Beowulf was a well known Geat warrior that had a broad chest and shoulders, which made his legs out of proportion to the rest of his body. He was a man of courage, loyalty, and honesty, that made him a well respected Geat. Since his childhood, he was very fond of bees and considered himself the bee hunter. Out of all the Geats he knew, Beowulf respected his Uncle Hygelac, the king of the Geats, the most.
In the land of the Danes, there was a disturbance in King Hrothgar's hall, Heorot. The legends of a vile beast named Grendel were true. Grendel's treachery caught the attention of people far and wide including poets. After discovering of what has happened in the land of the Danes, Beowulf was the one brave soul who decided to do what he can to save the great hall. Prior to his arrival, Grendel attacked once more looking to feast on innocent lives. However, Grendel was surprised by the strong and cunning Beowulf, who had clutched his hands to the beast's arm. With all his might, Beowulf tore Grendel's arm from its socket which killed the beast in a pool of his own blood. In recognition for Beowulf's heroic deed, Hrothgar and all of the Danes honored him in a great banquet. However, when they thought it was all over, She-evil, the mother of Grendel, came upon them for revenge. KIng Hrothgar's beloved friend Aeshere was killed. That is when Beowulf was sent to finish the evil once and for all in the blood pool, where the female abomination lived. He took the plunge and down he went, until he was unexpectedly caught by Her deadly embrace. Due to his unexpected embrace by She-evil, a feeling of fear and dreadfulness filled his body.
When Beowulf thought it was the end, he released a cry of grief that would save his life. His cry brought him to his senses, and he went to his only weapon, his words. The words were so strong, yet calming to She-evil's ears, that it put her into a state of sleep.