"My Lord, the conquering king of the danes.. knows your ancestry, he welcomes you here to Hearot." (391,392,393)
This is where Beowulf "Crosses the threshold" in which he arrives to Hearot to fulfill this great adventure and quest that he has set out to experience and accomplish.
"Beowulf was granted the glory of winning; Grendel was driven under the fen banks, fatally hurt, to his lair. "(817-820)
Space symbolizes that Grendel dwells nowhere near civilization, and that he is of dark places.
This marks the first victory on the heroes path, Beowulf steps towards his destiny an backs up his boasting. He exits the "Belly of the Whale."
"Are you the one who took on Brecca in a swimming match on the open sea, risking water just to prove you could win?" (506-508)
This is a part of Beowulf's "Road of trials" in which he is called out amongst these new people and his judgement is questioned in front of them.
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