Beowulf Kingship Thesis E.B.White Essays
After Heardred is killed, Beowulf does become king and rules with honor and fidelity to his office and his people for 50 years.
In his final test, the burden of loyalty will rest on other, younger shoulders.
Rough seas then drove them apart, and Beowulf had to kill nine sea monsters before going ashore in the morning.
One of the central themes of Beowulf, embodied by its title character, is loyalty.
At every step of his career, loyalty is Beowulf's guiding virtue.
When a drunken Unferth verbally assaults Beowulf at the first banquet, at issue is the hero's reputation.
Unferth's slur is the worst kind of insult for Beowulf because his reputation is his most valuable possession.