As he introduces himself to Hrothgar, Beowulf presents each and every one of these qualities. He is loyal to his lord by his description of himself as “Hygelac’s kinsman, one of his hall-troop.” He is first and foremost a warrior to Hygelac. He later on says that one of the reasons why he would fight Grendel, other than helping the Danes, is “to heighten Hygelac’s fame and gladden his heart.” He is fighting for the name of his lord and not to gain personal recognition. He then goes on describing his strength. First, he proves his might by stating “When I was younger, I had great triumphs.” He gives Hrothgar a reason why he is justified to fight Grendel. Even in his younger days, when he was probably weaker, he already made a... [continues]
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