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Hrothgar

Summary: Hrothgar, from Beowulf, is a good person, who is not filled with evilness or hatred, but he is filled with wisdom and generosity from God. author unknown
Hrothgar is the son of Healfdene and is the husband of Wealhtheow. Hrothgar is the reigning king of the Danes and is very successful; not only as a king but also as a warrior. To memorialize his great and numerous successes he has a large mead-hall constructed. Hrothgar is getting very old and lacks the strength and bravery he once had in his youth, but he still is a very wise king who is concerned about the well-being of his people.

A warrior's greatness is determined by their courage and wisdom, and Hrothgar possesses both of these. Hrothgar is so great a warrior that his skill demanded others' respect; "Then to Hrothgar was granted glory in battle, mastery of the field; so friends and kinsmen gladly obeyed him." (Beowulf 63-65). Hrothgar is extremely prideful of all his victories and accomplishments, so he built the mead-hall, later called Herot...

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