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Although Wealhtheow has much resentment towards serving the Danes she puts all that beside her and fulfilled her duties as an praiseworthy queen In Grendel it told how she came between drunken men in the mead hall as if she was their mother Her intervention reminded them of their responsibilities toward the kingdom Her presence brought light and warmth men began talking joking and laughing both Danes and Geats togetherGrendel p163 She created a positive feeling throughout the kingdom In her presence the Shaper vocalized on a positive note about comfort and joy Wealhtheow gave Beowulf advice about proper etiquette how to speak to the Geats with mild words She advised him to make sure he shared his gifts After all that was a rule by which she lived Before Beowulf left the Danes Queen Wealhtheow gave Beowulf a precious collar the Brosing necklace in appreciation for his duty She gave him the gifts so that he could make known who he was to be proud of his accomplishments She wished him the best of luck and asked him to take care of her sons There was much focus on Queen Wealhtheows outer beauty in the novel Grendel It went into much further detail than in the poem Beowulf From Wealhtheows entrance into the novel the reader was told in great detail of her physical beauty Beowulf primarily focused on her inner beauty She was described as having hair red as fire as soft as the ruddy sheen on dragons gold Her face was gentle mysteriously calm Grendel p100 This combination made her a very desirable woman So desirable that Unferth was attracted to her Unferth flirted
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