This was an early draft. I am not sure what happened to the final paper. I may find it, as I go through other disks and folders. This post has been back-dated:
Kids Encyclopedia Facts The first page of the only manuscript of Beowulf. Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem. It is not known who wrote it, and there is no agreement as to when it was written. Estimates for the date range from AD right through to ADand there is no consensus.
The poem has only one manuscript source, written about Beowulf is lines long. Tolkien describes and illustrates many of the features of Old English poetry in his essay On translating Beowulf. The protagonist of the poem is Beowulf. In the poem, Beowulf fights three monsters: Grendel and Grendel's mother, and later in his life an unnamed dragon.
Story Hrothgar, a Danish king, has built a big mead hall, which is called Heorot. Hrothgar and his people live a good life and celebrate in Heorot. But then they are attacked by Grendelwho comes to Heorot every night and kills some of Hrothgar's people. Beowulf is a warrior from Geatland modern southern Sweden.
He hears of Hrothgar's troubles with Grendel. Beowulf and his men leave Geatland to help King Hrothgar. Beowulf and his men stay the night in Heorot. When Grendel comes to kill them, Beowulf fights him.
Beowulf tears Grendel's arm off from his body and sticks it on the wall as a trophy. Grendel runs to his home in the marsheswhere he dies. Everyone is happy that Grendel is killed and celebrates.
But the next night, Grendel's mother comes to Heorot and kills many people for revenge and grabs Grendel's arm. Beowulf then goes to the marshes where Grendel and his mother lived.
Beowulf fights Grendel's mother and kills her. Beowulf later becomes a king. He fights a dragon that was living in a barrow.Once Beowulf has fulfilled his duty to Hrothgar (because the King had helped Beowulf's father in his time of need and Beowulf feels a sense of duty to come to Hrothgar's aide as a form of.
Hrothgar's efforts to end a conflict with the Hathobards, a rival clan. 29, 30 Hrothgar continues telling of Hrothgar's plan to make peace with the Hathobards. The King, Beowulf explains, has offered his daughter's hand in marriage to.
King Hrothgar’s kingdom was in chaos during that time because Grendel, a hideous monster from a mountain near the kingdom, was attacking the people and warriors of Danes. When Beowulf heard about the incident, he rushed to the land of King Hrothgar and fought with the monster. King Hrothgar-the king of the Danes.
Beowulf comes to fight Grendel for Hrothgar, in Beowulf comes to fight Grendel for Hrothgar, in return for a favor Hrothgar had done for Ecgtheow, many years earlier. Greed in Beowulf Essay. by brianrervin February 2, 33 views; he became an evil and terrible king.
Hrothgar does not want Beowulf to face a fate similar to a corrupt Heremod.
While Hrothgar advises Beowulf to beware of a lust for glory, he showers Beowulf with praise when he defeats Grendel. A good warrior, in contrast, supports his people through the pursuit of personal fame, whether on the battlefield, in feats of strength, or by purposely seeking out conflict, just as Beowulf does in coming to Hrothgar's aid and fighting Grendel.