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He waited at the dining hall nekkid like in the 3D movie. And stab it with his sword(If you know what I mean). =P And the arm came off.



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Hrothgar is a good and respectable king. He shows signs of caring and being an advisor to Beowolf. “ O flower of warriors, beware of that trap. Choose, dear Beowolf, the better part, eternal rewards. Do not give way to pride.”(1758-1760). He warns Beowolf of not being arrogant and abusing power, as it will be a destructive force. Hrothgar is a thoughtful King, because he warned and gave advice to beowolf. He is also courageous, as he defended his kingdom and the people for fifty years.................................................................... To me Hrothgar is a great king! I have to admit though, at first i thought of him as a week king. Only because he couldn't kill Grendel on his own. But like Jimmy Huang said the king is getting old and doesn't have the strength he used to have. So he needed to call upon the help of Beowulf. As i read on of king Hrothgar he, to me, is very wise. He has seen much in his life and has such good judgment. You can see this when the king talks to Beowulf and gives him the advice on how to be careful with all his power.(1735-1768) He gives a story of a man who had no worries in the world and had never faced the troubles of life. Now only a wise man who lived long enough would have seen such a thing. The king goes on to say that the man gets hit by an arrow, but because of his inexperience in the harms of the world he did not know how to deal with such a thing and died. Hrothgar had said this story so that Beowulf would realize that because he doesn't have to fear evils in life, such and Grendel and his mother, like average people doesn't mean that he will never be harmed............................................... I think that Hrothgar is a respectable king. He could not defend his kingdom from Grendel because of his age. He has all the knowledge and experience a warrior with honor has. He knows how a king should not act with greed because it will kill the heart slowly. Lines 1758-1764 writes “‘O flower of warriors, beware of that trap./ Choose, dear Beowulf, the better part,/ eternal rewards. Do not give way to pride./ For a brief while your strength is in bloom/ but it fades quickly; and soon there will follow/illness or the sword to lay you low.’” Hrothgar warns Beowulf of pride and too much ego. He gives advice to Beowulf because he has seen what other kings has done to their kingdoms. Hrothgar tells Beowulf that life is short and precious. The years of battles fighting for his people and the death of his closest friend show s that he has the experience. I agree with Lauren when she says “Even though Hrothgar isn't strong physically he is very strong as a king with all the wise knowledge he has formed over his life.” The experiences of heroic acts and wisdom that comes from it, is part of the Anglo Saxon culture that kings are strong, if not physically, but mentally............................................... King Hrothgar in my opinion is a good king. He has ruled his kingdom for a good amount of time. From what I’ve read King Hrothgar not only is he a good king, but a respectable one at that. He gives Beowulf advice on the responsibilities in life (1758-1768) which means that not only is he knowledgeable but he is experienced. This gives me prove that maybe he was once a victim to his own pride. By giving Beowulf this advice shows how brotherly Hrothgar can be, making sure his new found friend heed his words. Now from his interactions with Beowulf, I can say that Hrothgar not only is fond of by Beowulf, but also by his people. From his speech “Just so I ruled the Ring-Danes’ country for fifty years, defended then in wartime with spear and sword against constant assaults by many tribes” (1769-1772) I can tell that he not only rule his kingdom, but also fight for his kingdom. From what we learned about Anglo-Saxon culture, Hrothgar is a respectable king because he is willing to sacrifice himself for his people. Not only is he going to lead his people to victory, but also to fight along them, that is a true leader............................................. believe that Hrothgar is a very respectable king, he is not ignorant nor boastful. I think what Hrogthgar said here is what sealed the deal, "do not give way to pride" (1760) It shows that Hrogthgar cares about what happens to his country. Also a few lines down he says that he has defended Danes for over 50 years and protected them from many tribes which shows his undying loyalty to his people. To a culture like the Anglo-Saxons who praise courage, loyalty, and strength, I believe that Hrothgar deserves all the respect from his people. I hope I've helped you, Angela!!!



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I assume that you have not read the poem. I thought the film was rubbish! The Anglo-Saxons ( whoever they were ) were made a joke . Hollywood cannot make a truly historical film because it tries to modernise things that just will not bear modernisation. The Saxons were brutal and fierce. Men were warriors. The running of their homes, cultivation of the fields, was the work of women and slaves. Their slaves were tied to a ring every night and left there until first light when they were put to work. Old slaves were killed. In the poem there is little sentiment at all. Beowulf bravely takes on a hideous monster, Grendel, whom he has trapped using his sleeping men as bait for the creature who is a flesh-eater. Having slain Grendel, Beowulf kills Grandel's mother, who is described as being equally hideous. At the end he dies because his greed leads him to trying to take the treasure from a dragon. Look at Beowulf and try to ascertain those qualities that he values: strength, bravery, determination, lack of sentiment. He could never be a romantic hero. the very idea would have made him laugh. Waes hael!




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