the sword Hrunting to Unferth, generously praising the ancient weapon.
His fight with Grendel proved his strength. Revised edition New York: Newson and Company, 1912. Upon the Geats arrival, a man questions them as their presence is unexpected. Thus the Geatish people mourned their fallen lord. An evil monster dragged me to the bottom, but I was able to stab the creature with the point of my sword, and then dispatched him with my hand.
This is important because Beowulf must use shear god like strength to defeat this monster. In the epic poem, Beowulf, an epic hero from Geats travels far out of his way to help the Danes with their fight against the nasty Grendel. Disposing of an aggressive harasser for the public good is one of the main trials a superhero must go through. The warriors failed to support their king in battle, and they have been foolish to risk their most prized king, who could protect them and ensure their safety. Ashliman's , a library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology. His strength allowed him to succeed in battle. You inch closer and closer to peer into the eyes of the beast that terrorized an entire kingdom.
Beowulf was just like anyone of those people. Then he recounted in detail his entire adventure: his arrival at Heorot, his hand-to-hand fight with Grendel, his slaying of the monster's mother at the bottom of the mere, and his reward of great treasures at the hand of King Hrothgar. As I have heard, very few men in the world had ever withstood the venomous blasts from such a foe. At Hygelac's death Beowulf became king. The writer makes Grendel powerful, merciless, and a source of pure evil. Thinking to kill each one, he hoped for a bountiful feast. He named the great hall Heorot.
Beowulf recovered somewhat, and drawing his short sword he cut the serpent in two. Although it is not certain when, and by whom, Beowulf was written; many people believe it was composed in the middle to end of the Anglo-Saxon period. Night after night Grendel haunted the misty moors, pursuing his victims. He was a proven hero. Suddenly they came upon a mere, overhung with a cheerless wood.
The Monsters in the Mind: The Face of Evil in Myth, Literature, and Contemporary Life. Seeing the troubled waves mingled with blood, they feared that the sea-wolf had torn Beowulf to pieces. By establishing fame in his lifetime, an individual can hope to be remembered by subsequent generations—the only consolation that death affords. Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th ed. The sea-fish grew angry, but my shirt of chainmail protected me. Beowulf observes the monster's method as one Geat is slaughtered and devoured.
Not far from there is a mere. After all the warriors are asleep, Grendel enters the hall and eats one of Beowulf's men. At home I have accepted my fate. Different critics of the poem offer varying analyses and understandings of Grendel and his motives. In Beowulf the events are perceived as a positive. For three hundred winters he jealously guarded the treasure. The serpent plucked up his courage and renewed his attack.