Learning of Beowulf's intended mission, he permitted the Danes to pass. They started out then - the spacious ship remained behind, riding on its rope, ... Figures of boars, bright and fire-hardened, gleamed gold-adorned above the cheek-guards; in war the boar helped guard those fierce men's lives ... To Hrothgar's high hall they marched. There the King spread a banquet feast in Beowulf's honor; the mead cup was passed around, and the boasting began. But the Danish warrior Unferth, "drunken with wine," taunted the Geat, reminding him of a five-day swimming contest in which Beowulf was said to have been bested.
The book of Beowulf starts showing King Hrothgar as a king of Denmark who builds a mead-wall named Heorot. The mead-wall noise angers Grendel, a horrible monster who lives in a swamp with his mysterious mother. Grendel visits Danes every night and kills people every time he comes. The Danes for many years’ experience suffer, danger, death from Grendel monster. A Geatish warrior called Beowulf comes to help them after many years of suffer.
Beowulf grabs Grendel’s hand and rips his arm completely out of its socket. Unable to fight anymore, Grendel goes back to his lair and dies from the fatal wound. Beowulf uses Grendel’s torn off arm as a trophy and displays it in Herot for all to see and know Grendel is now dead. King Hrothgar and his men then celebrate because Beowulf has br... ... middle of paper ... ...m Beowulf proves he is a hero through his battles. He’s trophies transform from physical evidence of his opponents defeat to gold and riches.
He appears at the hall late one night and kills thirty of the warriors in their sleep. For the next twelve years, the fear of Grendel's fury casts a shadow over the lives of the Danes. Hrothgar and his advisors can think of nothing to calm the monster's anger. Beowulf, prince of the Geats, hears about Hrothgar's troubles, gathers fourteen of the bravest Geat warriors, and sets sail from his home in southern Sweden. The Geats are greeted by the members of Hrothgar's court, and Beowulf boasts to the king of his previous successes as a warrior, particularly his success in fighting sea monsters.
This story seems to be Christian with bits and pieces of paganism thrown in. Beowulf is a story about a king who hires Beowulf to fight a monster, named Grendel. King Hrothgar of Denmark, builds a great mead-hall, called Heorot, where his warriors can gather to drink, receive gifts from their lord, and sing songs. But the noise from Heorot angers Grendel, a cruel demon who lives in the swamplands of Hrothgar's kingdom. Every night Grendel terrorizes the Danes, killing them even though they tried hard to fight back.
Grendel, a fierce monster with mighty strength, started killing the Danes, some sort of complaint about the noise. Once word gets out of how these warriors are being killed off ruthlessly without any successful attempts at retaliation against this demon, a Geatish warrior named Beowulf steps into the scene. Once Beowulf arrives, he is welcomed warmly by king Hrothgar into his mead-hall. Beowulf’s men were treated to a feast, but during the event, Beowulf was taunted... ... middle of paper ... ...imately, protecting something they felt was worth laying down their lives for. While Beowulf has positive pride, Achilles has negative pride.
He is referred to as "protector of warriors" and "ring-giver," the latter epithet used to tell readers he is generous. He builds a magnificent mead-hall, Heorot, which becomes threatened by Grendel. Unable to fight Grendel himself, Hrothgar and his people suffer from his attacks for years until Beowulf comes and offers his services. GRENDEL is a monster who is a descendant of Cain, the brother-slayer. For twelve years, Grendel attacks Heorot and kills Danish people: "he wanted no peace with any of the men of the Danish host" (Norton, 29).
“Grendel’s first raid turns all the successes of the triumphant line of the Scyldings into horror, pain, and humiliation.”(Clark) Grendel continues his torture of the Danes for 12 years , until Beowulf arrives and kills evil Grendel and returns for his mother and the tales are true that he is a king and Is guided by God in war as he kills the descendants of Cain. returns to his land to become king and rules uncontested for over 50 years. As he shifts into old age he is challenged one last time by the Dragon. “Then rose, still brave, still strong, And with his shield art his side and a mail shirt on his breast, strode Jones 2 calmly, confidently, toward the tower, under The rocky cliffs.”(Unknown Poet) All of men who swore they would die for him ran and no one, but his distant cousin Wiglaf stood strong and foug... ... middle of paper ... ...e of Romans were defeated the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. Shortly after the Angles seized the islands “Angle Land” becomes England.
The monster breaks into the castle and eats as many of Hrothgar's men as he can hold each night. King Hrothgar calls Beowulf for help because the king has tried everything else. Beowulf arrives with a ship of his warriors to help King Hrothgar in stopping Grendel. King Hrothgar accepts Beowulf's pledge to kill Grendel. Beowulf pledges to face Grendel with, "no weapons, therefore, for either this night; unarmed he shall face me if face me he dares" (47).
King Hrothgar accepts Beowulf’s proposition to kill Grendel. That night when Grendel attains to the castle to slaughter some of the men, Beowulf battles him unprotected, evidencing himself tougher than the evil monster. As the eponymous hero Beowulf tears off Grendel’s arm as he absconds but later on perishes when he returns to his underwater lair. Grendel’s mother is also a purely evil physical danger. Evil is omnipresent, pestering men, “invisibly following them from the edge of the marsh, always there, unseen” (11.