Beowulf travels to the land of the Danes with 14 warriors in order to fight the monster Grendel, who is in the process of terrorizing Hrothgar and his hall, Heorot. Essentially, Beowulf travels to the land of the Danes in search of glory on the battlefield and personal renown
Beowulf Returns to Land
Irritated by the noise of the king, queen and warriors' revelries, the seemingly monstrous being Grendel attacks Heorot and eats many of the warriors. When Grendel returns to attack again he is greeted by Beowulf who then has a one-on-one battle with him until he tears off Grendel's arm.
Battle With the Dragon
During his descent to her lair, Beowulf is attacked by Grendel's mother and dragged to her cave. He tries to hit her with his sword but he does not succeed in piercing her skin. In rage, Beowulf attacks her with his bare hands. However, she is swift and manages to fight back, she desperately tries to kill Beowulf, but his armor protects him from her attacks. Beowulf then spots a large sword made by giants and grabs the sword.
After the battle with Grendel's mother, Beowulf returns back to land. As a throphy he brings back Grendel's head and the sword the giants make and they hang Grendel's head from the raftors along with his arm.
Beowulf returned to the land of the Danes after fifty years to fight the dragon who was terrorizing the land. When Beowlf went to fight the dragon with his sword the dragon melted it causing him to fight with no weapons. Beowulf kills the dragon but has a fatal wound.
During the battle with the dragon Beowulf indures a fatal wound. Beowulf wanted the people to remember him for his leadership. He wanted to be buried with the dragons treasure in a tower after being turned to ashes.