Essay about Analysis of Beowulf
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