When the monster comes to me I mean to stand, not run from his shooting flames, stand till fate decides which of us wins. t dragon’s treasure, his gold and everything hidden in that tower, will be mine or war will sweep me to a bitter death.
Beowulf and his soldiers go to face Grendel
Beowulf’s army flee and Wiglaf remains
Wiglaf and Beowulf battle with Grendel
Grendel is killed and Beowulf is mortally injured
Our glorious king! By almighty God, I’d rather burn myself than see flames swirling around my lord. I swear that nothing he ever did deserved an end like this, dying miserably and alone butchered by this savage beast.
As he dies Beowulf asks Wiglaf to bring him the treasure that the dragon was guarding.