Chronological British Literature Review
Beowulf is an epic poem that was authored long time ago during the Anglo-Saxon period
time. This is a work of literature that narrates about Geatish warrior, Beowulf, who obviates his
King and people from evil monsters. Beowulf and his fine warriors courageously slay three
monsters to avenge the death and torment of his men and his people (Kay and Robert 278). He
even ascends to being King of Geatland and rules for more than five decades but eventually
succumbs to wounds he suffered when fighting with a fiery dragon causing loss in his kingdom.
One major takeaway I pick from the heroic poem is that with bravery no challenge can be
undefeated. For instance, Beowulf and his men cross over to king Hrothgar`s kingdom to bravely
fight off two evil monsters, Grendel and his mother vengeful mother.He slays the two monsters
and his given treasure by King Hrothgar as an appreciation which he takes to his king in
Geatland. Amidst high reputation and strength his King Hygelac dies and he ascends to kingship
to replace him. During his regime a fiery dragon attacks the Geats and him and his men sets off
to fight it and managed to slay it to death though he also died later from the injuries he suffered
in the battlefield.
The poem also details on how it is important to show loyalty to your leaders, friends and
relatives. Beowulf and his men showed loyalty when they crossed to Hrothgar`s kingdom,
kingdom that once sheltered Beowulf during a past feud, to help them fight the two fierce
monsters that were threatening lives there. When he slayed Grendel and his vengeful mother and
peace was restored he was awarded treasure and gifts to take back to his kingdom. On other
occasion, a dragon that tormented the people was fought and killed by Beowulf.
Lastly, the warrior demonstrated generosity when he was ever ready to put his life on line to
fight off dangerous monsters that were terrorizing his people. He also showed generosity by
offering the gifts and treasure he was given by king Hrothgar to his king Hygelac. These heroic
deeds say a lot about how Beowulf was loyal, brav...