In the case of the epic poem, Beowulf, this is also true.

The two main characters are Beowulf, a young man; and Grendel, a furious dragon.

One example of Beowulf's great battles is the fight with Grendel.

It is true a hero must be stalwart and bold, for a medieval hero to be distinguished one must also overcome their fears in order to achieve success....

Beowulf's world is a very violent society with wars as a dominant part of daily life.

Specifically, what is a women’s proper role in Beowulf.

The honorable old king has ruled for fifty years, and according to the author, "he was a wise king, an old guardian of the land" (Norton, 55), when the dragon attacks Beowulf's Hall, assaulting Geats at night.

Beowulf our protagonist is symbolized as a hero, who represents the Anglo Saxons at the time.

Grendel arises in the reader's mind as a creäture with a type of putrid-breath, in the darkness, a terror of impact with hard-boned and immeasurably sturdy humanoid build (Heaney, Beowulf).

Beowulf earns his fame and respect through battling creatures nobody else would want to face.


However, the women of the time are rarely mentioned in Beowulf.

The poem Beowulf also shows signs of fame/shame culture in the behavior of Hrothgar's coast-guard, who challenges over a dozen gigantic armed men, and the boasts () of Beowulf himself.

The main demon presented in Beowulf is Grendel.

The hero’s lament of not having an heir is but one of many dozens of sorrows in this poetic classic, which balance with numerous joys expressed on alternate pages.

Beowulf was famous among his people, the Geats, for his bravery.

The most significant of these monsters, Grendel, represents Beowulf's shadow, the Jungian archetype explored in the essay collection, Meeting the Shadow.

Beowulf was known as the strongest man alive.

Of course, it now becomes easy to answer – we can say Odysseus, as he didn’t just assist in the victory at Troy, but fought the gods with his longing for his home; or Beowulf, who fought of the terrible monsters in Hrothgar’s kingdom as well as his own; or Byrhtnoth, who died while defending the land he loved.

.The poem’s creation of Beowulf gives its theme ethical force.

Beowulf's list of victories consists of his swimming contest with Breca, the slaying of sea monsters, the dismembering of the monster Grendel, decapitating Grendel (or Grendel's mother), and killing the dragon....

Women, however, are rarely mentioned in Beowulf....

“I suggested in an earlier paper that the Beowulf poet’s incentive for composing an epic about sixth-century Scyldings may have had something to do with the fact that, by the 890’s at least, Heremod, Scyld, Healfdene, and the rest, were taken to be the common ancestors both of the Anglo-Saxon royal family and of the ninth-century Danish immigrants, the Scaldingi” (Frank 60)....

Is the sea described the same way as in Beowulf.

." (preface, Heaney 29), I see Beowulf as a mosaic of many poets. In this paper, I will argue that with each new translation of this Old English epic, a new author of Beowulf is born. The twenty-first century poet Seamus Heaney, who translated the Beowulf on which this paper is based, injects aspects of his world into this ancient poem. Published in the year 2 000, the inconsistency of this most modern text reveals the messy...