Essays Tagged: "Geat"

Beowulf--author unknown....another paper on beowulf as an epic hero

e any hero, for he was a mortal and could be killed. The loyalty he had has for his king and fellow Geats would not permit him to forfeit any fight. "My hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for li ...

(3 pages) 66 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf

the death of her son, but she is similarly vanquished. Then, 50 years later, Beowulf's people, the Geats, ask him to save them from a malicious fire dragon. Beowulf succeeds in conquering the fire dr ...

(3 pages) 92 0 2.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

This is an analytical essay on Beowulf and the role of evil versus good. It talks about how evil is needed to define the good guy.

The evil enemy has essentialcharacteristics which lead to Beowulf as a hero. Not only do the Dane, Geat and readers see himas a hero, but most crucially he see's himself as a hero. I will argue the n ... attle with the dragon; but it is because of thisdeath that he gets the recognition he does, "So the Geat people, his hearth-companions, /sorrowed for the lord who had been laid low."(3178-3179) Everyo ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Beowul Part One" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

ngers.I expect you're hereto find adventure, not asylum."The brave one answered him,he of the proud Geats tribe,hard under his helmet:"We are Hygelac's table companions.Beowulf is my name.I will decla ... f warriors.Wulfgar spoke to his friendly lord:"From far over the sea's expansehas come a man of the Geats,a chief of warriors named Beowulf.He and his men have, my lord,asked to exchange words with yo ...

(13 pages) 52 2 2.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Beowul Part Two" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

es:"Receive this cup,my dear lord,giver of treasure.Be in joy,gold friend of men,and speak to these Geatswith kind wordsas men should do.Be gracious to the Geatsand mindful of the giftsyou have from n ... ethric and Hrothmund,children of warriors,the youth together.There the good ones sat,Beowulf of the Geatsand the two brothers.To him the cup was carriedand friendship offered in words.Wound gold was k ...

(20 pages) 85 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Beowul Part Three" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

e arch--a stream of fire.He could not enterfor the dragon's flame.Beowulf was angry,the lord of the Geats,he who stormed in battle.He yelled into the cave.The hoard-keeper perceiveda man's voice anddi ... methan the prince had hoped.That was the first dayhe was not grantedglory in battle.The lord of the Geatsraised his arm,struck the horrible thingwith his ancestral sword,but the edge gave way:that bri ...

(10 pages) 52 2 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Beowulf

of Beowulf is his ability to put his peoples welfare before his own. Beowulf's uncle is king of the Geats so he is sent as an emissary to help rid the Danes of the evil Grendel. Beowulf risks his own ... the dangers but fears nothing for his own life. After Beowulf had served his people as King of the Geats for fifty years, he goes to battle one last time to fight a horrible dragon who is frightening ...

(2 pages) 72 5 1.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Beowulf And Society

(2 pages) 335 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

ef and fear to the people of Herot throughout the story. The king of Herot, Hrothgar, sends for the Geat protagonist, Beowulf, to deal with Grendal, after so much pain and fear. Since Beowulf is the o ...

(2 pages) 1134 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

ift and carry it back to Herot mead-hall. After Beowulf had served his people as king of the Geats for fifty years, he does to battle one last time to fight a horrible dragon who is frightening ... efeats the dragon in order to protect his people. Even in death, he wished so secure safety for the Geats so a tall lighthouse is built in order to protect his people. The most heroic of traits within ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

s introduced in the story. "In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac's Follower and the strongest of the Geats - greater And Stronger than anyone anywhere in this world..." (Beowulf; lines 194-196) A ... r in a foreign land. "So Beowulf Chose the mightiest men he could find, The bravest and best of the Geats, fourteen In all, and led them down to their boat." (Beowulf; lines 204-207) Beowulf ret ...

(5 pages) 1310 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

s introduced in the story. "In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac's Follower and the strongest of the Geats - greater And Stronger than anyone anywhere in this world..." (Beowulf; lines 194-196) A ... r in a foreign land. "So Beowulf Chose the mightiest men he could find, The bravest and best of the Geats, fourteen In all, and led them down to their boat." (Beowulf; lines 204-207) Beowulf ret ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

on the European mainland. With two related tribes, the Danes that are now known as Denmark and the Geats, now known as Sweden. Beowulf is a great and courageous warrior who crosses the sea to help th ... he sea to help the Danes, then goes back to Sweden to help his Uncle Hygelac succeed as king of the Geats. We will never know whether or not that Beowulf really existed, we do know that Hygelac was a ...

(4 pages) 1010 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

e comes into play with the great hero Beowulf. The fire-breathing dragon attacks the kingdom of the Geats; killing and ravaging all that come in its path. After the long and grueling battle with the d ... ng and grueling battle with the dragon Beowulf dies and Wiglaf takes Beowulf's place as king of the Geats. The dragon is a natural sign of evil in Christianity. After the long and grueling battle with ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 10

s dragon…" It goes on to emphasize the burdening problem the dragon, "…scourge of the Geats…" is towards the innocent Geats. When in reality, the Geats were doing as much killing ... In this case though the dragon was killing in a rage, over his missing treasure. Nevertheless, the Geats see the dragon as pure evil. "(He) was intent a third time upon attack…" Perhaps by his ...

(3 pages) 493 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 11

g strong is his most notable trait. As seafarers used to say, I remember, who took the gifts of the Geat people in token of our friendship- that in his hand's grasps had the strength of other thirty m ... y". (p 104-105) Nevertheless his popularity grew in his native land. Upon his return to the land of Geats he was well known for his combats and his courage in actions. (p.119) Now we know that well af ...

(2 pages) 361 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

s dragon…" It goes on to emphasize the burdening problem the dragon, "…scourge of the Geats…" is towards the innocent Geats. When in reality, the Geats were doing as much killing ... In this case though the dragon was killing in a rage, over his missing treasure. Nevertheless, the Geats see the dragon as pure evil. "(He) was intent a third time upon attack…" Perhaps by his ...

(3 pages) 418 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

g strong is his most notable trait. As seafarers used to say, I remember, who took the gifts of the Geat people in token of our friendship- that in his hand's grasps had the strength of other thirty m ... y". (p 104-105) Nevertheless his popularity grew in his native land. Upon his return to the land of Geats he was well known for his combats and his courage in actions. (p.119) Now we know that well af ...

(2 pages) 415 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf:The Birth Of A Hero

pendently not only requires courage, but strength and self-esteem. Beowulf is the "strongest of the Geats-greater/ And stronger than anyone anywhere in this world" (li 194-195). Yet this strength feed ... es, or is killed by a sword,/ And you have survived whatever battle/ Sweeps him off, I say that the Geats/ Could do no better, find no man better/ Suited to be king, keeper of warriors/ And their trea ...

(5 pages) 38 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

“One Fine Man. Or is he?”         A mountain of a

to take in his enemies profile and use this inelegance to defeat him."Grendel snatched at the first Geat he came to, ripped him apart, cut his body to bits with powerful jaws, drank the blood from his ...

(2 pages) 743 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature