Grendel's mom began to taunt Beowulf and for just a second he believed he would lose this battle "They wrestled, she ripped and tore and clawed at him, bit holes in his helmet, and that too failed him."(481)
I will not lose this battle.
Finally Beowulf makes a comeback in this battle and begins to over power Grendel's mother. Beowulf passionately attacks her, "And then, savage, and angry, and desperate,lifted it high over his head and struck with all the strength he had left. . ."(519)
Finally I have defeated You!
Beowulf soon returned home after retrieving the arm of Grendel as a souvenir and "Then the Geats' brave prince entered Herot, covered with glory for the daring battles he had fought. . ."(598)