Beowulf is escorted by one of the guards and hrothgar is waiting for his arrival.
Beowulf goes on to present his achievements and his heroic characteristics.
He has "swam In the blackness of night, hunting monstersOut of the ocean"
Out of respect for Hrothgar, Beowulf asks if he can defeat Grendel.
Hrothgar accepts his offer to defeat Grendel. Partly because of Beowulf's father. Hrothgar realizes that a lot of his men will die and they decide to make a toast to celebrate the defeating of Grendel.