"It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning. For every one of us, living in this world means waiting for our end. Let whoever can win glory before death. When a warrior is gone, that will be his best and only bulwark." (lines 1384-1389)
This is full of evil creatures that pose no threat to me. Where is the sea-troll?
The sword does nothing to this she-wolf!
This blade from the lair of the sea-troll has slain her! And now I shall avenge the Danes for all the sins Grendel committed!
I have retrieved the head of Grendel as proof of victory along with this ancient sword!
"I barely survived the battle under water. It was hard fought, a desperate affair that could have gone badly; if God had not helped me, the outcome would have been quick and fatal." (lines 1655-1657)