Beowulf is a young warrior in Geatland who’s a strong, responsible, and a brave leader. Hrothgar is the Danish king and he and his people have been terrorized by a monster. Beowulf brings 14 of his finest men with him. He is returning the favor. Hrothgar sheltered Beowulf’s father during a deadly feud.
Is getting revenge really worth it? Getting revenge can become an obsession for many people. Some really crave that kind of closure when they have been wronged. Beowulf wants to get even with Grendel killing the Danes. Hrothgar wants revenge on Grendel’s mother for attacking the Danes. Grendel’s mother cannot believe her son was murdered and goes after who did it.
Beowulf wants revenge against Grendel for attacking the Danes. When he is preparing to fight Grendel,he makes a formal boast, promising the Danes he will get even for them. Beowulf promised, “I meant to perform to the uttermost/what you people wanted or perish in the attempt,/in the fiend’s clutches.” The fiend is Grendel, and this is when Beowulf is about to battle him. Beowulf needs to get even for the people of Denmark.
The mother of Grendel, not as strong as her son, but deeply motivated, plans revenge. She sneaks in and gets her son’s claw. Beowulf and the men follow the trail of the mother and are lead to a dark swamp.