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Beowulf a noble

Beowulf - A Noble

There are a two heroic acts that Beowulf accomplished that characterize

him as being noble. One example of these acts is his altruistic behavior through

out his life.When beowolf heard that the great king hrothgar and his knights

were being attacked by the evil monster Grendel. Without even asking king

hrothgar what was in it for him Beowolf got up and took 14 of his men and sailed

on a ship to king hrothgar's palace to face the evil monster Grendel in hand to

hand combat. Beowolf told the king that he will leave his fate to god and if god

wants him killed Grendel will kill him.If god doesn't want him to die beowolf

will come out victorios in killing Grendel.

The king liked Beowolf's noble words and wished him luck.Beowolf

without hesitation laid down in the line of knights to wait for Grendel to

strike. This part of the story shows that Beowolf is not completly moral because

he lets some knights be killed by Grendel before he attacks. Beowulf and Grendel

fight and the monster's arm is ripped off causing a slow and painful death.Even

though Beowolf didn't do this heroic and noble act for the reward ing Hrothgar

gave him a sword and eight horses with golden cheek plates.

The second act of Beowolf's conflict with grendel showing his nobility

is not with Gredel himself but with Grendels mother. After Grendel was killed

his mother was very angry and killed a knight in king Hrothgar's court the same

way her son had. King Hrothgar was very disturbed by this and didn't know what

to do. He called for Beowolf and told him of a dangerous swamp where Grendel and

his mother lived. The king also said that no one would go into the swamp to kill

Grendel's mother. The noble Beowolf answered Quickly "sorow not O King! I will

persue this monster where ever it may go and i will kill it". They went to the

swamp and Beowolf dived deep into the water not at all fearing what ever awaited

him at the bottom. This shows that he is courages. He battled with Grendel's

mother and beat her. Beowolf and the king celabrated all night and in the

morning Beowolf told king Hrothgar goodbye and said to call for him if he ever

needed help again.

Throughout the entire story Beowulf acts courageously without thinking

of himself, helping other people and rescuing then from great dangers. His noble

character has been preserved in these stories.



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