The Mothers Battle
Updated: 2/13/2020
The Mothers Battle

Storyboard Text

  • Here I go
  • I have found his body..
  • He leaped into the lake, would not wait for anyone's Answer; the heaving water covered himOver. For hours he sank through the waves;At last he saw the mud of the bottom. Lines 570-573
  • I told them I could do it
  • Her body fellTo the floor, lifeless, the sword was wet With her blood, and Beowulf rejoiced at the sight.lines 642-645
  • One last task I shall conquer!
  • Found him lying dead in his corner,Armless, exactly as that fierce fighterHad sent him out from Herot, then struck offHis head with a single swift blow. The body Jerked for the last time, then lay still. Lines 661-665
  • We must help our warrior
  • We're off!
  • Beowulf carries the head of Grendel to King Hrothgar and then returns gift-laden to the land of the Geats, where he succeeds to the throne.Lines666-668
  • After fifty winters pass, Beowulf, now an old man, faces his final task: He must fight a dragon who, angry because a thief had stolen a jeweled cup from its hoard of gold, is laying waste to the Geats' land. Lines 669-672
  • Beowulf and eleven warriors are guided to the dragon's lair by the thief who stole the cup. For Beowulf, the price of this last victory will be great. lines 672-674