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Justification for the Abandonment and Solitude of Beowulf Beowulf is the classic tale of a mighty and heroic Geat leader who comes to anunpleasant and seemingly early end Throughout his life Beowulf had been an excellentleader and had led his army to many victories over many foes of his land and of many othersas well At his peak Beowulf was the mightiest warrior on all the earth There was no oneelse like him alive In his day he was the mightiest man on earth high-born and powerful297-298 Eventually Beowulf would come to be ruler over many people During this timehe would defeat many enemies two of which being Grendel and his mother After theirdefeat Beowulf and his people experienced a time of peace and prosperity which wasHe remained undefeated until the bitter end when he was defeated by the dragon in theunderwater hell-like grave Beowulfs death marked the end of not only his reign but also ofthe safety know by his people and also the end of his kingdom The reasons for hisabandonment of his people and his insistence to fight alone are not clear although manyhave theories as to why the great warrior chose the fate he did The first topic at hand is whyBeowulf chose to fight by himself especially in the case of the dragonBeowulf was a very valiant warrior who fought his greatest battles alone or at leastsingle-handedly First of all his battle against Grendel was brilliantly maneuvered in that heawakened from a complete slumber to slay the mighty Grendel and mutilate his body Secondly Beowulf battled against Grendels mother who was excessively disturbed about thedeath of her beloved son and won a triumphant battle In both battles Beowulf won by hisown means and was very victorious in each occasion The question could be raised as to whyhe chose to fight alone as opposed to having many skilled warriors to help him in his plightto defeat the evil in the world
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