Beowulf- A Noble King

Beowulf – A Noble King The epic poem Beowulf describes the noblest king of the Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf. Beowulf is a man who demonstrates all the good qualities of a king, this can be seen by just looking at what he has accomplished. Beowulf is a man who was loyal, powerful, and charitable. Beowulf was loyal to his promises and his country. When he decides to kill Grendel for King Hrothgar he doesn’t back down even after the stories he’s heard. After he has killed him the Danes still need him, so he kills Grendel's mother. He was very dedicated to what he did and he never gave up. "We crossed the sea to come here; it is time to return, to go back to our beloved lord, Higlac." ...

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Danes for a long time, by using only his hands and ripping off Grendels arm. Defeating Grendel, he shows that a man, without armor and weapons, can defeat evil in any form. When Beowulf is fighting Grendel's mother, who is seeking revenge on her son's death, he is able to slay her by slashing her neck with a sword that can only be lifted by a person as strong as Beowulf. When Beowulf fights the fire- blowing dragon he knows this will most likely be his last battle, nevertheless he doesn’t give up. With a little help from his cousin he kills it. "And Beowulf drew his battle-sharp dagger: the blood-stained old king stll knew what he was doing. Quickly, he cut the beast in half, slit it apart. It fell, their courage had killed it . . ." (2702-2706). Beowulf was a very charitable man. He gave treasure whenever possible. "Beowulf has brought his king horses and treasure-as a man must . . . And Beowulf gave Welthow’s gift, her wonderful necklace, to Higd, Higlac’s queen . ...

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