Beowulf the Warrior Setting & Symbolism

Ian Serraillier
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Denmark

The site of Grendel's attacks and the country in which Beowulf begins is Denmark. Hrothgar, Denmark's King is unable for twelve years to put a stop to the slaying of his warriors by Grendel. Having heard of Denmark's great sadness Beowulf sets out across the Baltic Sea to help them. Once Beowulf has slain the monsters, Hrothgar and his nation become an ally and a trading partner of Geatland, Beowulf's homeland.

Geatland

Geatland is the country from which Beowulf hails and where he later rules. After Beowulf's successful killing of Grendel and his mother, Geatland is given a great ally in Denmark. Later, during Beowulf's reign as king, Geatland is attacked by a fire-breathing dragon which Beowulf kills but in the process is mortally wounded leaving his country with no king and no heir.

Gold Rings

Gifts given by the king to his warriors are gold rings...

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