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Lance Brumfield 28 September 2003 Ms Hutchens English IV 3rd hour Beowulf the Good Beowulf encompassed good in Anglo-Saxon culture He was generous brave and intelligent He fought Grendel the troll-wife and a dragon just to name a few He used his wits against his enemies He led his people in battle and at home Beowulf was an example of generosity to the Anglo-Saxons He was generous with his time because he left his home to help Hrothgar He heard of the deeds of Grendel and commanded for a boat to see the king ll130-136 Also before he dies he tells Wiglaf to give the dragons treasure to his people I thank the lord who granted me the grace to gain such a treasure for my people Head the wants and needs of my people ll1700-1705 Beowulf displays generosity when he shares stories with the other men in Hrothgars mead hall Beowulf was an example of bravery to the Anglo-Saxons He goes to help Hrothgar because no one can defeat Grendel The narrator says No man could move him to stay his hand or pay for his murders ll 117-118 He also fought the troll-wife alone In Beowulf the narrator says As he planned his plunge to the depths of the pool l 961 He is plunging into the pool by himself This shows that Beowulf does not need others to give him courage He also leads his men-who leave him-into battle against the dragon He was forced to fight the dragon alone until Wiglaf came to his aid The narrator says Under the stone-cliff he trusted the strength of his single might Not so does a coward ll 1510-1511 This says he trusted his strength which gave him courage Beowulf is an example of intelligence to the Anglo-Saxons He knows that Unferth has done no great deeds And little Ive heard of any valiant adventures from you ll450-451 He realizes the Unferth is
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