Essay about Analysis of Beowulf

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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 sails to Denmark with a small ship of fourteen bravest and best of Geats. Hrothgar accepts Beowulf offer to fight Grendel and hosts a feast in the hero’s honor. Unferth accuses Beowulf for not defeating the Breca. He tells them some of his past accomplishments and convinces the crowd. Beowulf …show more content…
They create Beowulf poem showing Beowulf as a great fighter and warrior.
Beowulf returns home and rules for fifty years. Fifty years after Beowulf’s battle with Grendel, a steal golden cup comes to Beowulf’s hands. The new dragon attacks the Geats people. Beowulf sensing his own death approaching, at the age around seventies, decides to fight the dragon. With the help of his trusted friend Wiglaf, after a tense fight, he kills the dragon at a heavy cost. Beowulf died and was buried in Geatland. According to Beowulf’s wishes, they burned his body on a huge funeral pyre with a massive treasure in an overlooking sea.
The author shows character in the poem as unable to talk about their identity. This is a very prominent because of the poem’s emphasis on kingship bonds. The poem shows Beowulf heroism in two separate phases showing Beowulf in a youth and age. Also shows the three main conflicts – with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. We can understand that these three fights want to show Beowulf as a heroic warrior, and his mature heroism as a reliable king. The connection between the fifty years, when he was young and the old age shows Beowulf as a reliable king. When he was young, Beowulf is shown as a great warrior, with a lot of strength and courage, including his fabled swimming match against Breca. . Early on the book youthful Beowulf, desires personal glory, having nothing to lose. But the aged Hrothgar, seeks protection of his people, having much to

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