- Beowulf-he was the protagonist in the story. He hassle the true traits that makes him a true hero. He had to fight Grendel, grendel mother, and the dragon.
- Grendel- he was a demon descended from Cain. He prays on the people of heorot
- Grendel mother -had a relation with king horthgar. She live in a cave under the lake.
- King horthgar- he is a father figure and a great example of a king to Beowulf. had a child from grendel mother (was Grendel)
the story of Beowulf take place in Herot (in the country we call Denmark today). the story take place during the years of 400 to 500 A.D. when Beowulf was fight Grendel in the mead hall, or when he was fighting Grendel mother in her cave that was located under the lake and finally when he fighting the dragon .
King Hrothgar, is in fear of his people because of a demon named Grendel. Every night, Grendel attacks the mead-hall, Heorot, killing Danish warriors and sometimes even eating them. Hrothgar was a great warrior in his time, but now he's an old king and can't seem to protect his people. he find a warrior named Beowulf. He travels to Heorot Hall from his own lands overseas to help the king and kill Grendel. After explaining that he owes Hrothgar a favor because Hrothgar helped out his father, Beowulf offers to fight Grendel himself. after he kill Grendel, his mother wants to get revenge for killing her son so one night she goes to the mead hall and get caught and Beowulf follows her and he kill her and brings back Grendel head. after 40 year he is a king and one day a person brings him the cup and when he saw it he knew it was not going to be good. the dragon starts attacking the people and the village and Beowulf must fight the dragon. Beowulf kill the dragon with the help of one warirror that faught by his side but he dies shortly after because he was wounded by the dragon.
In my opinion the turning point is when he has to battle Grendel mother which does lead to his death later in the poem when he has to fight and kill the dragon. When he kill the dragon he dies shortly after he was stabbed by it tusk which was covered in a type of poison. after Beowulf died, the people of Herot was left without a strong leader.
the outcome is that a great king and leader died a long time after he was called to help these people against the creatures that were killing the people of Herot. Beowulf show true heroic traits that make a real hero. Beowulf had the courage to risk his own life for people he did not even know, but he became a great leader and left the people in pain and sorrow when he died.
Yes i would highly recommend this poem to someone else. it is a very good and suspenseful at certain areas. this poem is a good read for anyone that loves adventures and action movies and books. this poem tell the story of one man courage to put his life at risk, and i believe that anyone who read this poem will love it.