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He is reluctant to back down from battle, just so he can be there for the people who are in great need to be saved from evil. He builds a mead-hall and names it Heorot for his warriors to celebrate success. Though he doesnt go as far as his adviser Red Horse (who advocates violent rebellion against Hrothgar he is harshly critical of Hrothgars state and its hierarchy. The novelist and Anglo-Saxon scholar John Gardner explores the inner conflicts of the character in his 1971 novel, Grendel, an intensely moving, funny, and perceptive book). Beowulf: "The hero of all heroes Beowulf, strong and courageous, is the prince of Geats. Qayin, meaning "creature and, according to legend, the monsters of the earth are his descendants.
Hrothgar is a wise and admirable king to his people, but lacks strength to physically combat his and his people's enemies, as he is an aging King. As the leader of the Danes, Hrothgar is Grendels main rival. When he attempts to fight Grendel, though, he is humiliated. Once he makes a vow, he stands by his word, no matter what the cost, even if it takes his life. The problem with Grendel is that he seems to kill for fun and he won't pay the death-price: the treasure that he should give to the Danes to make reparations for the lives that he has taken. Her beauty (read full character the Unexpected Storm analysis). Red Horses critiques of Hrothgar and the violence upon which his rule is founded are comparable to Grendels critical views of the humans. Unlike Grendel, his mother neither speaks nor questions the world. Bookmark this page, the ogre who has menaced Hrothgar's people for 12 years is a huge, powerful descendant of the biblical Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy (Genesis 4). One of Hrothgars men, Unferth is a strong, proud hero. Grendel is (read full character analysis). Although he can't be harmed by the blade of any edged weapon, Grendel finally meets his match when the Geatish warrior Beowulf takes him on in a wrestling match.