Beowulf Character Analysis

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Beowulf In the poem, Beowulf, the poet says “Hand to hand is how it will be, a life and death fight against the fiend, and he whom death bears off shall submit to the judgement of the lord.” (Line#) This quote is a piece of how Beowulf will fight Grendel to save the townspeople. He then is led to fight Grendel’s mother, who retaliates on the end result of Beowulf’s fight with her son. Before Beowulf says goodbye to his people forever, he fights a fire breathing dragon, who is terrorizing his people. Throughout each of these fights, Beowulf changes his character and each fight shows the growth of Beowulf as a hero. In the fight with Grendel, Beowulf is impetuous. He fought with little of a plan, as we learn when one of his warriors is used as a sacrifice. This shows Beowulf’s ability of judgement because he was able to see how Grendel attacks and with seeing that he is able to fight back to the best of his ability. In the battle with Grendel, Beowulf is a arrogant warrior who believes he is the best of the best. He truly thinks he is the only warrior who could ever defeat any monster in his way. A quote that shows his conceitedness is, “______________”(Line#) Beowulf contains abnormal strength, which leads him to announcing he will not be using any type of weapon during the battle with Grendel. Beowulf proves himself as strong warrior when he defeats Grendel, fulfilling his promise to the Danes.The reader’s see here that Beowulf is a man of his word and foreshadows

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