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Beowulf: Journey to the Kingdom

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Beowulf is an extraordinary warrior who goes through many obstacles to prove his worthiness. With the strength of thirty, and the heart of a leader he pulls through no matter what come his way. He is always thinking of others and not about only him, and does not ask for much in return. He does not seek honor and glory, although because of his good deeds this does soon follow. Unlike most kings his takeover of the kingdom did not come from heredity directly but because of the people's choice, and for the people he continues to fight for, even until death. Because of his bravery, his leadership, and his commitment this encouraged the movement from hero to a king.
Each king through out the story was known for their good works among the people and all of the battles that they have accomplished. "So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness. We have heard of those princes heroic campaigns" (Beowulf 41). Each of these kings had something wonderful about them, and something more came from the next that ruled. The first king mentioned in the story was Sheild Sheafson, "A foundling to start with, he would flourish later on as his powers waxed and his worth was proved" (Beowulf 41). He was an orphan taken in by others and over time he flourished into a great king. He was honored all over the world for his good works. He then was given a son who became a greater king, named Beow. Because he started doing for the people and putting the people first while his dad was still king, his transition over to king was easy. "Behavior that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere," (Beowulf 42). The third king, Hrothgar the son of Beow. Because he won many wars and attracted many young fol...

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... all this, it still was a one on one battle with the dragon, and to the death Beowulf did fight and conquer.
Beowulf overall has past many test to prove that he was a worthy king. Not only his strength but his faith in God guided him through his battles. He chose to protect first and as a young warrior fought to win. A great king is someone who must be for the people, must be liked by the people, kind, generous, brave, and a great leader who attract many followers. Throughout the progress of Beowulf taking over the kingdom these are all the qualities that made him the person that he was. He cared for the people even until his death, and fought the enemies so that his kingdom would be safe. His tough skin allowed him to back down from nothing, he was a good king. Because of his bravery, his leadership, and his commitment this allowed the movement from hero to king.