Beowulf Lines 836–1,250 Summary and Analysis

Lines 836–1,250 Summary and Analysis

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Siegmund: the protagonist of a poem sung at the feast to urge “good character” in obtaining glory as opposed to Hermod, who demonstrated “bad character” in the same pursuit

Finn: also sung about in poetry to demonstrate “bad character” since he attacked his wife’s people without warning, killing her son and brother. He then forced his enemies into a peace treaty and was, eventually, murdered by them.

Hermod: a previous Danish king whose character was as poor as his military skill was great

Hrothulf: Hrothgar’s nephew who was raised by Hrothgar and Welthow after his own father died when he was a young boy

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(The entire section is 510 words.)