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Beowulf Noble Qualities

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Beowulf,son of Ecgtheow fought savage beasts far and wide,traveled treacherous places overseas,defied death defying stunts to protect his king and other kingdoms.This epic poem began back in Herot where the terrible Grendal slaughtered men for sport.When Beowulf heard about this gruesome beast, he grabbed his men, headed down to Herot to answer the king’s prayers ,but little did he know that monster lead to more. Because Beowulf demonstrates noble qualities, he serves as the perfect example of a true Anglo-Saxon warrior. Beowulf will always be there wherever or whenever no matter how big a battle or monster.For example “Beowulf, Higlac’s/Follower and the strongest of the Geats- greater/And stronger than anywhere in this world-/Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror/And quickly commanded a boat fitted out proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king”(Beowulf 3,194-199).He heard what was going on with Hrothgar & that terrible monster,Grendel so he would help this king that he never met.This explains he is willing to face this creature that’s terrifying hrothgar’s people and is willing to do anything to put a stop to it. This also shows how he is willing to be anywhere to help someone.For instance Hrothgar “ The wise old king/Trembled in anger and grief, his dearest/ Friend and adviser dead.Beowulf/ was sent for at once;... [t]he gray-haired king wondering/If God would ever end this misery/The Geats tramped quickly through the hall;”(19, 1307-1316).After hearing the
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