Lines 371–835 Summary and Analysis
Edgetho: Beowulf’s father, the link between Hrothgar and Beowulf
Higlac: Beowulf’s uncle and lord
Unferth: Hrothgar’s courtier who taunts Beowulf about the stories of his bravery
Brecca: a childhood companion of Beowulf’s
Welthow: Hrothgar’s wife
Hrothgar remembers Edgetho’s son, Beowulf, and eagerly sends Wulfgar to fetch him. Beowulf boasts of his previous conquests and promises Hrothgar that he will kill Grendel. While the Danish king is pleased that Beowulf has come in friendship, he also thinks it is in repayment for his having averted a war by ending the feud Edgetho began with the...
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