"commanded a boat fitted out,Proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king, Would sail across the sea to Hrothgar, Now when help was needed."
Knight in shining armor
"So Beowulf Chose the mightiest men he could find, The bravest and best of the Geats, fourteen In all, and led them down to their boat; He knew the sea, would point the prow Straight to that distant Danish shore. . .
tragic fate of the courages
"you have come bravely and are welcome. Now go to him as you are, in your armor and helmets, But leave your battle-shields here, and your spears,Let them lie waiting for the promises your wordsMay make.”
Celebration of a hero
"he silvery metal of his mail shirt Gleaming with a smith’s high art, he greeted...The Danes’ great lord:... sailors Have brought us stories of Herot, the best Of all mead-halls"
"How many times have my men, glowing With courage drawn from too many cups Of ale, sworn to stay after dark And stem that horror with a sweep of their swords... morning, this mead-hall... would be drenched with blood,"
" banquet in your honor:Let us toast your victories, and talk of the future" Then Hrothgar’s men gave places to the Geats,Yielded benches to the brave visitors And led them to the feast"