his ordinary world, Geatland, waiting for his call.
Ordinary World Before his adventure began, Beowulf was in his ordinary world, Geatland. Waiting for his call.
Call to adventure Beowulf hears the terror the monster Grendel is bringing to the Danes. He gathers 14 of his men and sets off to help the king.
Crossing the threshold Beowulf arrives and talks to king Hrothgar. He asks the king permission to fight Grendel and Hrothgar gives it to him. They then celebrate with a feast.
Challenges and temptations Beowulf defeats Grendel and Grendels mother. He is tempted with becoming too proud of himself but doesn't. He then returns to Geatland where he fights and defeats a dragon.
The Abyss After the fight with the dragon, Beowulf succumbs to his wound. He dies not long after he looks at his treasure and gives his kingdom over to Wiglaf.
Atonement He has a special tomb made for him and declares that Wiglaf, a warrior who fought the dragon with Beowulf, is to be king of Geatland.
Return While Beowulf does return home from the Danes, he dies in Geatland after defeating the dragon.