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." ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

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 . ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login


CITE THIS PAGE:

Beowulf- A Noble King. (2004, August 3). Retrieved April 8, 2020, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Beowulf-A-Noble-King/12042
"Beowulf- A Noble King." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 3 Aug. 2004. Web. 8 Apr. 2020. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Beowulf-A-Noble-King/12042>
"Beowulf- A Noble King." Essayworld.com. August 3, 2004. Accessed April 8, 2020. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Beowulf-A-Noble-King/12042.
"Beowulf- A Noble King." Essayworld.com. August 3, 2004. Accessed April 8, 2020. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Beowulf-A-Noble-King/12042.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 8/3/2004 05:23:33 AM
Category: English
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 575
Pages: 3

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
» Beowulf - A Noble
» Beowulf - A Noble
» King Arthur And Beowulf: A Comp...
» King Arthur And Beowulf: A Comp...
» Macbeth: A Noble And Highly Res...
» Beowulf: A Man Of Many Values
» More Than A Noble Perception
» Beowulf - Significance Of Scyl
» Once A Warrior King---review,
» Beowulf: A Hero With Courage, S...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2020 Essayworld. All rights reserved