Beowulf Heorot Quotes

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In the beginning of Beowulf, he had been called to Heorot to protect King Hrothgar from “a powerful demon, a prowler through the dark (86).” Due to the deaths of all the other kings since Shields and his guards, he needed the protection from Beowulf himself. He was confident enough in himself to know he would be able to protect all the people, as well as the king from this “god-cursed brute (121)” that is continuing on attacking and killing people. “ There was no one else like him alive. In his day, he was the mightiest man on earth, high-born and powerful (196-198),” speaks very highly of Beowulf and the power he has once he is given the sword. When Beowulf reaches Daneland he is welcomed in by the King allowing him to “move forward …show more content…

Once his mother tries getting the revenge on him that he did on her son by getting him to the point where he can’t handle her strong grip, the “holy God decided the victory (1553-1554).” He returned back on his feet getting a good grip of the heavy sword swings it and results in him cutting through her neck. Accomplishing another big victory, Beowulf and the guards return to land with Grendel’s head and the melted sword surprising everybody by their return. Beowulf stated, “if God had not helped me, the outcome would have been quick and fatal (1657-1658),” allowing the people to know that he almost did not return. Proud of Beowulf, Hrothgar speaks highly of him after being presented with the remains of the sword informing him of the powers and responsibility he has. As he gets older, he begins to realize his responsibilities and that he can no longer fight and protect the people like he used to when the dragon arrives and he refused it, but then states that, “I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning, if the evil one will only abandon his earth-fort and face me in the open (2513-2515).” Once again going through the tough time, “he could not hold back: one hand brandished the yellow-timbered shield, the other drew his sword (2609-2910),” and with the help of Wiglaf, they defeat

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