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10 Major Events of Beowulf
Transcript of 10 Major Events of Beowulf
The funeral of Scyld-Scefing is described. It is a foreshadowing of Beowulf's funeral at the end.
Grendel, a monster attacks Heorot.
Beowulf sails to the land of Danes with fourteen other Geatish warriors to defeat Grendel.
Beowulf fights Grendel without weapons and tears one of Grendel's arms off.
Hrothgar, King of the Danish, presents gifts to Beowulf for his efforts in fighting Grendel.
After a feast, Beowulf goes to sleep.
Heorot, the banquet hall, is attacked by Grendel's mother to avenge her son's death. She takes one of Beowulf's warriors and Grendel's detached arm.
Beowulf meets Grendel's mother in her lair in a cave under a lake. He kills her with a sword that he finds there.
Beowulf returns to Hrothgar with the head of Grendel's mother and the hilt of the sword that he used to kill her. Hrothgar presents more gifts to Beowulf.
Before fighting against a dragon, Beowulf makes a flashback by telling his men about his youth in the court of King Hrethel. He describes the grief that Hrethel had when one of his son's was killed.
Fifty years later, Beowulf becomes the King of the Geats after Hygelac and his kinsmen were killed in battle.
Wiglaf, a warrior, shows Beowulf some of the dragon's treasure before he dies. Then, Beowulf's body is burned and a site is built to honor him.