Essays Tagged: "Hrothgar"

Anglo-Saxon Ideal Code of Conduct in Beowulf

eal Code of Conducthe epic poem of "Beowulf" presents the characteristics of two heroes, Beowulfand Hrothgar. During this Anglo-Saxon time period, Hrothgar rules as the king of hisDanish lands. Howeve ... lf hears ofthis creature and journeys through the hero's path to kill Grendel. Through this journey,Hrothgar and Beowulf reconstruct the code of conduct of an ideal Anglo-Saxon king andwarrior.The Dan ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf and the Song of Roland, the theme of Father/Son Relationship

f father-son relationships are Beowulf and The Song of Roland. In Beowulf, the relationship between Hrothgar and Beowulf is one in which there is no actual blood father-son tie, but the two characters ... -son tie, but the two characters take on all the characteristics of a real father son relationship. Hrothgar, although Beowulf's senior, has to rely on this new warrior who comes to Heorot to help him ...

(6 pages) 131 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf

and status, were measured not only by wealth, but it was also by honor, fame, and accomplishments. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, is one example of the Anglo-Saxon measurement of importance in Beowulf. ... taking no lives." Through this display of compassion for the commoner who doesn't fight in battles, Hrothgar proves his honor and therefore the extent of his wealth and status. Beowulf, the hero-princ ...

(4 pages) 112 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of Hrothgar and Beowulf as Kings.

tory, the famed hero who slays monsters with his bare hands and then becomes king of the Geats, and Hrothgar, the king of the Danish court, who is grateful for Beowulf's help in overcoming Grendel and ... work rather than taking care of everything themselves, and think of consequences as well as limits. Hrothgar succeeds in meeting all of these criteria, while Beowulf comes off short. Beowulf, a true h ...

(7 pages) 93 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Describes Beowulf as an epic hero through his Anglo-Saxon qualities he posesses.

d superhuman strength.Beowulf exhibits loyalty in the poem after he cuts Grendel's head off to show Hrothgar, the Dane's king. For example, "The Geats' brave prince entered Herot, covered with glory f ... ats' brave prince entered Herot, covered with glory for the daring battles he had fought; he sought Hrothgar to salute him and show Grendel's head" (lines 572-575). Even though Beowulf is a Geat he st ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Summary of Beowolf

ummarized in the beginning when a lord, Healfdene, reigned over the proud Sycldings.Healfdene's son Hrothgar was eventually granted to rule because of his loyalty to the armies, and glory in battle. H ... lf returned to the land of the Sycldings with troops from the country of the Geats to converse with Hrothgar. As Beowulf desired to complete his task, he and his troops ran into Wulfgar, a man who he ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research 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.

that timethere was peace between the two,each still true to the other).Unferth the spokesmansat at Hrothgar's feet--everyone considered himbrave in spirit thoughhe had not been kind tohis kin at the ... n drank wine.They did not knowthat grim fatewould come to many noblesafter evening felland powerful Hrothgarwent to his house to rest.Countless warriors guarded the hall,as they had often done:they cl ...

(20 pages) 85 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Essay on Beowulf and how he encompasses good in anglo saxson culture

of generosity to the Anglo-Saxons. He was generous with his time, because he left his home to help Hrothgar. "He heard of the deeds of Grendel and commanded for a boat to see the king" (ll.130-136). ... my people" (ll.1700-1705). Beowulf displays generosity when he shares stories with the other men in Hrothgar's mead hall.Beowulf was an example of bravery to the Anglo-Saxons. He goes to help Hrothgar ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Beowulf poet reveals the theme of loyal dependency through symbolism

Although Beowulf is under no obligation to do so, he demonstrates his loyalty to Hrothgar by willingly fighting to the death in order to defend the Danes against the evil monster Gr ... welt... like barbed steel," (lines 983-986) symbolizes the evil that has threatened the harmony of Hrothgar's retainers from being able to protect Heorot and their lord. When Hrothgar gazes upon Gren ... this symbol reflecting the interdependence necessary for survival in an Anglo-Saxon society. Hrothgar's loyalty to Beowulf is symbolized by the abundant gifts with which he rewards the young he ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Castles of Medieval Times

to the castle. Knights guard this area just as they did in the poem Beowulf. At the end of the hall Hrothgar and his lady sleep in their chamber with knights guarding them throughout the hall before t ...

(3 pages) 27 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Pagan and Christian Aspects of Beowulf

treats and Beowulf claims victory.In retaliation for her son's dismemberment Grendel's Mother kills Hrothgar's closest friend prompting Beowulf to search for her. When he finds her lair he again exhib ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf as the Ultimate Hero

entire kingdom.Beowulf's heroism can be seen when he takes 14 of the bravest in his land to go help Hrothgar. Hrothgar was Beowulf's father's close friend who had been plagued by attacks for twelve ye ... lagued by attacks for twelve years that threatened an entire kingdom. Beowulf did not have to offer Hrothgar's kingdom help, but does so because he wants to uses his God given strength to the best of ...

(6 pages) 58 0 4.2 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Heroic code of Beowulf

eowulf seen in line 194 and leading through his description prior to leaving on his journey to help Hrothgar.When we are introduced to Beowulf we are immediately given the image of a courageous and re ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Anglo-Saxon Values in Beowulf

rtance of generosity and bravery.The Anglo-Saxon value of fairness is reflected by Beowulf. He asks Hrothgar the favor of fighting alone with Grendel with only the help of his men, as stated in this l ... n belief is also demonstrated by Beowulf, this being the value of boasting. Beowulf boasts a lot to Hrothgar about all his successes. He brags about his strength and valor. He describes many treachero ...

(1 pages) 17 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

pany. Grendal causes grief 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 ... f sins", resembles a physical monster that is hostile to humanity. Grendal constantly visited Hrothgar's mead hall for his feasts on people, which made him feel that he had a sense of empowermen ...

(2 pages) 1134 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Grendel

nds" (p. 17). He had no one to talk to; and one can see that when he appeared for the first time at Hrothgar's meadhall. During this visit he said, "Why can't I have someone to talk to?" (P. 53). He r ... Why can't I have someone to talk to?" (P. 53). He realized that all the people; even the Shaper and Hrothgar had someone to talk to. These were some of the things that contributed the most towards Gre ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

errified of what will become of this attack.Around 474 AD there was a fierce problem in the land of Hrothgar. An immense monster named Grendel lived in the swampy fens of Hrothgars kingdom. Grendel we ... endel lived in the swampy fens of Hrothgars kingdom. Grendel went to a mead-hall which was built by Hrothgar, and attacked warriors. Grendel terrorized the Danes every night and killed 30 people all b ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf: A Recreation Of The Grendel Attacks

the bountiful banquet tables, and drank their wine as the wee hours of the night elapsed. Our lord Hrothgar has kept the kingdom prosperous by honoring these warriors in the Herot. I, myself, ...

(1 pages) 233 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

790 years ago. The main character in the story was Beowulf. Some other characters in the story were Hrothgar, Grendel, Unferth, and Grendel's mom. A folktale is a story that has a hero, magic, gods, a ... gods, and a villain. The hero of Beowulf was Beowulf. Beowulf came to the Land of the Danes to help Hrothgar get rid of the evil in the land by killing Grendel and his mother. The movie Beowulf was di ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Grendel

is terrible place and enter the world. One night he gets trapped in a tree. A band of humans led by Hrothgar approaches him and attacks Grendel. They are very close to killing Grendel, but his mother ... mpervious to human blades. Grendel becomes a creature of pure destruction. He carries many raids on Hrothgar's meadhall, Herot. A young king had risen to power nearby and soon his property bordered Hr ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers