"Beowulf tries to fight the sea-witch using only his bare hand-- The blade slices cleanly through Grendel's mother's neck"
"The dragon lands a bite on Beowulf's neck, and blood begins to flow.-- Beowulf pulls a knife from his belt and stabs it deep into the dragon's flank."
"Beowulf recounts some of his past glories and offers to fight Grendel unarmed."
Willingness to risk his life to save others
Faces Super Natural Beings
"Beowulf receives Hrothgar's gratitude with modesty, expressing disappointment that he did not kill Grendel in the hall so that all could have seen".
"Gleefully imagining the destruction that her will wreak, Grendel bursts into Heorot.-- When Grendel reaches out to snatch up Beowulf he is stunned to find his arm gripped with a greater strength than he knew possible."