Examples Of Loyalty In Beowulf

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Staying loyal to your values and beliefs helps to face the challenges put in your way. Throughout the novel, Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel, the main character, Beowulf, understands this concept and uses it to help him through battles. As Beowulf takes on the challenge of fighting dangerous monsters, he undergoes many obstacles in his effort to rescue his peers. No one has been a match for these creatures until Beowulf came along and defeated them. He ensured to stay true to his word and thank God for his fate. Beowulf’s bravery can be attributed to the fact that he always stayed loyal to God and kept his word to others in the toughest of situations. Beowulf epitomizes bravery as he never backs down from a fight no matter the challenges …show more content…
Without his loyalty to others, he wouldn’t be nearly as brave. Beowulf knew that, “When [they] crossed the sea, [his] comrades and [him], … knew that all [their] purpose was this: to win the goodwill of [Hrothgar’s] people or die in battle,” (29). Thus, showing that Beowulf is loyal and will fulfill his promise to help defeat Grendel. He knew what he had to do and would stay loyal no matter the obstacle or enemy. Fully aware of death, Beowulf bravely fought Grendel anyway to prove his loyalty to Hrothgar. After battling the evil monsters Beowulf reminded Hrothgar that “If [he hears], from across the ocean, that [Hrothgar’s] neighbors have threatened [him] with war, or [oppress him] … [Beowulf] will bring a thousand warriors, a thousand armed Geats to protect [Hrothgar’s] throne,” (77). Beowulf shows his allegiance by letting him know he will come back with an army and help him fight any battle that threatens his country. Not only was he brave in the fight with the monsters, but he will be brave again to stand up against their neighbors. Beowulf’s devotion to being loyal brings out the bravery Beowulf needs to fight any and every …show more content…
After every fight, Beowulf accomplishes he, “[Lets] God be thanked!” (41), and knows that, “the Almighty makes miracles when he pleases,” (41). Beowulf knows that God is the reason he defeats all the dangerous monsters he encounters. Knowing God will be there helping him through these battles gives him the strength to be brave when fighting. He is also aware that God will be kind to him and keep him alive for as long as he is destined to. Thus, Beowulf is always, “ready, firm with [his] Lord’s high favor,” (31). This shows that Beowulf goes into ever battle positive that God will favor him. He battles with bravery because God will choose him. Even when he is loosing, God will give him more strength to defeat any enemy. Acknowledging God and thanking him for his actions gives Beowulf the bravery he needs to battle with these dangerous creatures that threaten his and others

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